Sleeping in Your Makeup

We have all been there, after a long hard day you are exhausted and just want to collapse on the nearest flat surface. The following thoughts begin to drift through your mind;

“I really don’t want to get up. I’ll just wash my face in the morning”

“After this day there probably isn’t anything left on my face anyway”

“I’ve slept in my makeup before and nothing bad happened, it will be fine”

STOP! I know you’re tired, I know the bed feels too good for you to move but you must! This is one of the worst things you can do for your skin. First, that makeup is a smorgasbord, a veritable thanksgiving feast and it’s about to take place on your face. We’ve all heard the horror stories about needing to change bedding regularly because there are millions of little critters that love to dine on our dead skin cells living in our sheets, pillows, mattresses etc. Wearing makeup while you sleep is like a neon sign flashing “All You Can Eat Buffet” to those critters. Yuck!

Furthermore, it’s not just the makeup sitting on your skin. It’s everything your skin encountered that day; oil, sweat, environmental pollution, the sneeze from the guy in line at the coffee shop who didn’t cover his mouth and nose.

Keep in mind, your skin repairs itself at night while you sleep and it can’t accomplish that if your skin is suffocating under a layer of makeup, oil, sweat and pollution. Do your skin a favor and just wash your face.