Every once in a while we're sure
you've all been guilty of being too tired to take off your makeup
and have woken up with mascara smeared down your face. In fact, a
recent survey by the Daily Mail revealed that a third of us sleep
with our slap on twice a week.
As part of #SkinCareAwarenessWeek we
wanted to highlight 3 sleeping with makeup on facts, that will
definitely make you want to remove your makeup every night.
- It can cause spots!
Your face naturally picks up dirt throughout the day.
From touching your face with your hands to getting sweaty in the
gym, your makeup will hold onto dirt, oil and dead skin cells which
are produced throughout the day.
Sleeping in your makeup means that your face will hold onto this
dirt which will clog up your pores causing blackheads and those
Even if you don't have time to cleanse, tone and moisturise every
night, a quick makeup wipe is better than nothing and will do the
trick quickly. Try leaving a pack by the side of your bed to make this an easy part of your
- It can cause infection
Although foundation is the worst makeup to sleep in for
your skin, eye makeup is the biggest culprit for causing
infections. Leftover eyeshadow will clog up the glands and follicles
on your eyelids, causing infections such as styes. In addition to
this, mascara and eyeliner are equally as damaging as they can get
into your eyes and cause irritation and infection. Not only this
but left-on mascara will cause your eyelashes to become more
brittle, meaning that they'll fall out quicker!
Try using an oil based cleanser to remove you eye makeup, it will
help dissolve the products easily, even waterproof!
- It will damage your lips
Many lipsticks and lip-glosses contain drying waxes which
can dry your lips of their natural moisture. Sleeping in lipstick
will also cause the pores around your lips to clog creating small
Remove your lipstick every night and try applying a hydrating lip
balm to rejuvenate your lips giving them a soft and smooth
Should you go makeup free?
For many, the thought of going makeup free is a
daunting one. However if it meant that your complexion looked
better in the long run would you consider it?
Going a few days without your daily cosmetic routine
will allow your skin to breathe and decongest from any built up
dirt thats clogging up your pores. Take a look how style writer @rosycherrington
from The Huffington Post went makeup free for a week
Do you always take your makeup off before you go to
bed? Share your bedtime ritual with us on Twitter!