We’ve all been there: It’s the end of a long day and you’re just flat out too tired to go through the hassle of washing your face before bed. Whether you fell asleep watching a movie in bed or had too much fun on your Friday night with the girls, here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t skip the sink tonight before bed.
1. YOUR SKIN WILL LOOK OLDER
Need proof? In 2013, the Daily Mail conducted an experiment in which one woman stopped washing her face for an entire month and simply reapplied her makeup over her unwashed skin each morning. The results: experts said she literally aged herself by 10 years — all because she skipped cleansing for 30 days.
2. PRE-MATURE AGING
Pollution from each day accumulates on the skin, mixing with makeup, dirt, and oil. This combination has been shown to cause premature aging of skin.
3. EXTRA WORK IN THE MORNING
Imagine waking up with a fresh, clean face with minimal maintenance rather than skin that’s caked with yesterdays foundation.
4. DRIES OUT YOUR LASHES
Sleeping in mascara will dry out your lashes, causing them to be brittle, dry, and prone to breakage.
5. IT’S THE SAME AS NOT DRINKING WATER FOR A DAY
According to this dermatologist, make up is like a film and by living it on for one night it leads to deep dehydration. This amount of blockage can then lead to skin eruption such as acne, spots, black heads and white heads.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you 😉