February 3, 2015 Diana Crisan Spotlight

The Most Important Time of Day to Wash Your Face

Washing your face is a non-negotiable part of your daily skincare routine and while we all know how important it is to cleanse after a long day of work (or night out!) there’s actually another equally important time of day to cleanse your mug! Can you guess when that is? It’s definitely not what you think.

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The Pre-Workout Wash

Washing in the morning and right before bed is now just a natural part of our day-to-day routine, but even so, you may be skipping out on the most important rinse of all — before your workout.  Think about it. While you may look pretty at the gym with a face full of makeup, your skin won’t look so pretty once you start sweating and your pores become susceptible to buildup and congestion.

It’s important to give your skin a deep clean before your gym sesh, whether or not you’re wearing makeup, since the dirt and oils you’ve accumulated throughout the day can still make you break out — especially if you have naturally oily skin! To make this squeaky-clean process a tad easier, just stash a cleanser like Garnier Clean + Gentle Clarifying Cleansing Gel and cleansing towelettes like L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean All Skin Types Makeup Removing Towelettes in your gym bag and wash up before kicking-butt in your aerobics class!

Are you guilty of not washing your face before the gym? Dish in the comments below (we won’t judge)! 

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    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.