Why NOT to Skip Washing Your face at Night
Taking the time now for your skin every night will pay off in the long run for a healthy complexion.
We all know it is often hard after a long day, a long night, a night out on the town...to remember, or even have the energy to wash our face before we crawl into bed. Yet, if we all want healthy, acne-free, youthful skin we should never forget or skip this very crucial step. It can be easy to lay down for bed exhausted, leaving on a long day's makeup (thinking we might cheat a little and just wash our faces deeper in the morning). This way of thinking can often lead to overwashing, harsh, irritating washing and incorrect washing routines, that can hurt and damage the appearance and health of our skin. This morning only washing concept couldn't be more harmful and extremely unhealthy for a youthful, clear-looking complexion. By going to bed with dirty, makeup covered skin, we are acting as our skins own worst enemy by not giving our skin a chance to renew and rejuvenate during its most active cell repairing time: at night. Here's why:
Skin Regenerates as we Sleep
Our skin (and body) does the majority of its healing, repairing, rejuvenating and cell renewal as we sleep. During this rest, our bodies go into our natural cell repair mode. When we leave our makeup on overnight and don't wash away dirt, oils & impurities, it helps to stifle the natural cell renewal turnover that occurs bringing forward fresh, youthful cells. During our sleeping hours, old, top layer skin cells naturally shed off allowing new, fresh skin cells to push up to the surface, which helps our skin feel and appear youthful & bright. Our skin's ability to breathe and naturally shed properly is blocked when we leave on old makeup, oils, daily pollutant buildups and free radicals that stay trapped under the old skin cells, blocking our skins natural skin cell renal process.
This lack of ability to breathe and naturally slough off dead cells while we sleep wreak havoc on our skin and add to the look of premature aging. First, not only does it slow the skins natural cell turnover process, but also traps oils, dirt, impurities, pollutants, and makeup deep in the pores under the dead skin cells. This leads to clogged pores and unwanted breakouts, whiteheads, blackheads and dull, uneven, poor skin texture. By not removing these trapped dead cells & impurities with washing, we can inadvertently lock in our day's excess makeup, sweat, dirt & oil. It can also cause our skin to develop premature wrinkle formations, created from these dead cell buildup layers that are not exfoliated off nightly with washing, worsening the appearance of aged, wrinkled, dull, rough-looking textured skin.
"It can also cause our skin to develop premature wrinkle formations, created from these dead cell buildup layers that are not exfoliated off nightly with washing, worsening the appearance of aged, wrinkled, dull, rough-looking textured skin."
Whether your skin is oily, dry or combination, every skin type needs to follow a cleansing routine every night to help stay clear, vibrant, balanced and youthful. By choosing a simple, easy exfoliating face wash every night, we are less likely to skip our nightly cleansing. Choosing a simple, gentle, yet effective face wash, one that quickly and deeply washes away impurities and helps exfoliate our skin, gives our skin its best chance to regenerate and rejuvenate naturally, bringing out our best cells forward during sleep.
When you hear the term " Beauty Sleep" it has real meaning behind it.
So to give our skin a break from the constant onslaught from our environmental pollutants, dirt, debris, excess oil, makeup and free radicals. Washing your face every night before bed with a good, gentle, exfoliating cleanser preps the skin for a better nights rest and lets it work naturally. Your skin will show you just how much it appreciates you taking care of it every night with a good nightly cleansing.
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