Cleanse Your Face Before Bed…Or Else!
Posted By: Lindsay Schroeder Posted In: cleansing Date Posted: April 27th, 2012 Comments: 16

I know we’ve all done it. Came home after a long day or night and just been too tired to even think about washing our faces and just crash into bed. Then you wake up in the morning with a brand new pimple on your face.  There are so many reasons to not let this happen other than a brand new pimple appearing.

Our skin goes through a series of different metabolic processes while we’re sleeping including a large blood supply being brought to the skin, renewing our skin through our pores. When your makeup is covered in dirt or bacteria, you are doing your skin a great disservice. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a guy or a girl, if you wear foundation or not. All the dirt and bacteria our faces come in contact with on a daily basis is enough of a reason to make sure to cleanse your face before bed. We touch doorknobs, cell phones, money, railings, etc. and don’t realize that we’ll touch our skin several times in a day. Cleanse at night with a gentle cleanser and follow with an oil-free moisturizer. If your skin is dry, it’s very important to have a clean face that is moisturized so your skin can be re-hydrated while you sleep. If your skin is oily, you want to wash off the excess build-up of oils and dirt that have collected on your face during the day.  Following with a moisturizer when your skin is oily is important as well because an oil-free moisturizer will balance out the pH levels in your skin while you sleep, helping you become less oily. If you have acne or pimples, not washing your face at night is allowing those areas of breakouts to fester and they don’t have a chance to be clean and heal. It’s important to allow your pores the chance to breathe at night, free of dirt and pores clogged with oil. If you don’t clean the skin so the breakouts can heal, you are opening the doors of having more areas on your skin to breakout…never a good look if you can prevent it!

You also want to make sure your eye area is clean of any bacteria, dirt, or makeup otherwise you are more susceptible to eye infections. We have living organisms on our eyelashes and you need to keep that area as clean as possible at bedtime. And for any of you who wear makeup, imagine if you get an eye infection…you’ll have to throw away all your eye makeup and start over! An expensive mistake!

For those nights where you may just stumble to your bed, at least have some facial cleansing cloths by your bedside so you can swipe a couple over your face, eyes, and neck before entering dreamland…zzzzz.

About the Author

Lindsay Schroeder


Lindsay Schroeder, professional makeup artist and skincare guru, is the writer of all the content on Acne Skin Site. She has personally dealt with acne all throughout her 20’s and knows firsthand what anyone suffering with acne is going through. She has worked with thousands of clients that suffer with acne and has been able to encourage and educate them on how to get their skin on the road to recovery.

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Let the discussion begin!

  • katrina - April 29, 2012 at 3:13 am - Reply

    how about getting rid of black heads and whiteheads? i’m also wondering if i can already use SERUMs like what koreans are using on thier faces. i would always want to have that kind of skin. I’m only 18 years oldd. thank you. 🙂

    • Marinel - December 10, 2012 at 2:56 am - Reply

      i think for the whiteheads, the best solution i can share with you is to drink an orange juice every morning. I have already tried that, and it really works. Drink at least one glass of FRESH orange juice (one that really came from the orange fruit) before having your breakfast in the morning. Orange juice first before anything else. 🙂

  • Naveen - May 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    How to clean or avoid pimple marks in the face?

  • anne - May 2, 2012 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    would you mind to share some tips to remove those acne scars? i got a lot of pimples recently and it ended with those scars! now, i got no confident to face people out there and even my friend. please help me, i hope to hear from you soon. thanks 🙂

  • tyas cipluk - May 3, 2012 at 8:35 am - Reply

    This is my case -_________-”
    Can you tell the tips to remove acne scars? This is disturbing me

  • blackfanta - May 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Ok…how about getting rid of a rough nose, as a result of big pimples, leaving the scares on the nose

  • fizza - May 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Can you recommend any good oil-free moisturizer and cleansers for oily skin? i have oily skin in patches and i often get pimples on my chin and cheeks.

  • Suly - June 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    @fizza: i tried Clinique moisturizer gel. It’s so oil free and dermtologist tested. Even after u used for 15 hours outdoor activity, ur face still oil-free. Amazing.. Because with a pimple prone skin like me, i can still use a moisturizer

  • esteerola - June 28, 2012 at 2:39 am - Reply

    I have a very oily face α̲̅πϑ a very dry skin on my other parts ☀̤̣̈̇f the body. I also have problem with the cream i Ǻ♍ τ̲̅ǿ use. Im in Africa, its so sunny here. Im fair in complexion but im turning dark everyday with dark circles around my eyes. Also have pimples eruption. I want you τ̲̅ǿ suggest thE kind ☀̤̣̈̇f cream im τ̲̅ǿ use for my oily face α̲̅πϑ also my dry skin. Thanks

  • Sam - June 29, 2012 at 12:43 am - Reply

    How do you get rid of black heads?

  • Rachel - July 18, 2012 at 6:10 am - Reply

    Is accutane ok to use for acne?

  • sherelle - August 7, 2012 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    i am only 14 years and acne takes major control of my face, back and chest. i hate acne, but i tried allot of home remedies and doctor prescribe medicine. i recently started to use garlic but that burns my face alot.. will garlic help my acne?? and what about those ugly scars you get how can that be removed..

  • tasha - December 9, 2012 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Firstly, the 3 important steps. Cleanse, toner and moisturizer.
    Drink plenty of water (6-8glasses) and have enough sleep (8hrs)
    Acne scars: Use lemon, once/twice a day. Yes, it will hurt your face for 1min but the lemon juice will dry up ur scars and will peel off on its own. do it regular. you will see the difference. lemon juice also acts as a toner. So u need to put moisturizer after that.

  • Caleb - December 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Laminine will surely remove your pimples and scars

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