Beauty Blunder: How Bad Is Sleeping With Makeup On?

Do you always take off your make-up before bed? Every single night? Even those nights you nod off on the couch, have had a few drinks, or when you’ve had a long day? Turns out a third of women confessed in a recent survey that they are guilty of sleeping with their makeup face at least twice a week.

Even if you scrub your skin in the morning and follow a general healthy routine throughout the day, falling asleep with makeup on is one of the biggest beauty blunders you can make.

Doing so can clog your pores and oil glands. When the makeup becomes impacted in pores, it can make them appear larger. It also stretches them out and, unfortunately, since your skin collagen levels decline as you age, your pores won’t bounce back to their original size as easily. Collagen is the protein that creates structure in the skin and is ultimately responsible for keeping us youthful-looking. The more the age, the more often pores become naturally larger because elasticity decreases so the structures that support the skin, and keep pores tight, become slacker.

Not only does skimping on cleansing clog and stretch your pores, Skipping your nightly washing routine can also cause inflammation, which overtime can generate free radicals and lead to collagen breakdown. These factors, combined with larger pores, can make your skin age faster. It’s best to break this habit sooner rather than later.

Too tired to make a trip to the sink to wash your face? Keep makeup removing wipes by your bed, which will remove any makeup residue at the very least. If you are washing your face nightly and still experiencing annoying skin problems, check out if you’re making any other face-washing mistakes

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