you by up to 10 YEARS!! Yes 10 years!! ( I'm guessing that all of you are doing the math on how many years you might already have taken off! )
It appears that by leaving your makeup on while you sleep you dry your skin out. And the side that you sleep on is much worse because you deny that part of your face oxygen. The makeup also prevents normal shedding of the skin cells , slowing down the usual renewing process. Which inevitably results in dull , uneven skin. The damage is also compounded by environmental pollutants during the day that stick to your makeup and create free radical damage. These free radicals attack the collagen in the skin which we need to keep it plump and youthful.
Sleeping in makeup also locks in the irritants too , so if you have sensitive skin you become more prone to allergic reactions. Your pore size also becomes larger by around 5% due to the trapped dirt , which over time, can actually stretch the pore. I need no more convincing that this is no longer an option!!
It's not all bad tho….. if this is only something that you have done on a few occasions you have not done irreparable damage. If you go back to cleansing and moisturising every nite your skin will hydrate again. For those that make it a regular occurrence you might want to make time for this ritual no matter how bad you feel after that nite out :) x