Removing Make up before Bed

We’ve all done it. We’ve had one too many wines or have had a long day at the office, you were too tired or you simply just fell asleep. Either way, it’s no longer an excuse. We know the effects that leaving our make up on has, whether you’re in high school or working full time – you know it’s bad for you.

Regardless, whatever make up you do use whether it be natural or not, has chemicals. Fact. So leaving make up on, (that we now know contains chemicals) for too long on your skin is ultimately not that great. It blocks the bodies natural repair process of the skin. It stops the natural oils like sebum, secreting and cleansing the skin.

One effect we all know (if not the science behind it, the results first hand) is that make up clogs our pores. Clogged pores mean that sebum can’t be released so it instead mixes with the dirt and grit of the pore leading to infection. Infection known to us as pimples. White heads and black heads.

Leaving make up on is not only damaging to our skin, but also our eye lashes. Leaving mascara on and re-applying to old mascara makes your lashes extremely brittle. In some circumstances, causing them to fall out. You’ll find yourself pulling out clumps of mascara along with a few lashes – not so nice.

And if the above hasn’t scared you enough, then hopefully this will. Sleeping in make up, and like most of us do, on our side, prevents the uptake of oxygen. Causing redness, dry skin and increased wrinkles. Eek!!

Our tips:

–       Rinse a cloth in hot water, let it cool for a second before placing it over your face. The steam will help open any dirty little pores.

–       Daily cleansers are good for foundations and concealers

–       Oil based removers are best for anything water proof or around the eyes.

Nadine Monley

For professional make up artists, skin is the most important element of any assignment, the key to a truly flawless finish. Nadine Monley loves skin and knows that perfection is achieved only through innate understanding and uncompromising attention to detail. Drawing on her 10+ years of industry experience, Nadine brings out the best in every face she creates.

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