We've all been there. You get home late, and the last thing you want to do is wash your face. So, is sleeping in makeup really that bad?
Our skin is bombarded with dust and dirt throughout the day, and much of it sticks to the make-up and sebum in our skin.
Leaving all that on overnight will damage the skin. It has been linked to skin discoloration and the breakdown of collagen. Also, if you’re prone to acne, sleeping in make-up will only cause more clogged pores, irritation, and pimples.
‘Foundations and everything from this class (powders, concealers, etc) are generally very thick and completely suffocate the skin.
Leaving all of the foreign particles these products catch during the day on your skin can lead to dehydration, poor micro circulation, collagen breakdown, high levels of inflammation and ultimately clogged pores.’
But what about sleeping in make-up such as mascara?
‘Sleeping with mascara on is another thing we strongly advise against. The sticky formula of most mascaras also ensures that a lot of dust and bacteria is caught and kept close to your eye. Particles of the mascara can be very irritating for your hair follicles, and can even go as far as to clog them and cause inflammation of your eyelid and even conjunctivitis.
While everyone will have their different methods when it comes to skin care, it’s best to stick to a daily routine so it becomes habit. To ensure you’ve removed all of your make-up and can go to bed with a clean face and conscience, start with a reliable make-up removing cleanser.