Do you take off your makeup every night before you go to bed? Sure? Even when you’ve been home late and all you want is to lie down and close your eyes without even going through the bathroom? Well, if you are one of those who does not always remove makeup before sleeping, do not feel alone. A survey conducted in the US concluded that a third of women do not remove their makeup before going to bed. However, those same women were aware of the damage they were causing to the skin of the face, one of the most delicate in the whole body.
Removing makeup before bed is one of the most boring routines but at the same time most important for the health and well-being of your face. Make that little effort every night, over the years you will appreciate it.
Below we will give you 6 reasons why you should sleep without makeup, an easy and effective way to take care of your skin.
1 Eye irritation
Sleeping with a mask, eyeliner or eye shadow can harm the health of your eyes, as it is very easy for the chemical to get into them. This causes the eye to swell, become irritated and you may even develop an allergic reaction. It can also plug the oil glands found in the follicles of your eyelashes. And speaking of eyelashes, did you know that while you sleep with rimmel, you can remove makeup in a slightly rough way, causing you to lose some eyelashes while you rest? Do not hesitate: if you are going to make up your eyes, then try to remove your makeup perfectly before sleeping.
Using base and powder for the skin is not recommended even during the day. But sleeping with it has terrible effects. First it makes the pores of the face open, making your skin not look soft and smooth. And second, these open pores are usually filled with grease and dirt as they easily adhere to makeup.
When pores fill with grease and dirt they can become infected. This is why it is so common for you to wake up irritated and with nuggets on your face after sleeping just one night with makeup. This causes your skin to then need to “expel” the fat and does so in the form of pimples and blackheads.
Maybe you’ve already noticed it, but when you spend a whole day with makeup you start to notice the dryness. Imagine adding to that a whole night of more makeup, precisely at the moment when the skin should be recovering. This dryness leads to premature wrinkles and changes in the balance of the skin. In conclusion. Sleeping with makeup on ages you.
Cleansing your face before bed not only removes traces of makeup, it also removes dirt and contamination that has adhered to your skin during a long day at work. And we must not only think about dirt, but about the bacteria that live inside this dirt. The bacteria will be happy on your face if you give them a chance to play on it. Wash with neutral soap and a good facial cleansing product.
Using lipstick in bed can do more harm than simply staining your favorite sheets. Most long-lasting lipsticks have polonium, an unhealthy chemical that has been linked many times to certain types of cancer. Wearing lipstick while you sleep dries out the lips and clogs the pores surrounding the mouth, creating acne and nasty blackheads. Pass cleansing cream over your lips, although at first glance it seems that you have almost no makeup anymore: there are always particles that need to be removed with an appropriate product.
Always remember to clean your face with makeup remover and plenty of water before going to sleep. Also, don’t be afraid to show your face without makeup to the world. Sometimes to look beautiful we need much less makeup than we think.