We know how tempting it can be to hit the sheets after a long day, but is it really worth going to sleep in a face full of makeup?
While sleeping in your makeup once in a blue moon may not cause any significant damage, repeatedly doing it can cause some skin problems.
In fact, in a study conducted by Daily Mail, a woman didn’t remove her makeup before bed for a month and the results are pretty terrible!
We don’t want this to happen to you!
If this isn’t enough to convince you then keep reading for a few reasons you should never go to bed in your makeup!
Prevents collagen production while you sleep
Your skin naturally renews every night through a nighttime process that helps to repair skin cells while promoting the formation of structural proteins, such as collagen and elastin.
When you have makeup on you can interfere with this process and a lack of collagen means a higher risk for aging, which nobody wants!
Prevents natural exfoliation
Your skin also goes through a natural exfoliation process while you get your beauty rest, helping to shed dead skin cells so your skin can glow and look it’s best!
Makeup will block your pores, preventing your skin cells from being able to properly shed, meaning a dull, drab looking complexion, no thanks!
Contributes to breakouts
This is the most obvious reason to avoid sleeping with your makeup on, and blemishes can manifest after even just one night of not taking your makeup off before bed.
Keeping your makeup on blocks your pores, and when your pores are clogged this means pimples and blackheads, which is the last thing you have time for!
Puts your health at risk
This may have you a little baffled, but sleeping with conventional makeup, filled with chemicals and synthetics, may actually end up putting your health at risk, because up to 60% of everything you apply externally can sink into your body, entering your bloodstream.
If you’re exposing yourself to chemicals over such a long period, you put your body at risk for all sorts of issues from hormonal disruptions to even an increased risk of cancer.
We highly recommend making the switch to clean makeup altogether, but this still doesn’t mean you should sleep with your makeup on!
Increases risk of infection
This one is especially important if you tend to suffer with problem skin and perhaps have a few open pimples on your skin that need to be cleaned.
Sleeping with chemicals on your skin and clogging up your pores, means open pimples or other blemishes aren’t able to properly heal, putting you at risk for an infection.
Better to be safe than sorry!
We hope we have helped to open your eyes to the importance of always removing your makeup before bed!
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