Results of Sleeping with Makeup On

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Everyone has made the mistake of falling asleep and forgetting to remove their makeup, and while this may not seem as though it has caused much harm the next morning, doing this repeatedly leads to a world of damage. From premature aging to a dull complexion, this will all quickly begin to happen if you make the mistake of sleeping with your makeup on one too many times.

A Dull Complexion
Every night while you sleep, your skin renews itself, shedding any dead skin cells to reveal the fresh skin beneath. However, by sleeping with your makeup on, you prevent this natural turnover from occurring, because the makeup, oil and dirt that has built up on your face throughout the day remains on your outermost layer of skin, blocking the shedding of dead skin cells. This results in a dull and rough complexion, likely leading to even more makeup the next morning in order to brighten up the face.

Premature Aging
As mentioned earlier, sleeping with your makeup on traps all of the dirt and impurities into your skin, and this will soon begin to cause oxidative damage to your skin cells, breaking down their protective barrier. Without this, the rate of aging is drastically accelerated, resulting in wrinkles and fine lines that will be difficult to eradicate. After a while of sleeping with makeup on, you will notice that your skin will start to lose its firmness and tightness, and this is because the makeup will have caused your collagen levels to deplete, leading to sagging skin that nobody wants.

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Pimples and Acne
Leaving makeup on your skin while you sleep will clog your pores, which, in turn, can lead to chronic inflammation, resulting in pimples. Those who suffer from acne will notice an increase in breakouts after sleeping with makeup on, as thorough cleansing is especially important for those who suffer from such skin conditions.

Infections
Since sleeping with your makeup on compromises your skin’s protective barrier, your skin will be much more prone to infections. This is especially the case when it comes to mascara, as leaving this on overnight creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, and, if the bacteria is allowed to build up, this can soon lead to conjunctivitis. To top it all off, sleeping with mascara on will also cause eyelashes to become much more brittle and susceptible to breakages. Sleeping with other forms of eye makeup on can also lead to infections, as they clog the hair follicles and oil glands, once again creating the ideal environment in which bacteria can thrive.

All of the above issues usually arise after a more prolonged period of sleeping with your makeup on, whether this be a week or a month. While forgetting to remove your makeup for just one night may not cause any visible long-lasting damage, you should still be sure to cleanse your face thoroughly in the morning, before assessing your skin and examining its condition. A face mask is a great way to counter this mistake, as it will give your skin a deep cleanse, nourishing it from within, helping it to recover from the degradation that a night of makeup would have caused.

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Wearing Makeup to the Gym: How Much Harm Does It Really Do

Opinions on wearing makeup to the gym are incredibly varied. Some women swear by it, but others will go on and on about horror stories they’ve heard. It makes it difficult to tell what the facts are so that you can make a decision for yourself. Fortunately, OROGOLD can offer you a few simple tips and explanations as to why there are so many opinions. None of these will surprise anyone who invests their time in a good skin care routine, but it might never have occurred to you to think about what you knew in these ways. You can wear makeup to the gym. The catch is that you need to apply your skin care smarts when doing it.

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Pores and Exercise
If you’ve got problematic skin, then you likely already shy away from heavier makeup most of time. It can clog up your pores and make you more prone to breakouts. These principles apply to people with less problematic skin when working out. If you’re wearing foundation to the gym, then you won’t be able to swear and particular foundations are likely to sink into your pores as they open up from exercise. The fact is that the exercise itself is part of a healthy overall body and skin care routine. Body heat and sweat will open up your pores and make post-exercise exfoliation and skin care even more effective than skin care without exercise. However, you can’t wear foundation. You also run into the problem with foundation that sweat can make it run and disrupt your look in various ways.

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Minimal Makeup
Sweat isn’t just going to mess up foundation though. This means you need to think about what kind of makeup you want to use at the gym. Focus on the smaller things that you can do. Focus on lip gloss or color that lightly complements your face rather than dramatic colors. Similarly, go for simple eye makeup. Eyeliner and mascara are fine, but you can do without eyeshadow. The trick with eye makeup is that your eyeliner and mascara need to be waterproof. Sweat will probably get in your eyes if you’re exercising, and non-waterproof eye makeup is likely to run. This isn’t a foolproof way around the problem though. Wear a headband or another means to keep sweat out of your eyes if you want to wear eye makeup, but remember it is better to do without the eye makeup if you can.

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Cleanse BEFORE You Exercise
This may seem a bit counter-intuitive at first, but this is a good thing to remember. As we highlighted earlier, exercise opens up your pores through body heat and sweat. The same problem with foundation exists simply from not cleaning your face well before you go for a workout. Any accumulated grime can wind up clogging your pores. As a result, OROGOLD recommends that you find a good, light cleanser for use before any exercise routine you start. This will clean your skin and help you feel like your skin is cleaner and more vibrant before you set out. Getting into this habit can help you deal with any self-consciousness from using less makeup than usual at the gym.

There’s only one major question that’s likely left in your mind now. Yes, you can use concealer on problem areas. Just keep in mind OROGOLD’s suggestions and tricks when you use it at the gym. Less is more when it comes to makeup at the gym. No matter what anyone tells you, you don’t need to surrender looking good when you exercise. All you need to do is stay smart about it and aware of your skin’s needs.