We're not throwing any shade your way. We're guilty of falling asleep without washing our face from time to time too.
In order to give your skin a chance to renew itself properly, it’s important to wash your face before bed. Sometimes life can be hectic, by the end of the day you are barely able to keep your eyes open, let alone do a 10-step skincare routine. Turn into a question?
It's important to wash your face before bed for a number of reasons, here are a few:
It's a dirty world out there. "During the day, natural oils and sweat accumulate on the skin. We are exposed to the environment, which means that dirt and pollution build up on our outer skin layer," Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City told Self magazine. Think about all the stuff in the air — from vehicle exhaust, to smoke from cigarette smokers, to cooking grease. When this isn't washed off your skin at night, it is more likely to cause irritations, allergies and other skin issues. (Source: mnn.com)
- Keeping mascara on over night can contribute to brittle or broken lashes, as well, cause a potential infection.
The term "beauty sleep" has stuck with us since it was first introduced in 1828 for a reason: we need a good night's rest to look our best. "That's when cell mitosis — cell division that renews and repairs skin — is at its peak, whether you're asleep or not," New York-based dermatologist Dennis Gross, M.D. told Reader's Digest. "This is when cells need nutrients the most, and when their anti-aging benefits have maximum impact." (Source: Mnn.com)
- Not to mention your linens will stay cleaner ;)
Makeup wipes may be convenient and certainly a quicker alternative to a trendy 10-step skincare routine. Historically, wipes haven't been the most effective way to get all the grit and grim from your sunscreen, foundation and your waterproof mascara off your beautiful face not to mention their negative impact on the environment. Times have changed (thank goodness!) there are a number of environmentally friendly, effective wipes on the market now like, The Vitamin cleanse from Kaia Naturals that are WWW (Wipes without waste), One-step makeup remover wipes from Beautycounter, and our Evio Skin x Aurora Refreshing Cleansing Hemp Wipes (shop below) which uses Cannabis Sativa Seed (Hemp) to make our wipes extremely durable, biodegradable and antibacterial paired with it's powerful and moisturizing, vegan formula that removes waterproof mascara in seconds.
Next time you're nodding off before removing your makeup, reach for a wipe with the peace of mind that Greta Thunberg will be proud of you.