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Why Sleeping in Your Makeup is Ruining Your Skin

Monday, May 23rd, 2016


We’ve all been there, in situations where removing your make up is a task you cant be bothered with.

However, there are a lot of reasons why sleeping in your make up is a bad idea!

It might be after a long night out or you’re just too tired, everyone who wears make up has probably slept in it at one point or another. Sleeping in your makeup might be what’s stopping your skin from being perfect!

Snoozing in a full face prevents the skin from regenerating naturally during the night, this will cause redness, uneven skin tone and even dryness, and sleeping in your foundation, particularly oil based ones, can end up causing acne.


Eyes are a particular fear, as eye make up can clog hair follicles and oil glands with bacteria, causing inflammation or sty’s that may need medical attention, and particles entering your eye can cause corneal abrasions. Leaving on your mascara while you sleep can also rip out eyelash hairs.


Waxy lip products can cause chapped lips and your lipstick smearing across you face might be clogging your pores and causing blackheads. You might be accelerating the process of aging as free radicals cling to your make up during the day and sleeping with your make up on means prolonged exposure and a more likely chance that your wrinkles will appear sooner.

So be sure that you’re washing you face and cleaning out all the build up of dirt from the day!


Here are some washing tips that might improve your skin:

• Keep in mind that everyone has different skin so there will never be a miracle face wash that removes all imperfections. You should always keep it simple when it comes to face wash, it should take away dirt, germs, excess oil but not affect the necessary oils and moisture that your skin possesses.
• Don’t be too obsessed with washing your skin, if you haven’t put anything on it that day, skipping your cleanser wont be that big a deal.
• Don’t exfoliate your facial skin too much; once or twice a week is enough.
• Pat your face dry. Use a gentle clean cloth to pat off excess moisture.
• Ready your skin for winter. Colder climates mean we spend more time indoor and taking hotter showers. This can dry your skin, so don’t over cleanse and use an appropriate mosituriser.
• Be gentle with your eyes! They are more sensitive and the skin around them is more delicate and thin. Use a gentle make up remover and don’t be too aggressive with scrubbing off product.

Go forth and get better skin!

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