No one should go to bed without removing their makeup; it is just unhealthy for your skin and can cause all sorts of skin problems, not to mention getting your pillows all dirty. Practicing healthy hygiene is important to the overall well being of our body as well as our skin. Just as you would brush your teeth at night before going to bed, so too should you make it a must to remove your makeup before retiring to bed at night. It is important to cleanse your face at night before going to bed not only to remove your makeup but also all the dirt and dust that your skin is exposed to during the day.
Makeup contains chemicals that can be harmful to the skin especially if left on overnight, as it clogs the pores making it impossible for your skin to breathe freely, resulting in clogged pores and possible breakouts. It also causes the skin to age much faster when it is left on overnight. At the end of the day most people take a shower before going to bed, and change into their pajamas or some other comfortable night clothing so that they can feel clean and fresh and comfortable as they sleep. In this same way your skin needs to be clean and fresh and comfortable while you sleep.
Just as you have a daily beauty regimen which you practice in the morning of cleansing, toning and moisturizing your skin, before heading off to work or the mall or whatever it is that you do all you have to do is practice this same routine at night before going to bed. A good time would be right before you head off to the bathroom to have your nightly shower. Now some people might ask what about after you get back from that hectic party or club hopping in the wee hours of the morning, well definitely you should take a few minutes to cleanse your face from all that dirt, sweat, probably cigarette smoke and makeup before going to bed, no matter how tired you may be.
Although it might seem like a big hassle in the beginning believe me, you will be glad that you took the time to remove that makeup later on down the line when you hit your later thirties or early forties. After all our face is the first thing that people notice when they greet us, so let’s start giving it the tender loving care that it deserves, so that it can look healthy and youthful looking for a long time to come.