Happy New Year!
Have you decided what your New Year’s resolution will be for 2018? If not, you’re in luck! How about making 2018 your Year of Habit? Or breaking the habit of not washing your face before bed? If you’re already on board and religiously do this anyway – great! If not, what better time for change than now? As the kids say – New Year. New ME.
I used to never wear makeup and therefore figured I didn’t have to wash my face before bed. I mean, what’s the point? If I’m not wearing heavy makeup or sweating from working out then why do I have to do this? Then my late 20s, skin change, and acne rolled in…big disappointment all around! I realized not only would I have to search for the proper products for my skin type, but also start investing the time into a new skin care routine. At first, it felt like such a hassle and waste of product – until I started seeing results.
After only about a month of this new routine I started experiencing less break outs and noticing a certain radiance I hadn’t seen in a LONG time. Now, don’t get me wrong! I’d also been eating more fruits/vegetables as well as washing my pillow sheets regularly. But, the difference in washing my face in the morning and wiping down with micellar water at night was shocking! Even around my monthly visit from Mother Nature (which tended to be when the majority of my breakouts happened) my skin was still fresh and for the most part acne-free.
Why do I have to wash my face before bed?
- SMOG. Yes, if you live in a largely populated area you are experience smog, dirt, dust, and Lord knows what else! The elements around you, whatever they may be, stick to your face and clog your pores. Gross.
- EYE PROTECTION. While you’re tossing and turning, it’s possible for your liner, shadow and eye lashes (with the makeup you left on them – that have been collecting dust and germs all day) to break off and enter your eyes. Unfortunately, this can cause irritation and (worst case scenario) infection such as styes which are painful and very irritating.
- HYDRATION. Cleansing and reapplying moisturizer can help prevent rugged, wrinkled and aged skin. If washing your face at night can help manage PH levels and assist in maintaining a radiant, hydrated, youthful look – I’m all for it.
CHEERS to 2018 and HEALTHY skin!