5 Reasons to Wash Your Face at Night
It’s late…it’s been a long day…you’re exhausted. All you can think about is crawling into bed…so you break one of the cardinal rules of beauty and hit the pillow, face covered in makeup.
You know you’re guilty…we’ve all done it! Is one or two times going to wreck your skin? Probably not…but skipping this important step on a regular basis will lead to beauty crises with short term and long term consequences. Here we’ll discuss why this simple step is essential to keep in your daily routine.
1. Your face is one of the dirtiest places on your body
Think about it…you wash your hands throughout the day because you’re frequently touching dirty surfaces such as doorknobs, the gas pump, money…you get the point. You may not realize it, but you are constantly touching your face as well…unintentionally depositing the dirt you’ve picked up from these surfaces directly onto your face. Not washing this off at the end of the day leads to the spread of bacteria, which causes acne, clogged pores and other unsavory issues.
2. Sleeping doesn’t just refresh your mind
As you sleep, your body works to repair the damage of the day. This also applies to your skin, which naturally exfoliates itself while you sleep! Your body works to shed dead skin that can leave your face appearing dull (even flaky) and cause uneven skin tone. You need a clean, moisturized face to accommodate this important natural exfoliation!
3. Clean skin absorbs skincare products
There are some incredible eye creams, serums and moisturizers on the market…our guess is you probably have some of these on the shelf. But your skin has to be clean in order to fully absorb the fabulous benefits of these potions! Want to maximize your results? Wash that face!
4. Not removing mascara = broken lashes
You work so hard with your lash curler and mascara to have beautiful lashes…why screw that up? If you leave your eye makeup on while you sleep, think about what happens as your face is buried deeply in the pillow for hours. You’re likely tossing and turning…rubbing your eyes due to the irritation..your lashes become brittle due to the residual mascara and break. You’re also leaving yourself susceptible to uncomfortable eye irritation and even infection.
5. Makeup clogs pores. Period.
We wear makeup to enhance our natural beauty, right? Of course. But makeup has an evil side too. If not removed, it will clog pores, leading to larger more visible pores and breakouts. As we’re applying makeup, we’re touching it with our fingers and with brushes (are you cleaning them after every application? We didn’t think so.) This leads to bacteria growing in your powder, eye shadow, concealer, etc. This bacteria will basically have a party in your pores all night if not properly removed!
Tip: Still finding yourself too tired to wash your face at night? Try switching up the routine and washing earlier in the evening, maybe after dinner or even right when you get home.