You just had a long day but you’re tired and go straight into bed. Big mistake!
24 hours in a day just does not seem enough sometimes, right? With busy days, you just want to go home and crash into your bed. The skin care world forgives you for wearing your shoes in bed, but removing your makeup is a crime! You would have heard that sleeping with your makeup is harmful for your skin and that’s within reason. Do you know why? Here I have three simple reasons why you should remove all that makeup, and what happens to the skin when you sleep with your makeup on.
If you leave the makeup on during the night, it will mix with the natural oil secretions of the skin and the dust and grime the skin would have collected and clog your pores. And that’s never good news! Clogged pores cause pimples and breakouts and in extreme cases may cause skin infections.
Dry and dull skin
Makeup that has been left over night will not allow the skin to breathe. It acts as a barrier between your skin and the environment. Your skin needs to be clean during the night, which is when the skin repairs and regenerates itself. The makeup that has been left overnight may also settle into fine lines and creases that may cause you to look dull in the morning.
Makeup contains chemicals
Depending on your skin type, you choose makeup that suits sensitive skin or dry skin or even organic makeup. We all have different skin types, and we choose make up that suits our skin. Makeup that is meant for dry skin, sensitive skin, oily skin or even organic makeup products, they all contain chemicals. These chemicals should not be left on the face all through the day and then throughout the night. These chemicals stop the production of sebum, the naturally occurring moisturiser of your skin.
Easy ways to take off your makeup
Makeup removing wipes
These are pre-moisturised, and help you take the makeup off without any difficulty. They are easy to store, and you can keep some in your purse and they will come in handy even when you are travelling.
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