How to avoid bad skin due to makeup use

It may sound like common sense, but it is incredibly important that you remove your makeup each and every night – it helps to avoid bad skin.

Sure, it may seem like a hassle, and there will definitely be some nights where you will try convince yourself that it really isn’t necessary, but your skin will thank you for it!

If make up is left on the skin overnight it can clog the pores, while also denying skin the opportunity to repair itself from the stresses of the day. This opens the door to blackheads, breakouts, excess oil and all manner of undesirable issues. Makeup can also trap free radicals that your skin is exposed to during the day. If your skin is not cleansed properly at night, these free radicals remain on the skin. This is not good, as free radicals break down collagen in the skin, leading to fine lines and wrinkles.

Although the full cleanse, tone and moisturizing routine is preferable, in case of emergencies you should keep a pack of cleansing wipes beside your bed, along with some eye make up remover pads. Give your face a quick wipe to remove the bulk of the make-up before your head hits the pillow. This will help mitigate any damage or bacteria build up that may occur from wearing makeup while you sleep, and is quicker and easier than a full clean, though it is not recommended as a regular routine.

If possible, you should try to give your skin a break and go bare-faced every once in a while, especially if you tend to wear heavy foundation. If going completely naked sounds too extreme, consider switching to a tinted moisturizer. It’s much lighter than foundation but will still provide some coverage.

Finally, go through your make-up bag at least every six months and throw away any products that have been hanging around for a while. Make up is a haven for bacteria, so using lumpy foundation and gunky mascara can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.

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