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What happens when you sleep with make up on?

What happens when you sleep with make up on?

So, you come home after a long day and you are tempted to fall asleep without removing your make up. However, if you realise what you are doing to your skin, you might think twice about it!

Effects on the skin

Your skin temperature rises by about half a degree while you sleep, allowing your skin to absorb better overnight. This is why it is great to use LUIERE face masks before bed, but it can work as a real disadvantage when you sleep with make up on. When you sleep with make up on, you are more likely to absorb make up ingredients such as silicones which can clog your pores and have other negative effects on your skin. Not having washed your face before bed means you also have sweat, dirt, pollutants, secreted sebum and dead skin cells mixed with your make up, all blocking your pores. This can lead to clogged pores, larger pores and acne. Not to mention, the pressure of your skin against your pillow can grind and push your make up into your hair follicles which also contributes to clogged pores and acne.  

Clogged pores and acne are not the only ways your skin can be affected. In fact, the pollutants that your make up traps can actually damage your collagen, leading to signs of premature ageing. You can also find yourself waking up to dull skin as your pores are being suffocated and are not able to exfoliate normally overnight.

Your skin is the largest organ and it regenerates overnight. When you sleep with make up on you can disrupt this process as your pores are not able to release sebum that strengthens your skin against free radicals or your skin’s capacity to rehydrate is affected. Instead, the sebum builds up and causes bacteria to form on your skin.

Effects on your eyes

Leaving make up on around your eyes can lead to puffy, irritated and itchy eyes. Your eyelashes function to protect your eyes from dust, pollutants and pollen, so when you don’t wash your face this all mixes with your eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara, which can trigger eye infections! Leaving eyeliner and mascara on can also cause your eyelashes to become brittle, making them break easily and the lash follicles can start getting clogged leading to styes.

Effects on your lips

No one wants painful chapped lips, but sleeping with lipstick dries out your lips, resulting in cracked, flaky and chapped lips. However, we do recommend sleeping with a moisturising lip balm instead to hydrate your lips overnight.

Considering the negative effects of wearing make-up to sleep it is definitely not worth it! Your face should be cleansed twice a day to remove all your built-up oils, dirt and dead skin cells, let alone make up. You would be surprised how much make up can get stuck in your pores and between dead skin cells, so it is worth making sure you thoroughly cleanse your skin with a make-up remover before you wash your face. It is also important to remember to exfoliate twice a week. Allowing your pores to breath, your skin will be able to absorb your skin care ingredients better and repair faster. Look after your skin even when exhausted and your skin will thank

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