Most of us are guilty of going to bed with makeup on at least once in our lives. However, making a habit of forgetting to wash your face before bedtime does have consequences. Let’s unpack what some of them are:
Dullness in your complexion
Your skin renews itself while you’re asleep It is essential that you cleanse your face before going to bed so that you not only remove makeup but also dirt and oil. This way, your skin can breathe and renew itself so that you never have to worry about losing your skin’s glow.
Most makeup is made up of oily substances, so when you don’t remove your makeup, that oil clogs your pores and can lead to the appearance of black spots, and pimples.
There’s a myth that if you use make up frequently it causes premature ageing, but that’s not true. Makeup itself doesn’t cause your skin to age – sleeping with it on does. Not removing it contributes to a breakdown in collagen and that causes your skin to age faster.
Leaving your mascara on overnight can dry out your lashes and make them brittle. This makes them more likely to fall out.
It could make your acne worse
If you have acne, sleeping with makeup on can make it worse. Cleansing twice a day is essential for people who have oily skin, and acne even if they don’t apply makeup.
No matter how tired you are after a long day or night, don’t forget to remove your makeup. Apply micellar water onto a cotton pad and rub gently on your face. Then finish off by washing your face with a cleanser to ensure that all makeup is removed.