I get it, sometimes we’re just too tired from the day or a late night out to wash our face before bed. It’s so easy to just fall into bed, close your eyes and drift away. But, I can tell you that you’re doing yourself a HUGE disservice by not washing your face before bed.
New studies are showing that pollution is coming in at a close second, to the sun, for aging the skin. When pollution comes in contact with your skin, it does more than just sit there on the surface. The pollution particles can be much smaller than the size of your pores, leading it to penetrate deeper into the lower layers of the epidermis. This causes inflammation, dehydration and also a cellular level reaction that affects our elasticity and firmness. Pollution can breakdown collagen and injure the barrier function of our skin, which protects us from outside invaders.
With that being said, cleansing your skin before bed is extremely important. Even if you’re not wearing make-up, you still have oil, dirt and that nasty pollution on the skin. You must remove all that so the skin can take care of itself.
It’s not called “beauty sleep” for nothing. When we sleep our bodies rejuvenate themselves, including our skin. Lack of sleep makes any skin condition worse, increases inflammation, unbalances hydration and accelerates the aging process. Now add to that your dirty face. Cleansing your face before bed removes pollution, make-up, if you’re wearing any, oil & dirt buildup, boosts hydration, helps maintain clearer skin, helps the skin look more radiant, allows products to penetrate better, and reduces production of excess oil. Do you need any more proof for cleansing?
Here’s a little secret…..THALGO USA has a unique cleansing product coming very soon that can help you with this process. It’ll deep cleanse and remove all types of make-up, even stubborn and waterproof without stripping it or leaving an oily residue. It contains our famous Sève Bleue des Océans and a trio of plant oils. Be on the look-out!