I am not a makeup addict, I like to put on lipstick and blusher, but I prefer to limit using foundation, primer, and full makeup application as much as possible. Thankfully, my face does not suffer from serious skin problems, and that helps me keep my skin routine simple.
I usually start by washing my face in the morning. In case I washed it with a foam cleanser or scrub at night, I only wash it with warm water, then I apply an eye cream, my face serum, and my moisturizer on top of it. Ah, by the way, I am currently trying vitamin C+ skin care products, from Unna Brennan, and I will be writing a post about them soon, so don’t miss my upcoming post!
My must have makeup products are blusher and lipstick, and I believe that healthy looking skin will not need many products to look beautiful. Nevertheless, we all put on heavy makeup from now and then, and that means exposing our skin to different kinds of chemicals. If you were to sleep with your full makeup on, you are doubling the side effects of those chemicals on your skin. And if you skip cleansing your face frequently, your poor skin will be more prone to early aging signs.
There is a very useful video at the end of this post about how to remove your makeup, but first let us see how Dr Murad explains why we should take off all that makeup before going to bed:
One surprising fact that scientists have found that : your skin can age 10 years when NOT removing your makeup for a whole month! You can read the full story of Anna here, you will find shocking photos as well .
One important fact, that I feel I should highlight in that article, regarding leaving makeup on all night long is:
“This meant that even less oxygen would get to the skin here, which would magnify any problems that the lingering make-up might have caused.“
For cleansing your skin, there are many choices in the market, and in this post, I am not trying to recommend any specific product, all I am trying to emphasis is the importance of taking off your makeup before you sleep.
Check this post for money saving beauty tips that can save your money and make your skin happy!
I found a very helpful video by Lisa Eldridge about how to remove your makeup, I like the way she removes her eye makeup without ending up with panda eyes, like I do, lol! She also mentions some products that I honestly have not tried, so I am not recommending any of those products.
Leaving your makeup on all night long will for sure prevent normal skin shedding, slow down the usual renewal process, and result in uneven and dull texture. Things that you hate to see, so make sure you cleans your skin before you sleep.
Now it is your turn, what is your skin care routine at night? Do you clean your face every night? Have you ever skipped cleansing your face?