Can I Skip Washing My Face in the Morning?
An expert weighs in on the importance of cleansing your skin.
We know how tempting it can be to head straight to bed after a long day, bypassing your nighttime skin care routine. But if we’re being honest, it can be just as tempting to skip that morning face wash when you feel like you woke up with a glow. If you think that you haven’t accumulated any dirt or impurities overnight, you may feel very strongly that you don’t really need to add time to your morning get-ready ritual by cleansing your face.
The only problem is that skipping your morning skin care routine can take a toll on your complexion.
Is It Okay to Skip Washing Your Face in the Morning?
A little sweat and oil never hurt anyone, right? Well, when it comes to your complexion you could be wrong. It’s important to cleanse your skin both morning and night. However, Dr. Zeichner does emphasize the importance of never skipping a night wash more than skipping a morning face washing session.
“Best practice is to wash your face twice daily,” he explains. “However, if you’re going to skip one time, I tell my patients to skip washing in the morning. It’s important to wash your face at the end of the day to remove dirt, oil, sweat, makeup, and pollution that build up [over the course of the day].”