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Does anyone else not wash their face in the morning?

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onetiredfromthesugarhighmummy Tue 22-Apr-14 10:19:43

I told my sister yesterday that I don't wash my face in the morning & she said I was horrible & wrong.

I cleanse & moisturise every night, with possibly some serum or facial oil once a week if I remember, then in the morning I rinse my face with clean warm water & that's it. I wear a full face of make up every day, I have SPF in my foundation & never go to sleep with make up on.

Do I really need to wash my face & apply moisturiser in the morning? I'm usually in a rush & it would be a faff! I'm 38 but have no obvious wrinkles or ageing signs if it makes a difference...

YesAnastasia Tue 22-Apr-14 10:25:23

I haven't today. I did the same as you last night & just reapplied moisturiser this morning for the new term school run.

My face feels greasy & dirty now though, I need a wash... but I don't see anything wrong with you smile

dobedobedo Tue 22-Apr-14 10:26:23

I only ever "wash" my face with baby lotion, either in the morning or at night. Never use water or a cleanser or anything else. I have nice skin and never get spots. Whatever works for ya!

Leviticus Tue 22-Apr-14 10:42:51

If you are rinsing the overnight sweat off you're fine. Ignore!

Floisme Tue 22-Apr-14 11:30:47

Nah, I give it a splash but that's to wake me up as much as anything else. I've cleansed the night before so I don't see the point of doing it again. I do moisturise morning and night but then I'm older and have drier skin.

Saurus72 Tue 22-Apr-14 14:14:28

I can't understand people who don't shower (including face!) every morning, I find it really gross. I can smell people who don't shower in the morning, and it is just unpleasant.

BackforGood Tue 22-Apr-14 14:21:10

but you are - you said you rinse your face with clean warm water. In my world, that sounds like washing.

Flexiblefriend Tue 22-Apr-14 14:25:51

I never specifically wash my face. I have a shower every morning, so it gets rinsed, but I don't use soap or anything on it. I don't wear makeup, just moisturise in the morning after my shower. I've never noticed it seeming dirty.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 22-Apr-14 15:32:39

Saurus-I expect you can smell people who don't shower enough full stop, not specifically in the morning.

I use micellar water in the mornings and evenings.

Floisme Tue 22-Apr-14 15:46:29

How do you know they haven't showered that morning? Do you ask them?
Just for the record, I shower or wash - just not my face. grin

frankietwospots Tue 22-Apr-14 15:55:02

I shower every morning but don't wash my face. I just put serum on, then eye cream, then moisturiser, sometimes primer, then make up.

littleredsquirrel Tue 22-Apr-14 15:58:30

I haven't washed my face in the morning for years. In fact I rarely wash my face. It is cleansed and moisturised morning and night.

Liara Tue 22-Apr-14 16:01:12

I only wash my face when I shower in the evening.

Unlike saurus (I presume) I get mucky doing my job so must wash at the end of the day - my bed would get filthy otherwise!

GoodnessIsThatTheTime Tue 22-Apr-14 16:04:31

I shower in the morning, but don't specifically wash my face. I find it drying.
I don't cleanse/moisturise either. Sometimes use olay if it feels dry - but then I don't wear make up!

I suspect its due to not wearing make up but my skin is great... although now I'm older I suspect I'd look better with a bit on.

On the rare occasions I wear make up I cleanse/mositurise at night.

Saurus72 Tue 22-Apr-14 16:18:37

Floisme well there is a distinct, unwashed, bed smell. Just...not fresh. I can tell one of my good friends at work doesn't shower in the morning, it's not nice. My husband does say I'm like a bloodhound, I would be a very good sniffer dog.

juneybean Tue 22-Apr-14 16:20:44

I use facial wipes and apply moisturiser as my skin is quite dry (probably from the wipes!)

Floisme Tue 22-Apr-14 16:27:48

Saurus72 fair enough, I hope I would pass your sniff test grin

Onsera3 Tue 22-Apr-14 18:31:16

I've just stopped washing face in the mornings. I hated the way my skin was looking. I stayed a few days at a house with a water softener and my skin looked and felt better so much better so I figured hard water was to blame. I give a wash during evening shower with cleanser.

LittleBellaMummy Tue 22-Apr-14 18:47:00

I start work at 6.30am most mornings so don't have time to cleanse, tone and moisturise as I would in the evening. However I found a fairly new product called micellar water, just splash it on cotton wool wipe over your face and it literally feels completely fresh and clean!

FluffyDucky Tue 22-Apr-14 19:27:53

Nope, I've never washed in the morning (unless I have the day off and I feel I need it)
Just moisturiser and under eye stuff. Evening I cleanse and often then hot cloth cleanse.

tuttifrootie Tue 22-Apr-14 19:40:13

Skin is a living organ and during the night your skin naturally cleanses the pores and will push old skin cells/dirt up to the surface. Cleansing in the morning aids the process by removing the debris.

You will have a fresher, more radiant complexion if you do cleanse morning as well as night and your moisturisers etc will be able to work better too.

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