Why You Should Not Go To Bed With Makeup On
If you still go to bed with your makeup on, you should be spanked. You should never go to bed with makeup on your face. I even believe makeup should not be worn for 10 hours, 12 max. The thought of washing your face at night can be tiring, but you have to do it. You probably think, what’s the point, I am not even wearing a lot of makeup. This is wrong, your day old makeup plus the sweat and oil that you accumulate throughout the day and the grime from the environment — is standing between you and the complexion of your dreams. It is also ageing your skin prematurely.
The skin needs to be tended to at night, why? At night, your skin goes into repair mode — creating healthy cells, regenerating levels of collagen, and more. By sleeping in your makeup, your skin has to work way harder to get through all that dirt and grime.
If that is not enough for you, see other reasons why you need to wash your face before going to bed at night.
1. Clogged oversized pores
If you’ve ever examined your skin in a mirror, you’ll know that clogged oversized pores are horrible. Unremoved makeup can actually stretch your pores making it look bigger. This will definitely not give you a radiant complexion. Just remember you should take your makeup off at night if you don’t want oversized ugly pores.
2. Say hello to breakouts
If your pores are clogged, this makes your skin breakouts. We mostly have acne when our pores are clogged. The buildup of bacteria, debris, and oil will result in breakouts. If you don’t want zits on your face, make sure you cleanse your face at night. Getting an alcohol free cleanser will help.
3. Eye Problem
Sleeping with eyeliner and mascara can cause blepharitis and conjunctivitis( pink eye). The particles of eyeliner and mascara can clog follicles and glands. You should also worry about swollen, red, watery, and itchy eyes. And you could even lose your eyelashes.
4. Dull and dry skin
Makeup that looks fresh in the morning, is actually a moisture-sucking machine by nighttime. Removing it gives your skin the chance to breathe and recalibrate its moisture levels. When you sleep with makeup on your face, that layer of makeup is interrupting your normal skin-shedding routine which may result in your skin looking dull and dry.
5. Premature ageing
Repeatedly sleeping in your makeup is going to age your skin. If you even sleeping your makeup once a week, that’s 52 times in a year. Now think of the damage it’s doing to your skin over this period of time.
All the mentioned points above should make you see reasons to take time out of your evening to take off your makeup. You can actually leave makeup wipes by your bed to make this easy. You should also endeavour to properly wash your face and also apply night cream. The skin repairs and restores itself at night, so its best you stick to having a fresh face at night. If you do this you’ll be pleased with your skin in the long and short run.