Although makeup makes us look and feel pretty, it also clogs the pores. Our skin is covered in pores and these pores are what allow us to sweat and produce sebum. [ Sebum- is a natural moisturizer and waxy lubricant that our body produces in order to help protect and rid the skin of dead skin cells and other unwanted irritants.] When we fall asleep in makeup it blocks the sebum production and causes a buildup, which in turn causes skin to breakout. Have you ever went to sleep in makeup and then woke up with a pimple on your face? If so, that's because of clogged pores.
If you won't to prevent waking up with unwanted pimples then I suggest you remove your makeup before going to bed. There are a number of ways to remove makeup before bed. The best is cleansing your skin, using a toner, and then moisturizing, BUT if you just don't feel like taking all those steps then choose one of the following:
- facial wipe
- make-up remover
- cold cream
Remember sleeping in makeup can cause: irritation to skin, an allergic reaction, and infection (if eye makeup is left on.)