Washing your face before bed removes the dirt, sweat, and other impurities your skin comes in contact with during the day. If you wear makeup, washing your face before bed is especially important. Leaving makeup on overnight can lead to clogged pores, acne, and irritation!
Making a consistent effort to wash your face every night before bed can reduce breakouts and keep your skin healthy. If you’re too tired to wash your face before bed, wash your face as soon as you get home for the day. That way, you’ll go to bed with a clean face without making your bedtime routine any longer than you want it to be.
Don’t forget - Moisturized skin is healthy skin. To keep your skin looking and feeling its best, you should moisturize at least 1-2 times a day, ideally once in the morning after cleansing your face and once in the evening after cleansing.
Keeping your skin well moisturized is key in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, & dryness. The best time to do it is immediately after a shower or bath, since warm water and steam open your pores. This allows the moisturizer to sink in faster and work more effectively.
Even if you have oily or acne prone skin, moisturizing is still important. If your skin doesn’t respond well to moisturizers with thick and rich formulas, look for a thinner or water based one that can give your skin the hydration it needs, without clogging your pores.
AND... Staying hydrated is just as important for your skin as it is for your general health. When you don’t drink enough water, your skin can lose elasticity and vulnerable to contaminants and irritation, including acne.
A good way to make sure you’re getting enough water is to keep a water bottle with you all day, and take a few sips per hour. You can also choose to drink water during meals instead of drinks such as soda or fruit juice!