Not quite sleeping beauty

Posted on September 17 2018

We’ve all been there, trudging through the door late, after work or a good night out and falling into bed not having had the energy to remove our make-up. But is sleeping in your make-up that bad, after all it’s only one night, right? After reading this you might change your mind…

Though you can't see them your skin is constantly under attack from free radicals - damaging molecules that come from pollution, UV rays, cigarette smoke, and more. Your make-up holds onto these free radicals meaning they remain on your skin, not allowing it the chance to recover and renew itself naturally at night. Over time these free radicals also cause a breakdown in collagen which results in the development of fine lines. 


Make-up forms a barrier over the surface of your skin which means any irritants are locked in and any goodness is locked out. Not cleansing your skin properly means it cannot get enough oxygen causing serious dehydration leading to dull skin. Plus, when your skin is dry it is less elastic, making lines and wrinkles look more obvious. 

Leaving your make-up on at night prevents and slows down your skin’s renewal process, clogs pores and results in uneven dull looking skin which is prone to breakouts.

“But it’s not a ‘full face’ it’s just my eye make-up…” unfortunately that doesn’t make it any better. Sleeping in your mascara and eyeliner can also cause problems as tiny particles can end up in your eyes causing redness, itching and even infections. 

So there you have it. Cleansing your skin properly at night is a big yes, yes and leaving your make-up on is a big no, no!

For a quick, effective way to remove your make-up try Herbal Essentials Cleansing Milk with Sweet Almond Oil & Aloe Vera. This gentle blend works effectively to remove make-up and other impurities. Finish with a quick swipe of the Refreshing Toner with Cucumber extract & Rose Water for a boost of hydration. 


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