We’ve all done it! Sleeping with makeup on is an easy mistake to make after a long night. Sometimes we just don’t want to get out of our comfy beds to go wash it off. However, if you do it more than every once in awhile, you may be causing serious damage to your skin! Here’s how sleeping with makeup can affect your skin and what you can do about it!
Will it cause acne? Most likely, yes! Sleeping with makeup on clogs pores and also prevents the skin from renewing itself, which can lead to breakouts.
What about wrinkles? It sure can! Free radicals are one of the main causes of wrinkles because they cause collagen breakdown, and sleeping with makeup on increases your exposure to them. Your skin needs those 7-8 hours of sleep at night in order to recover from the pollutants of the outside world. Depriving your skin of this time can absolutely cause wrinkles and fine lines. It may also dry out your skin and create a barrier that makes it harder for moisturizers to do their job.
Love your lashes? Well, sleeping with makeup on can lead to broken eyelashes and make them less voluminous if you sleep with mascara on.
What should you do in the AM? After sleeping with makeup on, the best thing to do is cleanse your skin! It also wouldn’t hurt to give your face a few hours of freedom before putting on more makeup. Choose oil-based or foam products so that your skin doesn’t get too dry. Using a cleanser will help remove the dirt and makeup and an exfoliator will take care of the rest. To prevent yourself from falling asleep in your makeup again, put a stack of makeup wipes by your bed.
How can you reverse the damage? To help your eyelashes recover, use a lash serum to repair them.
For dry skin, we recommend using our C2 Citrus Stem Cell Lock Creme to help bring back intense moisture to your skin. It will also protect genes against damage caused by free radicals.
To reverse the wrinkles caused by sleeping in makeup, we recommend our 3-step system. It uses all natural ingredients to repair age damage and promote firmness, which will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Our Advanced Hyaluronic Hydrating Primer, Apple Stem Cell Regenerating Serum, and Ultra Replenishing Oil Squalane + Vitamin E can be used together to create younger looking skin. They’ll also help even skin tone and diminish age spots.