Updated: May 6, 2020
After a long day of working, looking after kids, cleaning the house, picking up groceries, making dinner I know the last thing you want to do is cleanse your skin. You just want to put your pyjamas on lay in bed and relax. This is all understandable, but there is one last important step you need to do before you can jump into your soft warm bed……..WASH YOUR SKIN!
From the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we go to bed, our skin is attracting pollutions, chemicals, dirt, dust and bacteria, all without us noticing. You might feel our skin becoming oily or dry throughout the day but it’s the invisible threats to our skin that cause the most concern.
A proper skin cleansing ritual both morning and night is the best way to wash off the bacteria and dirt that leads to the following skin health issues.
DRY SKIN ISSUES
At night your skin heats up because your body produces fewer natural oils to lubricate it. Thicker and heavier night moisturisers are designed to replace these natural oils. Your skin will feel dry if you skip washing and moisturising your face at night, which can cause redness, irritation and further skin complications.
THE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS YOU USE WILL BE MORE EFFECTIVE
The money you are spending on skin care treatments is wasted if you don't wash your face at night. The skin repairs itself while we sleep. If you don’t wash your face, you're not allowing your skin the healing effects of sleep. Without washing your skin prior to applying your serums and moisturisers, your products will only help to trap the dirt and bacteria in your pores.
IT WILL KEEP YOUR BED SHEETS CLEANER
Wearing makeup to bed will rub off on your pillowcase, leaving your clean sleeping space covered in all the dirt and bacteria that stuck to your make up throughout the day. Every night after the one where you don't wash your make up off you will be exposing your face to whatever you brought in earlier.
UNWASHED SKIN CAN LEAD DIRECTLY TO BREAKOUTS
All the bacteria and debris you come into contact with during the day from your phone, gym equipment, and other people will stick to your skin. Skin that's not properly cleansed twice a day is more likely to get clogged pores, which cause acne.