Yes, every woman has been there and done that. Getting home really late or really drunk, ignoring the fact that makeup should be removed before going to sleep and cursing yourself once you wake up for not taking it off. But, why all the hype around removing the makeup? After all, it stays on the face all day.
Removing your makeup and cleansing your face before you go to sleep is extremely important. It is right about the last (and by last we mean the last) thing that you should do before sleeping. Now you’re wondering how bad is it not to remove your makeup and are calculating all those times that you simply felt too lazy to remove it. Well, a couple of times couldn’t be all that bad, could it? You remember your mother glaring at you and forcing you to remove your makeup as a kid. Of course, you thought it was just another old age superstition. Or were was it something else? So what is it that makes removing makeup so important?
When you sleep with your makeup, your skin becomes susceptible to the free radicals that cling onto your makeup throughout the day. These free radicals can lead to a breakdown of your skin collagen and also result in fine lines and wrinkles. Moreover, when you sleep with makeup on your face, your pores end up getting clogged. This is generally known to result in acne.
That bad, huh? But what about sleeping with makeup for a couple of nights?
A single night is not really going to cause too much damage to your skin, but each additional night simply adds on to the damage. Remember, your pores become more and more clogged with every passing night and this can ultimately lead to things like acne and rough or dry skin.
So where do wrinkles come into the picture?
You tend to accumulate a great deal of oxidative stress during the day. And when you sleep with your makeup on, you don’t give your skin the chance to recover from that stress. This leads to premature aging. Moreover, the free radicals found in the environment also get accumulated on your makeup and torment your skin all through the night, thereby leading to a breakdown in your skin collagen and the occurrence of aged skin and fine lines and wrinkles.
And what about sleeping in foundation? Is it the worst?
Yes. Foundations are essentially thick oil based primers that damage your skin. There are known to be the worst for your skin when it comes to makeup as they prevent the skin from renewing itself during the night. This leads to blackheads and premature aging of the skin.
So the next time you feel too lazy about removing your makeup, think twice. You could be causing a great deal of damage to your skin, damage you certainly could do without. Remember, it always starts with “this once” and it keeps accumulating with every passing month. Good thing OROGOLD has got your back. The OROGOLD 24K Vitamin C Cleanser not only effectively cleanses your face and removes your makeup but it is packed with skin nourishing ingredients including Vitamin C. The Vitamin C Cleanser is so awesome that it was including on shape.com’s article about Facial Cleansers That Actually Remove Makeup. Jene Luciani writes that the cleanser “definitely gives your face a glow.”