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3 Scary Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sleep With Your Makeup On

Dr. Jacqueline Schaffer explains why you should never sleep with your make-up on.

3 Scary Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sleep With Your Makeup On

When you forget to wash your face before sleeping, chances are your skin is cooking up in a mixture of pollutants, oils, and chemicals overnight. Before you leave your home, your skin is exposed to over 200 chemicals so who knows how much build up we’ve acquired after wearing makeup for 12 hours.

  1. A stye can be a result of sleeping with eyeliner or mascara over night because the tiny hair follicles and oil glands get clogged with bacteria. While sleeping we tend to rub our face on the pillow which then can distribute the makeup into our eyes causing irritation. These issues can be resolved quickly but can also require attention from your doctor. 
  2. Clogged pores prevent your skin from absorbing all the wonderful nutrients found in serums and moisturizers. Oil based foundations are the worst to sleep in because it prevents our skin to breathe at night and causes break outs and clogged pores. The skin uses the time we sleep to heal and repair itself therefore repeatedly sleeping with makeup on can lead to blackheads, acne, and dullness
  3. Premature aging is caused by consistently sleeping with makeup. Our skin is exposed to so many free radicals, that it breaks down the healthy collagen which results in premature aging and fine lines.

Combat all these terrible things by making sure to wash your face with an exfoliator and gentle cleanser before bed. Now that we know what happens when this important step is missed, we can keep our skin fabulous and healthy!

 

Jacqueline Schaffer



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