Here’s what really happens to your skin when you sleep with your makeup on

woman asleep with smudged lipstick

woman asleep with smudged lipstick












We’ve ALL done it. Possibly several times a week.

You fall asleep on the couch after a long day and it just seems like too much hassle. Or you come in from a night out and it’s the last thing on your mind.

Taking off your makeup before bed is just another tedious exercise in the art of being a woman, so much so that there are times when you just really can’t be bothered.

We’ve known it’s a bad idea for quite some time, but what actually happens to our skin when we fall asleep with a full face of slap?

Well, according to Attn: the effects are quite negative.

Firstly, collagen production is halted. Collagen is important to the skin as its what makes it look youthful and healthy. It is usually produced during sleep and can be halted by the presence of makeup as makeup introduces excess ‘free radicals’ to the skin. Free radicals are chemical particles that latch on to the skin from other sources.

Medical aesthetician, Lauren Bound said:

“When free radicals sit on our skin at night, this can cause problems with cellular turnover since they break down collagen production in our skin.”

“It’s important we give our skin a good wash to get rid of them and then a chance to breathe for the night.”

Other side-effects of sleeping with your makeup include eye irritations and infections caused from crusting mascara.

The perfumes and dyes often found in makeup products can also cause irritation and inflammation of the skin, resulting in dreaded spots.

If you’re going to continue to sleep in the slap, Bound says it’s important to at least make sure your products are hypoallergenic.

“Making sure your makeup is hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic is very important,” She said.

“If you know you aren’t the best at washing your face at night, at least make sure what you had on during the day isn’t going to be doing any further harm. Mineral makeup is generally free of toxic, pore clogging ingredients.”

Ultimately, the effects of sleeping in makeup will result in premature ageing.

“If we avoid washing our face at night, stress and pollution-induced oxidative damage will break down the integrity of the skin, resulting in premature damage,: Bound said.

“It is nearly impossible to see where our cells are in the turnover process, so it is better to play it safe and care for your skin regularly.”

About Fasasi 10730 Articles
Fasasi Abiodun (CEO IJEBULOADED) is a Nigerian news carrier blogger, writer, entrepreneur and a public relation officer. We bring you the Nigerian News, Music and All Informative Messages On This Medium. Connect With Me Via: IG/Twitter: @ijebuloadedng Call/Whatsapp: +2348050947397


  1. What’s սр to aⅼl, it’s гeally a pleasant fօr mе tⲟ pay a quic visit tһis site, іt consists оf іmportant

  2. I’m gone to inform my little brother, that he should
    also pay a visit this blog on regular basis to get updated from
    most recent information.

  3. I cherished up to you will receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish.
    nevertheless, you command get got an nervousness over that
    you want be handing over the following. in poor health for sure come
    more earlier again since precisely the same just about a lot regularly inside of case you defend this increase.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.