Why you need to stop sleeping in your makeup
Whether it’s been an exhausting week at work, you’ve enjoyed a few too many cocktails or fallen asleep on the sofa watching Friends reruns, spending the night with your foundation or mascara still on seems harmless, right?
Wrong. So wrong.
Every now and again, we’re bound to slip up and fall face down on our pillow with our “going out” face on, but it harms our skin. Okay, I’ll be the first to admit, it’s been my closet beauty sin - and I really am ashamed about it. Trust me. But it turns out, this lazy girl habit of mine is doing serious damage - and one time is all it takes for the wheels to take motion.
Dennis Gross M.D., a board-certified dermatologist, told Refinery29 that sleeping in your make-up is “one of the biggest mistakes” a woman can make where her skin is concerned.
“Doing so can block pores, leaving oil trapped inside… This leads to bacteria build-up, breakouts and enlarged pores,” he explains - and these are many of the reasons we wear make-up in the first place!
On top of this, outside pollution mixes with our make-up, dirt and oil, and this combination is proven to cause premature ageing of the skin. Not. Okay.
So while you might have had an incredible night out, don’t leave the evidence on your face.
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