Why You Should Remove Your Makeup Before Going To Bed

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

I'll be the first to admit and say that I use to sleep in my makeup when I was a teenager. Sounds bad I know but I was incredibly lazy back then. I am ten times better when it comes to removing makeup at night but on the odd occasion I will go to sleep in my makeup if I am that tired. The main reason why I wanted to write this blog post is because the one time I forget to remove my makeup before going to sleep is the one time I wake up to find something gross on my face...

Hi, my name's Kyla and I once went to sleep in a full face of makeup and woke up to find a stye on my eye. Yep. I ended up getting a stye on my eye because I went to sleep with makeup on. I remember waking up with a bit of a funny feeling on my right eye on the bottom lash line. It didn't hurt or anything it just felt a bit annoying every time I blinked. When doing my makeup on the same day, I looked in the mirror and saw what looked to be like a white head on my lash line. Googling the symptoms showed that I did have a stye and you can get them from wearing makeup to bed. Thankfully, it has all gone now and the discomfort only lasted a day and luckily it wasn't very noticeable, only when you got up real close to my face was the only time that you could see it.

Since I woke up with that stye on my eye, I have been itching to write this blog post about why it is important to remove makeup before going to bed. Be it makeup wipes, toner or a cleansing balm, it's very important to remove all makeup before going to bed!

Reason #1: Breakouts.

Sleeping with your makeup on is bad for your skin, in the short and long run. I found that when I did use to sleep with my makeup on, I found that in the morning I would wake up with a few spots on my face. Wearing makeup for long periods of time can cause clogged pores resulting in skin breakouts.

Reason #2: Wrinkles

Apparently the Daily Mail performed an experiment to see how your skin is affected when sleeping with makeup on. They asked one woman to stop washing her face for an entire month and asked her to reapply her makeup in the morning for 30 days. After the 30 days, they found that the woman had pretty much aged about 10 years! It's not the best of experiments and you can easily fault it with it not being very reliable but still! Looking 10 years older because she didn't wash her face! I find that to be very shocking.

Reason #3: It can have a negative affect on all skin types

If you have hormonal acne and end up sleeping in your makeup, in the morning you might see some of the affected areas flare up a little bit. On the other hand, if you have oily skin, you might find that you'll have a few spots or even a break out the next day.

Reason #4: Eye makeup can be damaging

Wearing mascara or eye liner can be pretty damaging to your skin as it could lead to irritation of the eye or/and unwanted eye infections. Mascara can also damage your eye lashes when left on over night - I read somewhere that they can cause your eye lashes to break off!

Reason #5: Lip products can dry out lips

Apparently some lipsticks can be very drying to your lips and supposedly wearing lipstick on a daily basis and zap your lips of the natural moisutre they already contain. I hardly wear lipstick, so I've never gone to sleep whilst wearing lipstick but my lips are generally always chapped so sleeping in lipstick would make my lips ten time worse!

Reason #6: Clogged pores

Your skin is an organ and it's important that you allow your skin to breathe. The pores on my nose are already pretty damn big (they've gotten better though over the years) and the thought of these pores being clogged and prevented from air overnight makes my skin crawl.  If the pores on your skin are blocked by your makeup, then the glands that produced sebum which is suppose to wash out the dirt from your pores end up getting trapped which causes spots and other gross things.

So there you have it, 6 reasons why you should remove your makeup before going to bed. I'm sure there is plenty more reasons why you should but I think these are the most important ones! After writing this blog post I'm very eager to wash, cleanse and tone my face!


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