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Do You Really Need to Wash Your Face in the Morning?

When it comes to morning skincare routines, one question that often arises is whether it's necessary to wash your face in the morning. Some people may think that a quick rinse with water in the shower is sufficient, but there's more to consider. I want to talk about why cleansing your face in the morning is important and why just water alone isn't enough.

Why Just Water Isn't Enough

It's easy to assume that washing your face with water alone in the morning is sufficient. However, water alone doesn't effectively remove the sweat, oil, and bacteria that can accumulate on your skin overnight. Here's why:

Overnight Buildup: While we sleep, our skin undergoes a natural process of shedding dead skin cells and producing oils. Additionally, sweat can accumulate, especially if you sleep in a warm room or have a tendency to perspire at night.

Dust and Bacteria: Our skin can collect dust and bacteria from our pillows and the environment as we sleep. This can contribute to clogged pores and potential breakouts if not properly cleansed.

Residual Skincare Products: The skincare products you apply at night, such as serums, moisturisers, and oils, can leave a residue that needs to be gently removed in the morning to prepare your skin for the day ahead.

The Importance of Using a Gentle Cleanser

Using a gentle cleanser in the morning is essential to remove the buildup of oils, sweat, dust, and bacteria. It helps to refresh your skin, unclog pores, and create a clean canvas for your daytime skincare products and makeup.

Using a gentle cleanser in the morning is crucial for maintaining your skin's natural barrier. Harsh cleansers or washing with just water can strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. Additionally, washing your face with water alone, especially hot water, can dry out your skin. A gentle cleanser helps to retain moisture, keeping your skin hydrated.

Proper morning cleansing also enhances product absorption, ensuring that your daytime skincare products, such as moisturisers and sunscreens, can penetrate and work more effectively.

Simplifying Your Morning Routine

If you find the idea of a full cleanse in the morning daunting, there's a simple alternative that can still provide effective cleansing: my Cleansing Rosewater. Simply soak a cotton pad with the Cleansing Rosewater and gently swipe it over your face. This will remove any overnight buildup without the need for a full rinse.

The Cleansing Rosewater is formulated to be gentle on the skin, helping to remove impurities while soothing and hydrating. This method is perfect for those busy mornings when you want to keep your routine simple yet effective.

I've always said that we need to cleanse our skin twice a day. Ideally I don't recommend you washing your face in the shower as the water can be too hot sometimes and then cause further damage to your barrier. Instead, why not try just cleansing with a gentle cleanser such as my Cleansing Rosewater, The Cleansing Beauty Balm or The Revision Gentle Cleansing Lotion to refresh your skin after a good (or not so good) night's sleep!

Thank you so much for reading,



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