Why You Must Remove Makeup at the End of the Day

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It’s late, you come home after a fun pastime, and the only thing you can think of is getting into bed, close your eyes, and dive into a deep night’s sleep.

But wait, what about the makeup? Aside from the damage, it does to your white linens, every time you fall asleep with makeup on—be it concealer, blush, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, or lipstick—you damage your skin.

Such damage accumulates over time and harms both the appearance and the health of your skin.

Removing make-up before bed is an integral part of sleep hygiene, and like brushing your teeth, it helps with a thorough cleaning and preparation of the body for the night.

While sleeping, our skin cells regenerate. When sleeping with makeup on, dead skin cells do not shed themselves, and no regeneration of the lower skin layer occurs. The result is a tired and grayish appearance.

In addition, the combination of the makeup, dust, and dirt on your skin, and the natural oiliness of the skin causes the pores to clog. It can cause pimples, blackheads, and infections.

So remember to always remove your makeup before you go to bed.