The Right Way to Wash Your Face Before Bed

Washing your face before going to sleep isn't optional; it's the only way to prevent gunk from accumulating in your pores and ruining that bright complexion!
The Right Way to Wash Your Face Before Bed

Last update: 18 May, 2022

If you tend to lead a very busy lifestyle, you might not be able to take much time for yourself. However, you should always pay attention to your well-being and your physical appearance. Even if you go to bed late, you must always wash your face well enough to protect your skin.

You should always keep in mind that, if you go to bed with makeup or any other kind of impure substance on your face, your skin may be greatly affected because this is one of the most sensitive parts of the body in terms of your skin. Also, since your body is always growing new skin, it’s good to give that organ an extra hand!

So, it shouldn’t matter how late you get home from work, from a party, from a date, or any other event. The first thing you should always do before taking off your heels and crawling into bed, is wash your face very well. Here are a few beauty tricks for keeping your skin healthy before bedtime.


Take your time

Take about 15 minutes of your daily routine to cleanse your face. If you are able to establish a good routine, you’ll surely see a positive change in your skin.

Cleanse your face well

Wash your face

Proper facial cleansing allows your skin to breathe, which in turn promotes cell regrowth and gets rid of contaminants.

Try not to use soap

Oftentimes, instead of achieving the deep cleansing that our skin requires, soaps just dry it out. If you plan on using soap to wash your face, you should talk about the best options with your dermatologist first.

Always exfoliate

Exfoliate your skin

You should exfoliate your face at least once a week. In order to do this, we recommend using natural products or brands that specialize in exfoliants.

Rinse your face with warm water

The best option for rinsing your face is warm water. This temperature will allow you to remove all toxins from your skin. Try gently massaging this water into your face so that you won’t harm your skin.

Keep a washcloth on hand

It’s always a good idea to have a washcloth on hand, and even better if it’s a nice, soft one. It won’t cause any harm to your face, which is important, because this is the most sensitive skin on your body.

Tips when washing your face

If you’re short on time

Often, we’re so busy that we don’t have enough time to clean our faces well. Whenever you are faced with this situation, we recommend using makeup remover wipes; they’re practical, and can even help to moisturize your skin.

Check out: Homemade makeup removers!

Drying your skin

When you’re done washing your face, you should really be careful about the way you dry it off. Be gentle when drying your skin; if not, you could end up making your skin more oily.

Choosing the right mask

You should also pay attention to the type of face mask you use for deep cleansing, if you so choose. This choice will depend on your skin type. Generally, we suggest using a mask once a week before bed.

The right way to wash your face

This topic tends to be a bit redundant, because most of our recommendations and tips about how to wash your face are quite similar. However, in this section, we’ll try to get a bit more specific.

Getting rid of impurities

You should wash your face even if you haven’t used any makeup. This is because oil is always building up on the skin.

Start out with a special or natural soap (one that only you use). First, wet your face with warm water and then massage the soap into your skin.

Then, rinse off your entire face so that there is no soap left on it; check to make sure every part of your face has come into contact with water. If possible, repeat this process.

Drying off

As we mentioned earlier in this article, you should dry your face with a very soft towel to avoid harming your skin. Take your time with this part of the process until your face is nice and dry; you don’t want want your skin to be wet after washing it.

Nourish your skin

After drying, we recommend using a lotion that provides antioxidant protection against free radicals caused by sun and pollution. Spread this cream all over your face and let it set for about 15 minutes.

Check out: Tricks for a perfect face!

Benefits of washing your face before bedtime

  • Allows your skin to breath.
  • Increases the effectiveness of cosmetic products.
  • Delays the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Makes your skin brighter.
  • Helps you look less tired.
  • Gets rid of acne and blackheads.
  • Makes your skin look much more smooth and attractive.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.