That’s what my mother always told me.. So do you?
Confession: I feel asleep last night without washing me face!! Eeeeeeeek! I can hear my mom now!
Yesterday was a “beauty day”. Hair, color, waxing, facial – so I didn’t wear any makeup. Good news. Bad news, I was so tired I fell asleep (yes, beauty is exhausting), without cleansing my face (which I do religiously every night) and woke up with three breakouts on my chin. Shoot! Point made.. clean the day off my face before falling asleep even if I didn’t put on makeup. (Love using the Norwex cloth for this & in the mornings – Just add water).
Here is a great article for why sleeping in your makeup is bad for your health in a 30 day experiment blog post. http://dermrf.com/2015/07/the-risks-of-sleeping-in-your-makeup-run-more-than-skin-deep/
We live in a dirty world (insert your favorite theme song). I’m in Los Angeles, known for smog and desert dirt! Just a light wipe of a toner over your face at the end of the day is proof (try it after cleansing to freak yourself out). I wipe with toner, Hydrosols or astringent – And still can’t believe what still comes off.
I love a toner that is a treatment as well: https://michellebouse.myrandf.com/Shop/Product/AATN125 (R+F “spankz for skin”
Great hydrosol: http://amzn.to/1IKjLyA (love the rose & lavender from EvanHealy)
If you like an astringent: http://amzn.to/1M7ZEQ4 (rose petal witch hazel w/aloe from Thayer)
So here is your friendly reminder.. Wash your face before hitting the pillow. Start the rejuvenation process with the cleanest skin possible. Nighttime is the most important time for your skin and body’s renewal process. Even if you fall asleep first, get up, clean your skin and go back to sleep!
I never thought I needed Toner. Then I started studying skincare & aromatherapy. I did a test on my face.. this is what I found:
Now at 42, I have noticed a BIG difference in the tone of my skin, brightness, firmness & lack of breakouts since using toner regularly.
I have noticed my girlfriend Dia’s face change too. Her freckles are softer, less wrinkles, more brightness and more hydrated skin.
It’s GOOD for your skin! Just cleanse and apply then follow with your fav moisturizer. I love to use hydrosols as well – aromatherapy & skincare combined!
PS. This video screenshot is both of us without any makeup on our SKIN.. (only eyes.. LOL)
Confession: Can’t finish my nighttime routine without spritzing myself with a Hydrosol before bed. (and during a facial one spritz for them, one for meeeeeee!)
Hydrosols are the water product from the distillation of flowers for extracting essential oils.
Hydrosols contain the same properties of the oil and are gentler for kids, elderly & animal use. You can spray Hydrosols directly on the skin, unlike essential oils that need to be mixed with a carrier oil before applying to the skin.
They are wonderful for skincare and smell delish! I clean my face then spray a cotton pad with the Hydrosol and wipe all over my skin as a toner. My skin is so soft and clean. Then I mist my face & chest before I go to sleep.
Uses for Hydrosols:
My personal favorites are Neroli & Jasmine. They always lift my spirits. (My clients love rose & lavender)
– Spritz on your face for a pick-up or hydration any time of day
– Spritz on curly hair for a little bounce revive
– 2nd cleanse on face as toner & moisturizer
– Add to a bath for a relaxing, soothing effect (lavender is perfect, just a few sprays)
– Spray on itchy doggie for shedding relief, calming relief and antiseptic treatment (lavender)
– Mist on your pillow before sleep for peaceful rest
Let me know what YOU use your Hydrosols for.