We’ve all been there - dead tired, it’s midnight, and you just want to go. to. bed. Maybe you’re already under the covers, half-reading a book, or mindlessly scrolling through social media when you realize, “Ugh...I HAVE to go to sleep.” The absolute last thing you want to do at that point is to go to the bathroom, get all of your products off the shelf or out of the vanity, and start your nightly routine. I get it. However, today I’m going to share with you my top 4 reasons for cleansing before bedtime!
1) Breakouts: Beware!
But going to bed with your makeup on is absolutely killing the glow you’re working to keep! If your skin is prone to breakouts, that’s the first symptom you’ll notice. Maybe you’ll get lucky sometimes and no immediate breakout happens, but repeatedly sleeping with makeup on absolutely causes breakouts in the long term. Why choose breakouts when you can easily prevent them? 😉
2) Dulling Your Complexion
If glowing skin is your goal, then removing your makeup at night is a must. Most women that suffer from a dull complexion do not need to! Starting up - and being consistent - with an a.m. AND p.m. routine is key to keeping your skin looking youthful and radiant. But more than just radiance - keeping your face clear of makeup at night promotes healthier skin too. And at KPS, we’re always concerned with keeping your skin health in check!
3) Increasing Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Another silent killer, so to speak, when going to bed without cleansing is an escalation in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Whether or not you’re currently fighting against the signs of aging, it’s important to start skin-pleasing routines as soon as possible. If you’re constantly falling asleep with makeup on, you’re effectively aging your skin each and every time. Not cool! Removing makeup helps to rejuvenate your skin each and every night - and with our nutrient-dense formulations, you’re getting a double-dose of rejuvenation each evening.
4) Irritation, Infections & Inflammation
One final consideration is simply this: makeup products often contain irritants like perfumes and dyes which, when left on the skin for prolonged periods, can cause inflammation and infections. For instance, the oil glands around your eyelids can become saturated with mascara and liner, which causes undesirable puffiness, and in extreme cases may cause infections. Who wants that?
The point in writing all of this out is simply to ask that you take cleansing seriously - every night, without fail! Super tired? I get it. WASH YOUR FACE! Long day at the office and you’re a little wine-drunk on a Wednesday? Again, I get it. WASH YOUR FACE! Seriously - it’s such a vital step in ensuring your skin looks its best and keeps turning heads!If you’re looking for a turbo-charged skincare routine, check out my previous blog post on that topic here. Already have an excellent p.m. routine? Share it with me in the comments below!