You can probably relate to this scenario: You keep pressing snooze on your alarm so that when you finally do wake up, you’re rushing to put yourself together and make it out the door without getting to your destination too late. Or, you come home after a seriously long day at the office, lie down on your bed, and almost instantly fall asleep. In either case, you might end skipping out on an important step in your skincare routine: washing your face with a facial cleanser. Of course, this isn’t the best situation to find yourself in. If you want to help keep your skin looking its best, the first step in your morning and evening skincare routines should be washing your face—and the first skincare product you should reach for is a facial cleanser. But why is that? Keep reading to learn why you should wash your face when you wake up and before you go to bed—and how to make the most of your face-washing routine.
WHY SHOULD YOU WASH YOUR FACE TWICE A DAY?
While you may feel like you can skip out on picking up a facial cleanser and washing your face from time to time, it’s a good idea to stay consistent with your skincare routine—and that includes cleansing. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, you should wash your face twice a day (morning and night), as well as after sweating heavily (i.e. post-workout). Throughout the day and night, excess oils, dirt, and impurities can build up on the surface of your skin—and if you don’t wash these off, they can clog your pores, which can lead to breakouts.
So, keep your bathroom counter stocked with a facial cleanser formulated for your skin type and use it morning and night to wash your face. Just remember to apply a moisturizer to damp skin after cleansing to help lock in hydration.
WHAT’S THE BEST FACIAL CLEANSER FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE?
Everyone’s skin is different—but regardless of whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or something in between, you can benefit from using a facial cleanser to wash your face twice a day.
FACE WASH FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
Looking for a cleansing option that works for all skin types? Try Sayeeda Aqua Wash, which lifts dirt and impurities without drying out the skin.
How to use it: Wet your face and hands with lukewarm water and work a small amount of Aqua Wash into a foamy lather. Massage it onto your face in a gentle, circular motion, then rinse with lukewarm water.