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BN Beauty: 8 Side Effects of Sleeping with Your Makeup, How it Affects your Skin & Ruins your Daily Routine

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Sleeping with makeup is one thing every one of us has been guilty of at some point, but it’s not necessarily a wise thing to make a habit of. If you regularly hit the sheets with a ton of products on, brace yourself for likely effects.

Here are some side effects of wearing makeup to bed.

1. Wrinkles: Sleeping with your makeup can increase your exposure to free radicals, therefore, causing wrinkles and making you age faster. Dirt and makeup trapped against your skin cause environmentally induced oxidative damage. You would hate to wake up one morning to realize you are looking way older than your age because you didn’t do the necessary

2. Break Outs: This is one of the most common side effects of leaving your makeup through the night. Not removing foundation can definitely lead to clogged pores and pimples. Yes everyone breaks out once in a while but let’s not intentionally let it happen when we can control it. Wipe off that makeup!

3. Clogged Eyelash Follicles: Sleeping in mascara and thick liner may result in the clogging of the tiny hair follicles and oil glands on your eyelids and when these areas become clogged, it leads to small bumps called a stye or hordeolum or eye redness

4. Broken Eyelashes: Leaving on Mascara can lead to your eyelashes becoming brittle, break easily and even shed faster. Try to avoid damages like this.

5. Your complexion will appear dull: If you’ve ever woken up in the morning, looked in the mirror, and wished your skin looked brighter, it would probably be due to your lack of cleansing the previous night. Regular cleansing and exfoliation are integral to revealing healthy new skin cells and allowing the natural repair processes of the skin to occur. After establishing a good skin routine, your complexion will look so glowy, you won’t need nearly as much makeup to brighten it up.

6. If you have acne, you might make it worse: While cleansing is an important step in anyone’s beauty regimen, it’s especially key for those who have temperamental skin. For those with oily skin, sleeping in makeup could worsen your skin conditions.


7. You could put yourself at risk for an infection: While the act of sleeping in your makeup may not cause an infection, if you already have an active skin abrasion, such as an inflamed acne pimple, it’s possible that an infection can occur because your skin barrier is compromised. Don’t forget your skin is your first line of defense against infections.

8. Makeup Stains on the Sheets: This is the most obvious side effect of wearing makeup to sleep all that makeup automatically goes on the sheet. I mean how disturbing is that. It would have just been a lot more stressful taking off the makeup than having to wash your sheet and remake the bed. Although you might argue that sleeping a particular way might help you avoid that but for how long?

The bottom line is even if you’re super tired, wash your face before heading to bed your skin will definitely thank you later.

Sources: Goodhousekeeping, Bustle, Instyle

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