Find out what really happens to your skin when you sleep in your makeup
27 November 2015
We all know never to sleep in our makeup, but is it really that bad for your skin? If you frequently forget to remove your makeup before bed, this article may have you reaching for the makeup wipes.
Forgetting to cleanse your face before bed means you’re not just left with a face full of smudged makeup – the dirt and dead skin cells from the day will still remain, clogging your pores and leading to unwanted breakouts.
Cleansing is an important part of everyone’s beauty regime but if you have oily skin or acne, neglecting to remove your makeup before bed can actually make the condition worse.
It may come as a surprise, but leaving your makeup on all day and night can also lead to premature ageing and the development of wrinkles. That’s because trapped dirt can cause what’s known as environmentally-induced oxidative damage – where the collagen in your skin breaks down, leaving your skin less supple and smooth.
Exfoliating and daily cleansing helps to keep your skin looking bright and rejuvenated. But piling on the makeup and forgetting to remove it can lead to a dull-looking complexion as your skin will find it harder to complete the natural cell repair process under all that makeup.
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