A couple of days ago I was randomly surfing on YouTube and a video just ran passed my eyes. “Stop Washing Your Face in The Morning”, she was a Korean YouTuber. I couldn’t question it at all as you all are aware of the Korean beauties; dewy, fresh skin, perfect silky straight hair blah blah blah. But wait, does it mean just go to work with a puffy drool-y face? In my twenty-two years of life (yes, I am this young), there isn’t a single morning I haven’t left home without having a flushed face. And several times I have asked myself to just go without cleansing my face as cleansing in the morning makes it worst. So, when I ran my eyes over the description of the video, I find it quite weird as you just thought it is.
I did a hell lot of research over the internet and I find many articles favouring this fact. It is a recent debate going on all over the internet that is it right to cleanse your face in the morning or not. There are many French articles supporting the claim to not wash your face in the morning. In this post, I have prepared an amalgam of all the recent studies that show whether you should wash your face in the morning or not. And I will tell you the best way to deal with your morning face, but before it, have a look at some of the reasons for which it is better not to wash your face in the morning.
Let Your Skin Repair Itself
It goes right opposite to what we know about a good skin care regime. Most of us think we frequently need to get rid of the dust, dirt, oils and pore-clogging muck. But sometimes your skin needs a cleansing break. All of the repair work is done while you sleep, when you thoroughly cleanse your skin before hitting the pillow you are no more exposed to dirt or pollutants. And as you use chemical cleansers after waking up, you are scrubbing off all the essential oils and nutrients that your skin has produced at night as a repairing act. Let your skin repair itself, skip the harsh practice of rubbing your face with lots of leather foam.
Protect Your Skin’s Natural Barrier
Why strip away all the essential oils your skin has made for you by working hard all night long. Your skin produces its own natural protective barrier against dust. So, protect it without washing it away in the morning. But what about the bacteria that prowls on your pillowcase, just ready to clog your pores unless you wash your face? If you are breaking out already, then there’s probably a larger cause.
Save Your Time and Give Your Skin a Natural Moisture
We Westerns, thanks to our tight schedule, crave for even 10 minutes more sleep. So, give yourself those golden ten minutes by skipping morning scrubbing. Keep your skin naturally hydrated, just a splash or two of water is amply refreshing for your skin.
Let Your Night Time Products to Work More Efficiently
When you apply the night cream or moisturizing serum on your skin, make it sure that your skin completely soaks up it all. Why removing it in the morning? Let’s offer our skin more time to spend with its friends.
Here’s the tip!
So, you have reached here! Now, as you know it is actually better not to wash your face in the morning. I will suggest you the most accurate way to deal with your morning face. Apply your daily routine night time products, let them totally absorb into your skin, grab an eye mask and go to sleep. After waking up, rinse your face with only tap water. Your skin gets very thirsty in the morning, rinsing it with water serves it best.