Top 5 Reasons to Wash Your Face Before Bed

I know if you are like me, washing your face before bed is a hassle. You are tired, it takes time, and all you want to do is go to sleep. However, there are many reasons (other than avoiding a dirty pillow) why you should clean and moisturize your skin before bed. Here are the top 5:

  1. Washing your face removes not only makeup, but the dirt and dust that your face accumulated throughout the day. Think about it, your face is exposed to the elements and isn’t protected by clothing. Your makeup is a magnet for dirt and dust.
  2. When left on too long, old makeup clogs your pores which can cause enlarged pores, acne, rashes, and skin irritations, leaving the surface of your skin rough and uneven.
  3. When you don’t remove eye makeup or mascara, and you rub your eyes in your sleep, you can have lash breakage due to the lashes being more brittle from the mascara. Also, eye makeup left on overnight can cause eye irritations and the ever so lovely raccoon look in the morning.
  4. Makeup is a moisture barrier and can dry out the skin if left on too long. It also prevents the skin from naturally exfoliating which can cause a dull appearance.
  5. Your skin repairs itself at night and clean skin can absorb skincare products better. Always apply your clinical products and a night moisturizer after your cleanse.

To make makeup removal easier, use a moistened makeup remover wipe. Then wash your face with a good cleanser.

Check out all of the cleansing products available on my website that work for different types of skin. Here are a few that I use:

Thanks for reading!

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8 Responses to Top 5 Reasons to Wash Your Face Before Bed

  1. Melanie says:

    I have never heard the reasons for washing your face before bed! Thank you so much for the info! Those were all reasons that will definitely help me make sure it gets done.

    Thank you so much for joining in my hop!

  2. Joyce Lansky says:

    I guess I need to go wash my face. I’m here from the Crowning Moments blog hop.


  3. Kathy says:

    I’m guilty of sometimes not washing my face, in getting everyone else ready I can sometimes neglect myself!!!! This needs to change, thanks for the gentle reminder!! Im now happily following you and I also “liked” your page. So glad I found you on VoiceBoks weekend catch up!!

  4. Love all these awesome Avon products and tips. Thanks so much for sharing these tips. I find it hard to even wash my face all the time with a toddler to take care of. Love the disposable wash wipes!!! Glad to connect with you on voiceBoks again.
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  5. Christina says:

    Great article. Over the last few days, I’ve finally been wearing makeup again and I am so bad about washing my face. I needed a good reminder about why it’s so important.


    P.S. Visiting from voiceBoks!

  6. simply bug says:

    Great tips. I typically wash my face at night. Though it seems as I get older my skin is changing!

    • admin says:

      Hi there – I know the feeling. My skin started changing a lot in my late 40s. That’s why I promote AVON products. They made a positive difference in my skin and as time goes on, it looks better and better.

  7. Steph B. says:

    Instead of make up removing cloths, I use baby wipes. They work wonders removing mascara and makeup before I wash my face!

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