How makeup affects your skin while sleeping

By May 17, 2021

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We all have the experience of being too exhausted after a full day’s work. At that time, washing your face becomes the last thing you want to do. Since sleep is starting to sink in, is it harmless to go to bed with your makeup on?

The first thing makeup does to you is the toll it takes on your complexion. That is, With makeup on your face, you are actually getting your pores clogged, preventing oil from leaving the skin and leading to breakouts.

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When you sleep, your skin is able to recover from various stresses during the day. However, if you sleep with makeup on, this natural exfoliation and replenishment process is hindered. What’s more, the free radicals (often from the pollution) will combine with the harmful impurities, causing skin inflammation, redness, and irritation. Over time, you are more likely to experience premature aging, including pigment production and collagen degradation.

This condition can be even worse if you regularly sleep with makeup on or if you have sensitive skin. Compounds that stay on your face overnight may cause an allergic reaction or irritant contact dermatitis.

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So, what about just one night? Will it spur skin armageddon?

Actually, one night isn’t going to ruin your skin, as long as you only do it once in a while. However, it is still necessary to remove your eye makeup, as the skin in this area is especially delicate from infection and irritation. Sleeping with eye makeup will not only increase the risk of developing a style, but also the risk of developing eyelid dermatitis or irritation from mascara. In few cases, makeup may run into your eyes, thus leading to conjunctivitis.

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The right attitude towards makeup washing should be committing to a nighttime skincare routine, at least the basic cleansing and moisturization, which promote quicker rates of cellular regeneration during sleep. If you know you may be very tired by the time you are going to bed, wash your makeup right after you finish dinner.

Many makeups are claimed to support longer, but that doesn’t mean you should wear them over a long period of time. Don’t take the marketing claims as to your own skincare routine.

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