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What sleeping with makeup does to your skin

What are the side effects of sleeping in makeup? 
Sleeping in your makeup can result in unnecessary exposure to the free radicals in the environment, which the makeup holds on to. Free radicals cause the breakdown of healthy collagen, which results in fine lines on the skin. Additionally, makeup can clog the pores while you sleep, resulting in the development of acne.

But what about just one night? Will it still clog pores or cause breakouts?

One night of sleeping in your makeup is unlikely to cause long-lasting damage to your skin. However, each night you sleep in your makeup, your pores become more clogged.

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What about wrinkles? Will it cause skin to age prematurely? 

During the day you accumulate a lot of oxidative stress, when sleeping in makeup, the skin doesn’t get a chance to recover from those insults, which can lead to premature ageing. Free radicals cause collagen breakdown over time, which results in the development of fine lines and prematurely aged skin.

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If you just sleep in eye makeup (mascara, eyeliner), is it still as bad? 

Sleeping in eye makeup will not cause fine lines or acne on the skin, but it can still lead to problems. Mascara and eyeliner can be rubbed by pillow and end up in your eyes, which can lead to significant eye irritation. Sleeping in eye makeup repeatedly may result in the clogging of the tiny hair follicles and oil glands on the eyelids. When these areas become clogged, bacteria can build up and cause inflammation. As a result, small bumps called styes or hordeolums can form. These bumps can be resolve with treatment.

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Is sleeping in foundation the worst thing you can do, or is there a bigger makeup culprit?
Foundations and thick, oil-based primers are often the worst offenders. They prevent the skin from renewing itself naturally at night, causing blackheads, acne and dullness.

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