31 Day Skin Care Re-Boot Challenge Day 20
Commit To Removing Your Make Up Each Night
Who hasn’t done it, late night out having to much fun or just plain exhausted from working and taking care of the family. Going to bed with make up on, is it really that bad? How bad could it be?
Having been involved with skin care for over 30 years I have talked to many women who go to bed without removing their make up almost every night, some with only minimal side effects, but for others the side effects are undeniably taking a toll.
After years of hands on experience and ongoing education , I know there are definitely side effects of routinely sleeping with a face full of make up and environmental pollution.
Judge for yourself how bad sleeping with make up on is for overall skin health:
Free Radical Damage :
Free radicals break down the healthy collagen and allow fine lines to form. By not cleansing at night the free radicals in the environment adhere to the make up and this causes the free radicals to breakdown the healthy collagen to produce fine lines and wrinkles leading to premature aging.
Risk of Infection:
Sleeping with eye make up on can lead to eye infections. Mascara and eyeliner alone won’t do, it’s when the make up gets rubbed onto the pillow case and can ultimately end up in your eye causing infection. “Make up residue can also cause clogging of the tiny hair follicles and oil glands on your eyelids. When these areas become clogged, bacteria can build up and cause inflammation. As a result, small bumps called “styes” can form, says Dr. Eric Schweiger, founder of the Clear Clinic a New York City based dermatologist.”
Because of the dyes and perfumes, make up can cause irritation and inflammation to skin that is sensitive or has rosacea. Skin needs time without make up to repair and rejuvenate.
Dead skin and dirt left on skin can cause clogged pores that lead to blemishes and acne.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought , “wow my skin looks dull, sallow and lifeless ..… “Oils and dead skin cells on the outermost layers of the skin are matted up against the pillow all night and natural turnover of this dull epidermal layer is diminished.” Dr. Annie Chiu, celebrity dermatologist.
Cleansing each night gives you a lifetime of beautiful, healthy, youthful skin, if you’re not in the habit, try it for 7 days and see the difference! I CHALLENGE YOU…
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Written By: Alice Wilcox
August 5, 2016