3 benefits of cleansing before bed
We’ve all done it — clambered into bed with a full face of make up on and woken up the next morning with panda eyes and an unwelcome outbreak of spots. Here’s a reminder on why cleansing at night is so important to investing in the condition of your skin:
Eliminates cosmetics and perfumes
Removing your make up each evening clears your skin of the foundation, concealer, blusher and eyeliner that you’ve worn in the day. If you regularly leave your make up on overnight it can block your pores, trap in environmental pollutants, dry out your skin and leave it looking duller in the long term. Cleansing literally lifts a layer of dirt off your skin so it can breathe.
Clears away dead skin cells and sebum
Don’t wear make up? Cleansing should still be a part of your nightly routine because a build up of sebum, sweat, dead skin cells and pollutants found in the air can have the same pore-blocking effect as make up residues. Gently massaging cleanser over your face dislodges dirt and boosts blood flow to the skin too, helping it encourage cell renewal.
Preps your skin for serums and moisturisers
Cleansing preps your skin for the application of further nourishing products, such as lotions, under eye moisturisers, retinol serums and glycolic exfoliators. These skincare essentials feed the skin overnight so it looks refreshed and rested in the morning.