After today, I will never miss a face wash before bed again.
I think we’ve all been there. It’s late, you’re tired, you just want to go to bed but, ‘Nooo!’ You forgot to take your make up off! When this happens to me, I usually just let it be and save it for the next day. But not any more!
There are the horrifying things common make up products can do to your face!
“Foundation is thick and is generally overlying other products which have been on all day,” says Dr. Graf. “The large particles and pigments break down over the day and have been exposed and metabolized by natural processes as well as exposure to environmental pollutants and bacteria, molds, and mites from the outside. The metabolic byproducts, as well as the breakdown of the makeup itself, prevent the important role of microcirculation, which helps renew skin.”
Basically, leaving your foundation on after it’s been exposed to so many pollutants can actually break down the collagen in your skin, empowering your wrinkles to step forward and your pores to clog right up!
Dr. Graf says that sleeping with any type of lipstick will result in dryness and chapping. With highly-pigmented lipsticks, scrub the lips with a cleansing wipe to fully remove before bed, then apply a generous coat of balm to build moisture back up.
“Mascara particles clog the follicles and irritates them as it would on the skin,” says Dr. Graf. “If irritation occurs, the swelling can cause blepharitis and the bacteria can cause conjunctivitis the longer it stays.” If that isn’t terrifying enough, sleeping with your mascara on can also cause the eyelashes to become brittle and break easily.
A final tip for those nights you just can’t be bothered to wash your face? Keep some make up removing wipes in your night stand. That way, you’ll have the means to keep your skin healthy right next you without ever having to walk to the sink!
H/T: Daily Makeover
While you’re here, make sure you know the latest news about cosmetic microbeads. They may be tiny, but they can do a lot of damage!