The Risks of Sleeping In Your Makeup
Washing your face before bed sounds easy enough, right? But every now and then we can fall out of the habit, whether you’ve skipped a night because you fell asleep on the couch watching TV, or you’re having a sleepover, or maybe you went out for a night on the town and passed out in the clothes you went out with (happens to us all, right?!)..No matter the reason, we’ve all been guilty of forgetting to take off our makeup before going to bed, and, in addition to staining your pillowcase, it could be doing more harm to your skin than you realize.
Here’s what you need to know about sleeping in your makeup. First, you’re increasing your risk of clogged pores. Not only does makeup tend to clog pores, but it also creates an oily layer on your skin that absorbs dirt and bacteria. And then you have to add on the other stuff like your natural oils, sweat and environmental exposure, you’re basically stacking the odds of waking up with some cloggage. Clogged pores lead to breakouts and failing to properly cleanse the skin increases the risk of problems like acne, rosacea and pigmentation. Washing your face at night, regardless of if you’re wearing makeup, will help cleanse the palate and sets you in the right direction skincare-wise.
When your pores are clogged, the normal cell cycle of the skin cell is inhibited because the skin cells will not shed off when they are supposed to. This can lead to poorly functioning oil glands and, probably the worst thing of all, prematurely aged skin (*GASP*). Failing to wash your face at night can lead to your skin feeling greasy (yet dry), tired, dull and just plain unhealthy and you can expect more breakouts, rough skin texture and redness, all for something that can be so easily avoided!
Having a good skincare routine before bed is a great step to ensuring a glowing, blemish-free complexion, and it can be as simple as two steps:
Step 1. Wash your face!
Step 2. Apply the Face Budder Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer
Bonus points if you manage to floss before bed, it doesn’t affect your complexion, but having a gorgeous smile goes hand and hand with flawless skin.