Why Sleeping with Makeup on is Bad - Importance Of Removing Makeup Before Bed
Have you been sleeping with makeup on? You know that regular cleansing is necessary to maintain healthy-looking skin, but you just don’t have the energy to get back up. And you think that skipping it one day won’t hurt that much, right? If you nodded in a yes, that’s exactly where you’re wrong. Sleeping with makeup on can cause extensive damage to your skin during the night. While it may be tempting to drift off to sleep with a face full of foundation, blush, and eyeliner, removing makeup before bed is essential to your skin’s health. Here are five reasons why you should be removing makeup before bed.
1. Leads to breakouts
Sleeping with makeup on, can mix with the dirt and oil that has built up throughout the day on the surface of your skin. This, in turn, can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
2. Makes you look dull
The skin repairs and renews itself overnight and creates a vibrant appearance in the morning. Sleeping with makeup hinders this renewal process. And yes, nobody wants dull skin. When you sleep in your day-old foundation, powder, and eye makeup, it can settle into your creases and fine lines, causing dull, dry, itchy skin.
3. Causes signs of ageing
Leaving makeup on while you sleep can age your skin further. This happens due to the unnecessary free radical exposure. Your skin is exposed to free radicals and other oxidative stressors during the day. This can break down collagen and cause development of lines and wrinkles. Dozing off with your makeup seals these free radicals onto the surface of the skin all night long.
4. Dries the skin
Hitting the bed with your makeup on can dry out your skin as leftover residue can create a barrier that prevents your moisturiser from penetrating your skin. Moreover, some makeup formulas contain ingredients that drain moisture away from the skin, which causes dry skin.
5. Infects the eyes
Sleeping with makeup can cause eye irritation, itchiness and infection as makeup particles can rub off onto the pillowcase and get into your eyes. In worst cases, leaving mascara overnight can cause eyelid cysts. Apart from this, the leftover makeup on your skin can also cause redness and inflammation.
Now that you know why you should take off your makeup before bed, here’s how you can do so –
i) Step 1: Cleanser – Get rid of dust, dirt, impurities and makeup from your face with a makeup remover. You can try the cleansing micellar water that reveals perfectly clean skin, without the use of water. For a deep cleanse, you can use a gentle vitamin C face wash.
ii) Step 2: Vitamin C serum – Reduce dark spots and acne marks in just a few days with the vitamin C serum. This antioxidant-rich face serum penetrates deep into the skin and helps you get a bright, spotless complexion.
iii) Step 3: Sheet mask – Sheet masks are drenched in concentrated serum and are rich in active ingredients that not only hydrate your skin but also purify, brighten and tighten it. Pamper your skin with a sheet mask two to three times a week. Sheet masks provide an instant boost of hydration and nourishment in just 15 minutes.
iv) Step 4: Night cream – Your night skincare routine is incomplete without a moisturizing night cream that exfoliates dead skin cells and brightens the skin while you get your beauty sleep. This gives you nourished, fresh-looking skin in the morning.
Once you are done taking off your makeup, you can then hit the bed and let your skin rejuvenate in peace. Browse through a wide range of Garnier skincare products and wake up to healthy and beautiful-looking skin every day.