Is This Nightly Habit Causing Your Skin To Appear Dull?
Updated: Jan 24
Have you ever fallen into bed tired and exhausted and realised you forgot to remove your make up?
Ever wondered if sleeping in your make up is that bad?
One night of sleeping in your make-up is unlikely to cause any lasting damage to your skin, but let’s look at what may happen if it’s a nightly ritual:
Sleeping in thick foundation and oil-based primers prevent the skin from renewing itself. These dead skin cells can clog the skin causing dry patches, flakiness and a dull appearance.
Old make up, dead skin cells and old sebum can block the opening of the pores. Unfortunately, bacteria thrive on the excess oil inside the blocked pores, which can lead to pimples (did you know that pimples are a direct result of the body sending cells to kill the bacteria?).
This one is not related to dry skin, but it’s worth mentioning that mascara particles can rub off during the night causing eye irritation and increase the risk of an infection.
If you would like to learn more about mascara causing infections, safety tips and how to look after your eyes while wearing make-up follow this link here
Nudge your skin to nourished with these 3 solutions
1. If you have noticed your skin is looking dull make sure you are cleansing it daily and exfoliating weekly.
The right product should leave no residual tightness after cleansing or be abrasive to the skin. (i.e sugar, salt, ground nut shells and pumice stone).
2. If you are keeping on top of your cleansing rituals, but still think your skin is looking dull make sure you are getting adequate amounts of healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals,as these help create a nourished skin glow from the inside out.
3.Over time the sun’s powerful UV rays will cause dull, discoloured skin, so make sure you are getting adequate sun protection.