After a night out with your girls, all you want to do is sleep, but mostly you “forget” to remove your makeup and wake up feeling guilty. It happens to almost all of us!
But to get real, there are reasons that you shouldn’t be lazy when it comes to this. To find out why, keep reading!
What happens when you sleep with your makeup on?
- Sleeping with makeup can accelerate the aging process of the skin and clog pores making your skin more predisposed to acne and skin infections. It is important to remove makeup as well as dirt, oil, and pollution that may have accumulated during the day.
- Pollution can subject the skin to free radicals, which can contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin and lead to aging of the skin, so it’s important to cleanse the skin to avoid these effects, even when you’re exhausted.
- Even if you don’t have face makeup on, you’re not safe. Sleeping with eye makeup can be particularly dangerous because it can result in skin irritation, allergic reactions or more severe conditions, such as infections or a scratched cornea.
- Infection aside, sleeping with mascara on can also make lashes more brittle and prone to breakage.
Depending on how much makeup you’re wearing, double cleansing (i.e. using an oil-based formula and following with a water-based cleanser) may be necessary.
About the Author: Dr. Donika Vata is a medical doctor from Ferizaj, Kosovo. She studied general medicine from University of Hasan Prishtina.
She has been writing about medical and skincare related issue in journals, social media websites, and books. She was working for some well reputed clinics such as Telehealth Pro- Online consultations, German Cancer Center, and AppLMD. Dr. Donika was also volunteering in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Currently, she is working as a medical doctor and researcher in a dermatology clinic.