This Is Why You Should Always Remove Your Eye Make-Up Before Bed...
We don’t know how many times our mammies have told us not to go to bed with our make-up on but we still do (and we hope they’re not reading this).
After a long day at work or a late night on the town, all we want to do is get into our pyjamas and go to sleep. It’s not an excuse but it’s what happens.
And while we know it’s bad for our skin, we didn’t know just how bad it can be for our eyes.
InStyle spoke to Melanie Palm (MD, MBA) about the effects it can have and let’s just say, they’re not good.
She said: “Sleep is a restorative time for the skin, and if oil glands and pores are blocked by the day’s make-up remains, the results can be disastrous.”
Clogged pores can lead to acne and skin irritation but it appears that eye make-up is the worst.
Palm explained: “Sleeping with eye make-up on puts a patient at risk for corneal abrasions (due to particles irritating the surface of the eye), and inflammation around the delicate tissue of the eye.
“Inflammation around the eye can cause eye infections, irritation and clogging of glands around the eyelash line as well as eyelid redness and irritation.”
In other words, create a pre-bed skin routine and stick to it.