Should you be washing your face in the morning or just at night? This is the #1 question we get on facial cleansing. Today we are clearing up the “when to cleanse” question once and for all.
Yes! Always wash in the morning. Here’s why:
In addition to germs from your pillowcase, the bacteria from your saliva and oils from your hair find their way to your face and eyes during the night. A quick wash in the morning will remove these irritants.
A bonus to the morning face cleanse? It’s the best way to refresh and prep your skin to absorb the other skincare products you apply. We recommend a soothing, non-drying, foam cleanser like Easy Does It for a simple morning cleanse that softens and helps protect the skin.
The Nighttime Face Cleanse
It goes without saying that cleansing at night is a must. Besides makeup, our skin builds up sweat, natural oils, dirt, and pollution during the day that can cause skin woes of all kinds if not properly removed.
The absolute best way to cleanse everything off your face is with a double cleanse. We love the double cleanse method created by Suzanne LeRoux, founder of One Love Organics.
Washing first with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a second wash with a mild foaming cleanser, is the key to healthy, balanced, properly moisturized skin.
We recommend everyone wash with an oil-based cleanser first (even if you have acne). Basic chemistry tells us that “like dissolves like” and washing with an oil-based cleanser like Skin Savior Balm or Vitamin B Cleansing Oil dissolves oil-based dirt like natural oils, heavy makeup, and sunscreen. A second wash with a foaming cleanser like Easy Does It removes water-based dirt like dust and sweat to deeply purify the skin.
Despite the extra wash, the process is quick and easy.