Should You Wash Your Face In The Morning? Here's What A Pro Recommends
To help shed some light on the frequently asked question, we have master esthetician Renée Rouleau. Below, she offers one point to take into consideration that you might not have thought of before.
Should you wash your face in the morning?
However, Rouleau suggests considering a morning wash for the sake of serum efficacy. See, when you apply heavy, occlusive night creams and oils to the face in the evening, a simple splash of water might not fully wash them away.
So, washing off any residual skin care layers from the evening before may help this serum (and other products you use in the morning) be even more effective.
If you notice your skin begins to get dry, consider switching to a hydrating gel or cream cleanser if you don't have one already.
All of this to say: You should always listen to your own skin. Go ahead and skip the morning cleanse if you find your complexion super dry or irritated. However, there are benefits to cleansing your skin in the morning, including creating a fresh canvas for topical actives like vitamin C.
Hannah Frye is the Assistant Beauty & Health Editor at mindbodygreen. She has a B.S. in journalism and a minor in women’s, gender, and queer studies from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Hannah has written across lifestyle sections including skin care, women’s health, mental health, sustainability, social media trends, and more. She previously interned for Almost 30, a top-rated health and wellness podcast. In her current role, Hannah reports on the latest beauty trends and innovations, women’s health research, brain health news, and plenty more.