You don't need a degree in dermatology to realize that sleeping with your makeup on is a horrible idea. It's not good for your skin or your sheets. You might think, It's late. I'm tired. What's the harm of crashing out without washing my face just this once? Well,I am here to tell you that it causes more harm than you might think. Going to be bed without washing your face is bad news and can have a cumulative harmful effect. Here's the icky stuff that happens to your skin, your lashes, and beneath the surface when you nix removing your makeup before bedtime.
Your pores get blocked
When the pores are blocked, your skin gets bumpy and rough and this is not cute. If you are acne-prone, it can even lead to breakouts. Oh yes! You are effectively damaging skin by neglecting to remove makeup at the end of the day and will pay a more expensive price than doing a simple clean before bed.
You get acne
Just like our internal organs, our skin is always at work, this also means that it works right through the night as well. It is important that you understand what the skin is made of then you will also have an understanding of how to clean and care for it. Skin is made up of water, protein, lipids, and different minerals and chemicals. Skin is also covered in pores, which allow us to sweat and secrete sebum, a natural lubricant that moisturizes skin and removes dead skin cells and other irritants from our pores. When you apply makeup, you block your pores from releasing sebum, which may lead to visibly larger pores and acne overtime.
You damage skin cells
Makeup can trap environmental pollutants and free-radicals that can damage skin cells, including collagen, leading to premature skin aging. So not only does crashing out with your concealer on ultimately clog pores and lead to zits, but it can also speed up the aging process. Who really wants to age before time? That's right, no one. TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN.
Your skin becomes dull
Dewy, glowing, soft, and smooth skin is usually a desired trait and never goes out of style. Dull, sallow, or parched skin is not. If you use a makeup product, like a highlighter, to impart some peachy pink glow, that's great. But sleeping in it can cause the opposite effect. Let us all agree to stay glowing !!
You interfere with the reparatory process
Our bodies regenerate while we are at rest. The same holds true for our skin. Skin repairs itself while we sleep, so taking off your makeup at night is important because it allows your pores to release sebum that rehydrates and protects your skin from free radicals in the air. If you leave makeup on, it disrupts these critical processes.