Most of us understand the discipline it takes to thoroughly wash your face the recommended twice a day. It can be difficult to go through your skin care regimen at the end of a long day when all you want to do is hit the sheets. When you’re having difficulty making it to the sink for your night time skin routine, remember that it only takes about 3 minutes to make a dramatic difference in your skin. There are a host of reasons to wash your face before bed. Here you will find the most important reasons to do so.
1. Look Younger, Longer
Research has shown that cleansing before bed can result in younger looking skin. Poor skin care can lead to early aging of the skin, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and a dull complexion. Makeup left on overnight blocks the skin’s natural exfoliating process which will not help you achieve that natural glow you’re looking for.
2. Remove Toxins
Makeup is a breeding ground for dirt, dust, and oil. When you leave your makeup on for too long, it can clog your pores, resulting in enlarged pores. Not only are enlarged pores more noticeable, but they can also irritate the skin. This may be the cause of acne, rashes, rough, or uneven skin.
3. Less Breakouts
Many of us do not realize just how often we touch our face during the day. Each time we do so, we spread bacteria around the skin, resulting in a build-up of dirt and oil which can lead to acne. Bacteria thrive inside your pores and when you fail to cleanse your skin, the bacteria can wreak havoc on your face.
4. Prevents Skin Dehydration
During the night, our skin temperature rises, resulting in a loss of water. This is why it’s important to wash your face and apply a facial moisturizer before bed. You can normally tell when your skin is too dry when it becomes itchy. Make moisturizing your skin a big part of your skin routine, as skin requires hydration to achieve a healthy glow.
5. Allow Your Skin to Repair
Skin has a big job to do at night – repair itself while you sleep. As the skin is repairing itself, it also has the ability to better absorb skincare products. This is why it’s always a good idea to use this fact to your advantage and apply your clinical products and facial moisturizer before bed. Be sure to use a quality cleanser.