Is sleeping in your makeup really that bad?
It happens. You make it home late, you’re exhausted, and your bed is calling your name. The only thing stopping you from hitting the hay is the fact that your makeup is still very much on. And your pores are begging you to clear them. We’ve all risked it all and sleep with a full face on. But what really happens throughout the night when we make this tough choice?
The number one effect of sleeping in your makeup is premature aging. You might not have wrinkles currently, but clogging your pores with makeup overnight will certainly speed up the process. This is due to the fact that makeup buildup can lead to collagen breakdown. Collagen is essential for rejuvenating the skin, no matter what age you are. Without it, your skin will begin to age faster than it’s meant to.
We know you’re bound to fall asleep with makeup on eventually. So for days like this, we have a great collagen booster for your next night’s sleep. is our beauty sleep supplement that not only aids in your quality of sleep, but also gives your body an extra boost of collagen. We added collagen to this formula to increase the skin’s elasticity, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines & dryness.
Eye Irritation or Infection
This effect of sleeping in your makeup is directly caused by mascara, eyeliner, or eyeshadow being left on overnight. Your eyes are sensitive and need to be taken care of properly. Neglecting to remove your eye makeup can cause serious irritation and even infection. It can also lead to dryness, redness, and plain old discomfort.
In fact, if you want an extreme scenario for the overuse of mascara, a woman named Theresa Lynch wore heavy makeup and mascara for 25 years straight, all while skipping proper removal process.
One day, she started to feel painful irritation under her eyelids, and doctors ultimately found something terrifying under her eyelids: black masses that had to immediately be removed. She nearly lost her sight to this!
Speaking of irritation, sleeping in your makeup will also irritate your skin. Skin dryness is a very common reaction caused by neglecting to remove your foundation. This is due to your pores being clogged throughout the night. Your pores need to breathe, and most importantly, they need time to recover. Dry skin is caused by the loss of elasticity which directly relates to wrinkles, blemishes, and discoloration. This cycle will worsen any of these unwanted impurities.
Sleeping in your makeup can actually lead to eyelash breakage. No one wants to lose their eyelashes, especially someone who loves to amplify their eyes with eye makeup. Wearing mascara to bed could potentially cause breakage because your eyelashes are not meant to be weighed down with product at all times. They need a chance to breathe and be properly cleansed. Daily eye cleansing will also encourage eyelash growth.
Possibility of Styes
Keeping with the theme of eye irritation, sleeping in your makeup can also lead to the development of uncomfortable styes. If you’re a makeup wearer and have never had a stye before, you’re lucky!
But sleeping with your makeup on is just asking for a one. Styes are formed by clogged lash follicles and they are painful to the touch. It can sometimes take days for them to go away. While you’re healing a stye, you can’t wear any makeup. And for a makeup lover, this might be more painful than the actual stye. So instead of it getting to this point, remove your makeup before hitting the hay.
This might not be a bodily effect of sleeping in your makeup, but sheets and pillowcases aren’t cheap! A lot of trendy home décor is within the neutral, light and cheery realm. Nothing ruins nice, white sheets like a face full of makeup. And makeup is not easy to get out! Instead of risking this, remove your makeup properly, not only for your body’s benefit, but for your bed’s as well!
Our Favorite Makeup Remover
Now that we’re familiar with the harmful effects of sleeping with makeup on, let’s discuss the best makeup remover to properly clear your skin and pores. Makeup wipes are convenient and easy to use, but an oil-based liquid cleanser will always be our go-to. To properly remove your foundation, powder, and all of that eye makeup, an oil-based cleanser will be sure to cleanse deep into your pores while remaining gentle on the skin.is a pure, oil-based formula that effectively removes all types of makeup, leaving skin dewy with no oily residue. Plus, it’s infused with Certified Organic Sunflower, Rosehip and Jojoba Oils and Vitamin E, which leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth.