5 Reasons Why You Must Wash Your Face Before Bed

Ugh, washing my face. I know I have to do it. But it is so easy to justify reason’s why I don’t need to, “I will wash it in the morning,” or, “Just this one time will not matter,” or, “I am way too tired, I will exfoliate tomorrow.” Believe me, I think I have used every excuse not to sometimes. I have been better at washing every night since I have gotten older, but it needs to be a ‘Must.’ Here are 5 reasons that can help you to remember why you want to wash your face every night.

1. Washing your face removes not only makeup, but the dirt and dust that your face accumulated throughout the day. Makeup clogs your pores and is filled with all the outside elements from the day like dirt, dust, smoke, smog, etc. The make-up acts like a magnet for all of those things.

2. When you leave your makeup on too long your pores will get clogs and that can lead to large pores, acne, rashes, and irritated skin. That can also cause our skin to feel rough and uneven.

3. When you don’t remove eye shadow, or mascara, it is possible that you may touch or rub your eyes while you sleep, and that can cause your lashes to break and become brittle. It can also cause some eye irritations and possible infections.

4. Your face needs to exfoliate naturally by shedding the dead skin, but if your makeup is left on your face, it does not allow that to happen.That can cause a dull appearance, or flaky dry skin that are uneven on your face.

5. Your skin repairs itself at night and clean skin can absorb skincare products better. Don’t forget that moisturizer! Always apply your clinical products after you wash your face.

If you are just too tired to wash your face before you go to bed, just wash your face right when you get home from work so you don’t wind down and make excuses that you are too tired.


  1. Anonymous says

    I usually have a shower before bed, but sometimes I am just too tired. This is when having a bird bath comes in handy. But the most important step before bedtime (besides flossing and brushing my teeth) is I ALWAYS cleanse my face. I use Ponds Cold Cream to remove all the days dirt (I don’t wear makeup) and then use a warm wash cloth to remove the cream. I don’t use my moisturizer during my night wash as I let my skin breath and be free of all products while I sleep and it repairs itself.

    • Anonymous says

      I wanted to add that I love Ponds Cold Cream. I take very good care of my skin and at 41yrs of age, my skin looks great. Here is my skin care in steps if it helps!

      1)Ponds Cold Cream to cleanse (remove with warm wash cloth gently)

      2)Toner (alcohol free by Vichy)

      3)Moisturize (Oil Of Olay)

      4)Sunscreen! Sunscreen! Sunscreen!

      This is a MUST when going outside everyday no matter what the season. The number one cause aging on skin (especially premature) is sun damage. I use a broadband one 110 protection (guards against UVA and UVB) by Neutrogena.

      Adopt a good skin care routine and your skin will look and feel great for years to come!

  2. says

    Thanks so much for this article! I too have waited until I was older to get a good skincare regime set and now I am paying for it w/ larger pores and all that comes along with age. I also would like to invite you to participate in my Funday Friday Comments Tag on my blog BethandBeauty.com. I have started doing this on Fridays to help me get to know my readers/subscribers and fellow bloggers better while everyone will get to know me better as well. My comments are not restricted and you are welcome to share any links back to your blog on there. This tag on my blog does not have an end date, so you are never to late to participate.

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