Women of all ages know that sleeping in your make-up is a bad idea because it can clog your pores and lead to spots. However, there are actually a whole load of other reasons to wash your face before bed, some of which are actually far more disgusting than a few spots! Read on to find out why taking your make-up off before you go to sleep should be a high priority.
It’ll Dry Your Face Out
Unless you’re using entirely oil-based make-up, over the course of the day it will basically act like a sponge and soak up the natural oils in our skin. This is usually fine if it’s removed by the evening, but if it’s left on all night too it could dry your skin out quite drastically and in the long run your skin will end up dull and flaky. Use Decleor Brightening Cleansing Oil to remove all traces of make up and improve luminosity in the process.
It Could Cause Eye Infections
Even if you don’t have sensitive eyes, leaving eye make up on all night increases your chance of getting styes and eye infections by a huge amount. The longer you leave your make up on, the more likely it is that particles will flake off, getting into your eyes and potentially blocking the tear duct, and spreading bacteria in areas that you really don’t want it. Decleor Refreshing Eye Make-up Remover is a bi-phase cleanser which contains an oil to remove even the most stubborn waterproof mascara and is gentle enough for contact lens wearers.
The Days Pollution Can Cause Premature Ageing
It’s a well-known fact that pollution can contribute to premature ageing; the free radicals in fumes and air pollution damage skin at a cellular level and slow collagen production as well as causing dehydration. If you don’t wash your face after a long day, you’ll be leaving all of those nasties on your skin for even longer, letting them wreak havoc on your complexion. Elemis Balancing Lime Blossom Cleanser is a great daily cleanser if you have combination skin as active extracts of lime blossom, lecithin and vitamin E help to balance excess surface oils and soothe the skin.
It Won’t Have a Chance to Heal
When you’re asleep, your body goes into recovery mode, using its resources for healing your body and repairing daily damage (ever wondered why spots usually happen over night? That’s your body pushing out the germs in your pores!). If your face is smothered in make-up, this will hinder your skin’s healing process, not letting it get as much oxygen as it needs and blocking pores along the way. Decleor Hydra-Radiance Smoothing and Cleansing Mousse is a rich cleanser which, when used with the accompanying cleansing cloth, lathers to a mousse-like texture, to deep cleanse and soften the skin leaving it clean and velvety soft.