We all know that feeling right before bed when we are so tired we don’t want to do anything, especially wash our faces and remove our makeup. It’s so much easier to just climb into bed and deal with the cakey foundation and smudged eye makeup in the morning. However, you may not know that sleeping in your makeup can cause all sorts of short-term and long-term negative effects on your skin.
When you wear makeup to bed, especially foundation, you are clogging your pores with that day’s foundation and the dirt and grime your face accumulates throughout the day. For those of you with oily and blemish-prone skin, not cleansing your face before bed, is a sure way to cause an upheaval. For those of you concerned with wrinkles and lines, failing to remove your makeup before bed doesn’t allow your skin to recover from free radicals and particles that accumulate on your face throughout the day. Free radicals break down the collagen your skin needs to remain youthful and can cause your skin to develop wrinkles and lines.
Even worse, sleeping in your makeup can lead to nasty infections. During the day, your eye liner and mascara accumulate germs. When you don’t wash off your makeup every evening, you are allowing these germs to proliferate near the eye area, which is very sensitive and can become infected very easily.
Removing your makeup before bed is easy. Washing your face in the evening with your favorite cleanser will remove any sort of dirt and debris that’s built up during your long, hard day. Be careful to not tug on the eyelids, which can cause your eyelids to sag and wrinkle.
We have cleansers strong enough to remove makeup, but gentle so as not to strip your face of its moisture:
Age Defense-AP Skin Revitalizing Cleanser: A gentle, foaming facial cream that helps to balance out both dry and oily skin types while dissolving dirt and debris. Formulated with natural extracts and a skin soothing complex of ingredients, this creamy emulsion takes cleansing to the next level by gently helping to balance skin while providing comfortable to stress out, reactive skin.
Clear Effects Pore Purifying Cleanser: OILY SKIN/ENLARGED PORES. A light liquid cleanser with natural enzymes to help dissolve oil and impurities that build up in the pores, while providing oil-balancing benefits. Helps balance out skin tone without over-drying.
Essential Crème Cleanser: NORMAL SKIN. Formulated with a blend of botanicals and natural extracts, our Essential Cleanser is designed to infuse the skin with hydrating, contouring and antioxidant benefits. This mild crème emulsion contains key ingredients that help to protect the skin’s natural pH balance, helping to maintain a healthier-looking complexion.
LuminAcai Daily Facial Scrub: DULL/LACKLUSTER SKIN. Imagine a facial scrub mild enough to use every day that gently exfoliates and deep cleans your skin. Enriched with organic ingredients and antioxidants to help combat daily stresses affecting the skin, our foaming facial scrub is perfect for an immediate improvement in skin’s appearance – a brighter complexion, improved skin clarity and freshness!
Perfect Transition Creme Cleanser : DRY/HORMONALLY-CHALLENGED. A rich, luxurious formulation with natural extracts and a proprietary ingredient blend called ESCynthoFirm™, takes cleansing one step further by infusing the skin with revolutionary ingredients to help to firm, hydrate, and revive dull, lifeless skin, improving the general appearance of the skin. Excellent for dry, fragile menopausal skin.
Keep yourself healthy and your skin looking young; remove your makeup before you go to sleep.