Okay, I totally get it – you get home from a hard day of work or you’re out all night with your friends and the second you hit your pillowy cloud of a bed, the last thing you want to do is get out and do your nightly skincare routine. Let alone take off your makeup at night.
Same girl, I feel you. However, if you’re in your twenty-somethings like me (hey sista) then you seriously should start getting in the habit now of taking care of that gorgeous skin and keeping it as youthful as can be.
Read on beauty queen to learn how sleeping in a full face of makeup can impact your skin. And I’m sharing easy hacks to change that!
YOUR CUTE SHEETS
Without even talking about your skin, sleeping with makeup on is risky for your *aesthetic* white sheets. My girlfriends and I are careful to not get our black mascara or bronzer on our pretty pillowcases. Because we sure aren’t worried about the glitter rubbing off ☺
DULLNESS + FINE LINES
Ok, let’s get real – sleeping is the best time for our bodies to go into a restorative period. Have you ever woken up and noticed that your skin looks more resilient and bright? Yup, it’s from all that sleep you just got.
If we go to bed with a full face of makeup, it can hinder the rejuvenation process of our face, leading to duller looking skin in the morning.
Also – ever slept with your foundation on and wiped it off the next morning to not find as much makeup on the pad as you know there should be? Me tooooooo haha. This is because your makeup is absorbing more into your skin throughout the night, which can (over time) lead to fine lines and wrinkles. And ain’t nobody want that!
SAVE YOUR EYELASHES
Falsies or not, this is a big reason why I started making the effort to remove my makeup at night. If you sleep with lash glue or loads of mascara, your eyelashes will weaken over time and can become dry and thin.
I used to wear falsies nearly every day and after time saw my real lashes coming out easier when taking them off. This definitely nudged me to be cognizant of not wearing them daily, nor sleeping with them on. Also, this was pre my clean-beauty obsession, so I’m sure the products could have been playing a part too.
IRRITATION + ACNE
Leaving products on for too long plus all the tossing and turning can give you an irritated face in the a.m. Redness and puffiness around the eyes can be common when you don’t wipe your eye makeup off.
My eyes are already a bit puffy in the morning, so this only further reduces the irritation and stinging they feel.
As for your skin, leaving the makeup to soak in mixed with the added debris can lead to breakouts and clogged pores.
*Now, let me just say that I don’t find this to be the case with clean makeup. Hoorah, another reason you should switch to clean beauty!*
Big city dwellers, this one is for you. Walking is just the way of life if you live in an urban space, so your face is constantly exposed to pollutants in the air.
When we fall asleep without washing our makeup off, these germs are stuck to sink into our skin *queue Pitbull* all night long.
HOW TO BE THE LAZY GIRL WHO TAKES OFF HER MAKEUP
Okay, after reading all these I feel like I need to go wash my face asap haha. But I promise you, it isn’t that scary, nor is it that hard to actually make the change.
Want my best advice? Sleep with makeup wipes right by your bed! Seriously.
This will dramatically reduce the chances of you cozying up without cleaning up. Just lean over, grab a wipe, and ta-da, all the hard work is done for you!
“But Gabriella, what if I want to get serious serious with taking my makeup off?” Girl, I got you!
To help you remove every tidbit of makeup, use any of these products.
I’ve been using it for over a year now, and since day one have been hooked. The smell is incredible and obsession-worthy. No joke, every one of my friends who have used this at my place now are owners of their own.☺
To use, get a few pumps full in your hands and massage gently into your face. I always leave my eye region for last, because I wanna be able to see throughout! Once your face has it on, add a bit of warm water to turn the oil into a more milky substance. Then, rinse your face as normal and be amazed by the results.
I’m super cautious about being mindful to only purchase products that aren’t wasteful, so these biodegradable options were a no brainer. I feel less guilty about using these on occasion, rather than ones that will sit in a landfill.
Have you made a change recently to take off your makeup at night? If so, I’d love to hear about your progress!