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So you've heard — some celebrities don't wash their faces…

So you've heard — some celebrities don't wash their faces…

Should you get rid of your morning face wash? Here’s the lowdown.

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It’s been said that many Hollywood actresses are advocates for excluding a morning cleanse before heading out. And if you look at their flawless complexions, you might be inclined to follow suit.

Truth be told, we’re not fans of ditching that morning cleanse. But we thought we’d share why some experts say it’s a no-no if you want glowing skin. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re thinking about cutting a cleanser out of your morning facial routine.

How does it work?

It’s been said that your washing routine could end up doing more harm than good. Soap and water can both dry and weaken your skin, causing flaky, itchy skin which could lead to an uneven skin tone.

What do scientists say?

Dermatologists note that treated water — and even mineral water — is often high in calcium, magnesium and chlorine. Hard water, it’s called. In small doses, these chemicals are good for you. But too much can dry your skin out, flushing away important natural oils. And that’s bad news when you’re trying to maintain a glowing, even tone.

This sounds like a convincing argument.

Yes, assuming you’ve cleansed properly the night before and you’re constantly sleeping on clean bed linens. As none of us have the luxury of changing our pillow cases every day, that means your pillow accumulates residue from hair products after your shower, previous nights’ facial creams and, in some cases, drool — our saliva contains bacteria too.

But I don’t want my skin to dry out…

It won’t if you’re using the right skincare products. Any cleanse must be followed up by a moisturizer. If you want bright, glowing skin, keep your skin hydrated with a nourishing moisturizer to prevent skin becoming flaky and itchy