After a Saturday night with friends (converted early Sunday), the last thing we want to do is wash our makeup before going to bed. But, although it may not seem so important, sleeping with makeup can wreak havoc on the complexion. Are you curious to know what happens to your skin when you sleep with makeup? We share the chilling details, below.
What happens to your skin when you sleep with makeup
There is a reason why dermatologists recommend washing your face before bedtime. Even if you do not put on a little makeup, the dirt and grime of the day can affect the complexion to a great extent and make you feel bad for having skipped a skin care that you can not miss. But, while washing the skin before bedtime is important, cleaning your makeup is even more beneficial. This is what happens to your skin when you sleep with makeup.
You could ask yourself what wrinkles and makeup have to do with it. The answer? Much. Because makeup can increase exposure to free radicals in the skin, it can cause wrinkles, especially if sleeping with makeup is something that happens regularly. Free radicals wreak havoc on the collagen production of the skin, making the skin look less flexible.
If the dirt and debris of the day can cause outbreaks, imagine what makeup can do. From ingredients to bacteria, there are a number of reasons why sleeping with makeup can cause pimples. Forgetting to remove makeup can cause pores to clog and acne. To prevent this setback from occurring, keep a packet of makeup wipes next to the bedside table in case you can not go to the bathroom to rinse with cleanser.
Facial makeup can dry on the skin, especially if you leave it for too long (also known as sleeping on it). That’s why it’s important to rinse it completely before going to bed. When makeup residues are left behind, it makes it harder for the skin to absorb the moisturizers and serums. As a result, the skin may feel dry and even irritated in the morning.
Your complexion is not the only thing that can experience dryness. As it turns out, your lips can also. If you fall asleep with a lipstick on, do not be surprised if you get up with a dry, cracked pot. To prevent this mishap from occurring, simply clean your lipstick with a make-up cleanser and apply an ultra-nourishing lip balm formula before going to bed. The next morning, your lips will feel soft, calm and well hydrated.
Sleeping with makeup side effects
In addition to your skin, your eyes, eyelashes and other features can also experience the repercussions. Keep reading to find out more sleeping with makeup side effects.
Clogged follicles of the eyelash
Do you think sleeping on your mascara is fine? Think again. When you sleep with mascara, and even with eyeliner, the glands and hair follicles of your eyelids can take a big hit. And, as a result, you may experience clogged follicles or styes.
Speaking of eye makeup, sleeping on it can also cause an infection. Forgetting (or being too tired) to remove eye shadow, eyeliner or mascara can often cause itching or irritation in the eyes. But, that is not the only concern. In addition to irritation, an eye infection can also occur.
Do you want long eyelashes worthy of extension? We hate to tell you, but sleeping in your mask will not help you get there. Sleeping with the mask can cause brittle lashes and even cause breakage.