You get home late, and the last thing you want to do is remove your Makeup. So, is sleeping in makeup really that bad? Uh, yeah it is!!.
Now you're likely wondering just how bad.
The side effects of sleeping in makeup?
Sleeping in your makeup can result in unnecessary exposure to the free radicals in the environment, which the makeup holds on to. Free radicals cause the breakdown of healthy collagen, which results in fine lines on the skin. Additionally, makeup can clog your pores while you sleep.
But what about just one night?
Just one night of sleeping in your makeup is unlikely to cause long lasting damage to your skin. However, each night you sleep in your makeup, your pores become more clogged. Eventually, this can result in the formation of amicrocomedone, which attracts the acne-causing bacteria to your pores.
Will it cause skin to age prematurely?
During the day you accumulate a lot of oxidative stress. When you sleep in your makeup you are not giving your skin a chance to recover from those insults, which can lead to premature ageing. Free radicals from the environment (often in the form of pollution) remain on the skin when you do not clean your face properly at night. Free radicals cause collagen breakdown over time, which results in the development of fine lines and prematurely aged skin.
If you just sleep in eye makeup (mascara, eyeliner), is it still as bad?
Sleeping in your eye makeup will not cause fine lines or acne on the skin, but it can still lead to problems,
Mascara and eyeliner can be rubbed by your pillow and end up in your eyes, which can lead to significant eye irritation. Sleeping in eye makeup repeatedly may result in the clogging of the tiny hair follicles and oil glands on your eyelids. When these areas become clogged, bacteria can build up and cause inflammation. As a result, small bumps called styes or hordeolums can form. These bumps may resolve spontaneously, but many require treatment from your doctor.
Is sleeping in foundation the worst thing you can do, or is there a bigger makeup culprit?
Foundations and thick, oil-based primers are often the worst offenders. They prevent the skin from renewing itself naturally at night, causing blackheads, acne and dullness.
So the answer is simple REMOVE your Makeup before you go to bed, The Makeup Eraser makes this quick easy and simple removing 100% of Makeup using just water!!!