Whether you’re too lazy to remove your makeup or believe it’s disappeared during the day, we’ve all been there. Other times, we may get home late or be too tired at the end of a long day at work to take off our makeup before bed. The only thing you want is to sleep!
So why is taking off makeup so important? What happens to our skin if we don’t wash our faces? Leaving off this simple step of taking off our makeup, which only takes a couple of minutes, can cause significant damage to our skin.
Let’s discuss it.
What Happens If We Don’t Take Off Our Makeup?
1. Impurities on the skin:
Our skin is made up of pores, which control how much we sweat and release sebum, which helps get rid of dead skin cells and keeps the skin hydrated and protected.
If you don’t take off your makeup before bed, your pores will get clogged, stopping your skin from renewing itself while you sleep.
Because of this, pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles are more likely to show up.
2. Premature Aging:
The skin ages faster if we don’t clean it well. In addition, the skin loses its elasticity and moisture, and spots start to show up on it.
Premature aging can be delayed, but it cannot be reversed. If you want your face to look healthier and younger, you should always take off your makeup at night.
3. Loss of eyelashes:
Mascaras are often used to make eyelashes look long, thick, and full, but if you don’t take them off before bed, your eyelashes will dry out.
This means that the hair will be affected from the root up. This makes it dry and brittle, which leads to eyelash loss in the end.
4. Cracked lips:
Most lipsticks can dry and crack your lips if you go to bed with them. Most have intense colors that you can only take off with a special product.
If you don’t keep them moist, the result can be very painful, so it’s best to use balm instead of lipstick and keep them hydrated.
5. Dark Circles:
The skin around the eyes is very sensitive. If you don’t remove the makeup particles from that area, you make the skin more opaque and darker.
6. Increased Allergies:
If you leave makeup on your skin for hours, you are more likely to get eczema, dermatitis, or allergies in general.
7. It gets the pillow dirty:
Even though this effect doesn’t directly affect the skin surface, it is still vital and can even be a nightmare.
There’s nothing worse than trying to get a stain like mascara or foundation out of your pillow, and it’s even worse when it soaks deep into the fabric.
How To Remove Your Makeup
- First, use a specific eye makeup remover.
- Use micellar water to remove your makeup. You can also use this product on your eyes and lips.
- Rinse your face and wash it with water and mild soap. Don’t use hot water because it can dry out your skin.
- Once your skin is clean, and your makeup is off, use a hydrating facial toner to close your pores and make your skin feel fresh.
- Before you sleep, use your usual moisturizer to hydrate the skin.
Don’t forget that taking off your makeup every night should become as necessary as brushing your teeth. Your skin will love you for it!