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Do You Wash Your Face Every Night Before Bed?

The other night I was talking to a group of girls and the conversation suddenly went from polite to judgmental (sorry, I'm just being honest) when I found out that many of them go to sleep wearing a full face of makeup. The horror! They complained of being too tired to go through the washing, toning, and moisturizing process before bed.

By now I would think that everyone knows that not washing your face is a direct route to clogged pores and all sorts of skin issues. I actually had to use all my power to control dropping my jaw and making bug eyes at them. But then, I really started to listen. They're a bunch of new mothers and busy women who are extremely tired when it comes time for bedtime. I wouldn't dare leave makeup, oil, and dirt on my sensitive skin overnight, but apparently a lot of ladies do. Are you one of them?


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Allytta Allytta 8 years
always. unless it's i'm too lazy to do shit day, but on those i don't wear anything on my face. and sometimes when i visit a friend and it is just too late to go back home i'd stay over and he's a guy and has no products for me to use... i'll sleep in my make up, but that happens like once ot twice a year.
iolitedreams iolitedreams 8 years
You know what after having battle the spots for a long time I went through using exfoliating cleansers which made it worse and then decided to just stick with the make-up wipes and my skin has cleared up. The best thing I could of ever done :).
JulissaBaltazar JulissaBaltazar 9 years
um.. honestly i really dont. its rare wen i do.. im always lazyy sucks i knw. but i need to start making it a habbit to do it every nite
Frenched Frenched 9 years
In my teens I was really bad with this because I was oblivious about the bad effects and I just didn't put too much thought to it. Now I try to take off my makeup first thing before I get too comfortable watching TV or doing anything else. Unfortunately, sometimes I've gotten home too late and I just drop dead on the bed. Too tired to wash it off. I wake up feeling really icky and disgusting and with dry/flaky skin and of course, I pay for it later on. I've been trying to be really diligent since I know that it will pay off for me. :)
cherrypie61 cherrypie61 9 years
Very rarely I don't do it. This is when I get home after a wild party or something like that but I really have guilty feelings the next morning. We're going to regret afterwards if we didn't do it. Try to have moisturized towels in your bathroom so it'd be the remedy at nights when you don't feel like doing nothing but going to bed. xx
sudenmorsian sudenmorsian 9 years
I don't think I could ever go to sleep (or school etc. in the morning) if I didn't wash my face. I'd literally feel the dirt on my face. I recall reading somewhere that "if you can't get yourself motivated to cleanse your face every single day, don't wear make-up at all". (I'd agree just for the sake of pillow cases.) My mom doesn't always wash her face every day but she hasn't probably worn any make-up for years and years, plus I think her skin is quite rough anyway (she spends lots of time outside and never uses moisturizers or sunscreen).
Candyhunnie Candyhunnie 9 years
hmm, y'see. when i come in from a long night on the lash or at work, and i want to sleep i have my emrgency makeup remover wipes, just wipe and snooze! but other than that i always wash my face :) genious!
switchblades switchblades 9 years
I don't wear makeup every day, and on days I don't wear any I use a washcloth and water. Otherwise, I use an in-shower masque/cleanser and then moisturize. I've never worn foundation though, never had to, but I bought my first one yesterday (I've found myself looking like a zombie and sleep don't seem to go hand in hand anymore!) so I will definitely be stepping up the cleansing routine!
camellia2 camellia2 9 years
ahh, i couldn't NOT wash my face before bed! i would hate to go to bed with makeup on and pay for it later.
katybug518 katybug518 9 years
Living in the south, and it being the heart of pollen season, I'm now taking two showers a day, and therefore working hard on my new skin care regimen. It's important to me to take excellent care of my skin, and I can't go without moisturizer in the evenings, or I'll wake up feeling like I slept in the Sahara!
patrice0x0x patrice0x0x 9 years
My best friend swares if she washes her face, she breaks out and if she doesn't wash her face, she doesn't! Personally, the only time I skip it is if I'm not wearing make up, and I'm just too tired!
juliarose23 juliarose23 9 years
how could you not? it would feel so gross!
lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
always always always! I feel gross and dirty - I need to be clean and moisturized in order to sleep. this is same reason I always shower before bed - it makes me feel so refreshed and relaxed. the only thing is, even with washing every day, I still get clogged pores and pimples, so I could see how maybe someone who has the same problems might get frustrated and just give up on cleaning their face. however, that's no excuse!
brutalcupcake brutalcupcake 9 years
I can't imagine not washing my face before bed, I'd feel way too gross.
SoBourjois SoBourjois 9 years
I always do whether I have worn makeup that day or not. It just seems kind of gross not to in my opinion. Although, my dermatologist said it was okay to wear makeup to bed since "good" makeup shouldn't cause breakouts. Whatever! I blew that advice off.
PinkTulip PinkTulip 9 years
wow, it really seems like tons of ladies wash everynight! I try to, but sometimes I skip out if I am really tired (I go to grad school fulltime, work, and intern) or I don't wash sometimes if I only put blush on that day and my face doesn't feel grimy
kEsLy06 kEsLy06 9 years
I would say about 5 days out of the week i do wash my face before going to bed.
sassy-sugar sassy-sugar 9 years
most of the time i do
naomi_x naomi_x 9 years
I always do! Its my #1 Priority before i sleep!
Yourstokeep93 Yourstokeep93 9 years
I wash my face every morning and evening. It's a routine just like brushing my teeth. I feel all gross if i dont wash my face, even if i wasnt wearing make-up that day.
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
Always or I end up with ugly face for weeks.
AliCherri1 AliCherri1 9 years
I NEVER go to bed w/o washing my face and brushing my teeth! I can't sleep unless I have done those things.
Fifaxita Fifaxita 9 years
before i went to bed with my make up on, but as soon as i started removing it before i went to bed , is something that i have to do , otherwise i´ll be in bed thinking that i shouldve washed and my face feels really "closed" and dirty.. sometimes i go to bed without washing it but then i have to get up and clean it. but i dont do the whole process.. i just wash it and then tone...
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