Most of us have been guilty of going to bed without removing our makeup on one or more occasions, whether it’s because we got home late from a night out, fell asleep on the couch or were left exhausted by our evening chores. Removing your makeup might not be high up on your list of priorities, but it should be. Here’s why:
1. Clogged Pores
When you don’t remove your makeup, your skin isn’t able to breathe and this can lead to your pores being clogged, causing pimples and breakouts.
2. Thinning Lashes
Leaving your mascara on will dry your lashes out and make them brittle. As a result, they are more likely to fall out or become sparse.
3. Dehydrated Skin
Your moisturisers and skincare products may not be as effective as they could be the next day if you don’t remove your makeup. Makeup creates a barrier that prevents all the ingredients in your products from penetrating the skin and doing what it needs to do.
4. Dry Lips
The wax and chemicals in your lipstick dry out the moisture in your lips, and this can leave them feeling dry and chapped.
5. Premature Ageing
While you sleep, your skin renews itself. When you don’t remove your makeup, this contributes to a breakdown in collagen, and your skin therefore ages faster.
So, spending a few minutes at night removing your makeup means you can sleep worry-free – and your skin will thank you!