Can washing the face at night blur the eyesight?

@lady1993 (15716)
Philippines
December 4, 2017 6:53am CST
My mom always told me not to wash my face at night since that is the reason her eyesight became bad at an early age. But upon research, there is no scientific basis to that. Do you believe in it or do you wash your face even when your eyes are tired?
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Dec
I've never heard of that. I know when I wear make-up - rare event - I need to wash my face before I go to bed.
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
5 Dec
yeah, in that case.. it is unavoidable
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@LadyDuck (122417)
• Switzerland
4 Dec
This is an old superstition and I never heard about it. Of course I wash my face every evening before going to sleep.
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
5 Dec
I am not really sure if this is a superstition since my mom experienced it herself though
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@LadyDuck (122417)
• Switzerland
5 Dec
@lady1993 Your mother has an eye problem for sure, because all people I know wash their face before going to bed, if you do not, the pores of your skin are closed during the night and you develop skin problems.
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@MALUSE (32959)
• Denmark
5 Dec
@lady1993 That's hilarious or sad, it depends on the way you look at this remark. Your mother's eye problems have certainly nothing to do with washing her face or not. Why don't you consult an eye specialist?
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@JustBhem (22644)
• Davao, Philippines
4 Dec
I often times wash my face at night. So far my eyesight still good though sometimes I wear eyeglasses.
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
5 Dec
I still do not need glasses as of now, that is why i am hesitant
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@JustBhem (22644)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Dec
@lady1993 Well, nothing is wrong. I wash my face because I need to and to freshen me up if in case I don't need to take a half bath.
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@Corbin5 (81979)
• United States
4 Dec
I always wash my face at night and I have never needed glasses, so I am good.
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
5 Dec
that is good to know. I will try to wash my face every night for a month
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@prashu228 (22652)
• India
4 Dec
Washing with plain water is not bad at all
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@aureliah (3849)
4 Dec
How did washing the face at night affect her eyes? I would believe that it is just a myth.
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
5 Dec
her eyes were tired every day and she washed her face with soap and water?
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@LadyDuck (122417)
• Switzerland
5 Dec
@lady1993 Now you say something that you did not explain she used SOAP! She could have been allergic to a specific kind of soap or she was not careful enough to avoid soap in her eyes, this is dangerous, not washing the face.
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
6 Dec
@LadyDuck oh, i always thought washing means there is always soap involved.
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• Delhi, India
4 Dec
That's not true!! I always clean my face before sleeping.
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
5 Dec
and you still don't wear prescription glasses?
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• Delhi, India
5 Dec
@lady1993 well, I do but, that was prescribed to me long before I started cleaning my face every night. I remember I was 12 back then when I went to doctor about my eyes.
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@sjvg1976 (14689)
• Delhi, India
5 Dec
I never heard of it. It's better to wash your face at night and then sleep.
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
5 Dec
do you do it too?
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• Malaysia
4 Dec
Folklore and myth had their reasons. But, we live in the present.
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
5 Dec
I didn't really know this was myth, since my mom told me about it from her own experience
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@nomus24g (16462)
• India
4 Dec
Science seems to be obsolete here
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
5 Dec
that is why i am asking other people's experiences
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• Philippines
4 Dec
i dont think it is unless its tired
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
5 Dec
I guess one should take at least a 30 minute break before washing then?
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@josie_ (5168)
• Philippines
4 Dec
As your research showed, there is no scientific basis. Bad eyesight may be hereditary and/or over taxing our eyes like watching too much TV, reading with improper lighting and nutrition deficiency.
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
5 Dec
I hope it is not hereditary at all so far i have no need for glasses
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@MALUSE (32959)
• Denmark
4 Dec
It's incredible what nonsense people believe. The Middle Ages are over! It's certainly not good for your skin if you don't clean it and put cream on it before you go to bed.
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
5 Dec
that is what i am torn about
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@AmbiePam (46235)
• United States
4 Dec
That is an odd thing to say to someone, but I suppose someone told her that was true. You are right to not believe it though. It's simply not true, and very bad for your skin if you don't.
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
5 Dec
well, it is hard to pinpoint what really caused it since it was quite a long time ago
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@sharon6345 (102062)
• United States
4 Dec
What is she washing with? I wash with only water on my face. Not even soap.
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
5 Dec
she washed with soap when she was younger
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@ChoukseyMK (1016)
• India
4 Dec
So far untouched topic. May be new topic for research.
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@marlina (62407)
• Canada
4 Dec
Never heard such a silly thing before.
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@averygirl72 (14121)
• Philippines
11 Dec
I also heard of that with my mom. Maybe it's bad for the nerves better to relax our eyes or face first before splashing it with cold water
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
11 Dec
yeah, just to be sure
@kepweng (6407)
9 Dec
i think not i do it Often!
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
11 Dec
and you have not had any eye problems yet?
@Destesh (104)
• Kenya
8 Dec
Those are just superstitions. . Superstitions are not real ... Just myths
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@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
9 Dec
well, i kind of trust my mother she said she experienced this