New Years’ Skin Resolution #1: Wash Your Skin Nightly


Make 2011 the year for healthy, beautiful and glowing skin! All this week on my blog, I’ll be sharing my expert advice on the five top most important skin habits that you need to practice so be sure to check back daily. Here goes!

What’s the #1 reason someone will go to sleep without washing their face? Exhaustion. I certainly understand the discipline and effort it requires to perform your nighttime skin care routine, especially when you’re tired. But, you really must do it.

Here are five reasons why:

1. Touching your face all day long, without intentionally doing so, is making your face one of the dirtiest parts on your body. It’s important to clean the skin to avoid the spread of acne bacteria that can cause increased blemishes.

Read: How to Wash Your Face

2. Cleansing your skin at night will reduce oil and the ability for acne-causing bacteria to thrive inside the pores. This means less break outs!

Read: Gel, Lotion or Cream: Which Cleanser is Best?

3. Your skin repairs itself at night, so removing makeup gives your skin a clean palette for applying your night time performance products for maximum absorption…

4. While you sleep, your skin is at rest allowing regeneration to occur. For the best anti-aging results clean your skin and use a high performance serum and moisturizer.

5. Moisturizers evaporate when on the skin all day, so washing your skin and applying moisturizer at night ensures it will stay moist and hydrated. And remember, quality moisturizers (without clogging ingredients) will not suffocate your skin.

Tip: Too tired to wash your skin at night? Perform your nighttime skin routine at 7:00 or 8:00. Earlier is better than never! Learn how and why we suggest using a cleansing lotion to wash your skin at night.

Have you picked out your skin type yet? Click here to get skin care products recommended for your skin type.

Read:

New Years’ Skin Resolution #2: Get Your Beauty Sleep
New Years’ Skin Resolution #3: Don’t Pick at Your Skin
New Years’ Skin Resolution #4: Wear Sunscreen 365 Days a Year
New Years’ Skin Resolution #5: Only Use Products Suited for Your Skin Type

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