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Sleeping with Makeup On: What are the Risks?

Sleeping with Makeup On: What are the Risks?

The evening beauty routine includes various steps, each as important as the other. Contributing to the comfort and clarity of the skin, makeup removal is part of it. What does this operation consist of? What are the risks of sleeping with makeup on? Here are some answers.

Consequences of going to sleep with makeup on your face.

Makeup removal is by far the most crucial step in a beauty routine. It involves removing all traces of makeup from the skin. Moreover, even if you do not wear makeup, the evening cleansing step should not be skipped. Indeed, this process also helps to get rid of all the impurities that stick to your skin throughout the day (pollution particles, dust, allergens, etc.), excess sebum, dead cells, etc. While during the day, the skin is more impermeable, at night, the pores dilate, and the skin becomes more permeable. Thus, our skin is much more vulnerable when we sleep. It is therefore more likely to absorb dirt, such as makeup residues. Sleeping while still wearing makeup thus presents certain risks:

  • If we do not remove our makeup, we leave a layer of makeup that prevents the skin from initiating its intensive regeneration phase during the night. As a result, the pores become clogged, leading to the appearance of pimples and blackheads.

  • Sleeping with your mascara on dries out your eyelashes and makes them brittle. The same goes for the lips, with the various types of lipsticks (lip gloss and long-lasting), they tend to dry out the lips if not removed.

  • Sleeping with makeup on promotes the formation of wrinkles as it implies that you are not hydrating your skin. In the long run, lack of hydration not only leads to their appearance but also to skin dryness.

How to properly remove makeup and cleanse your face?

Thus, it is essential to cleanse the skin in the evening because, in addition to removing makeup, it helps to eliminate all traces of pollution, sweat, dust, or dead skin cells that have accumulated throughout the day. To remove these impurities and makeup residues from your skin, choose skincare products that are suitable for your skin type. The 7-ingredient cleansing oil is suitable for all skin types, even oily, and is applied directly to the face with the hands. This formula emulsifies with water and hydrates without leaving a greasy film. The micellar water is also suitable for all skin types and its formulation avoids any risk of skin irritation. Here is the procedure for successful makeup removal:

  1. Start with your eyes, a highly sensitive area that requires meticulous makeup removal. To remove your eye makeup without irritating them or pulling out lashes, soak a cotton pad in makeup remover and place it over the eye to dissolve the makeup. Allow it to work for a few seconds while gently massaging the eyelid. To get rid of the residues, then remove the cotton pad starting from the inner corner of the eye towards the outer corner, while applying slight pressure on the closed eyes.

  2. To remove mascara, smooth the lashes from roots to tips. If necessary, use a cotton swab soaked in product to perfect the lash makeup removal. For the eyebrows, move the cotton in the direction of the hair growth. For the lips, move the cotton soaked on both sides of the mouth while applying light pressure.

  3. For the complexion, if it's about the cleansing oil, spread the product with your fingertips to lift off pigments and dirt, and massage it in circular motions across the entire face and neck. If you're using micellar water, sweep your soaked cotton pad gently across the face from the inside out, and repeat this process until the cotton pad is clean.

  4. No matter the makeup removal method chosen, finish by using a sponge or cotton pad soaked in warm water to rinse. It is then recommended to continue the makeup removal with a thorough skin cleansing using a cleansing care product suited to your skin type. Finally, to eliminate all product residues, apply a toning lotion with a cotton pad to your face and neck.


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