Here's Why You Need To Know What Sleeping In Makeup Does To Your Face

Seriously, wash it off.

Everyone has busy days. 

For instance, a single day may include waking up, exercising, showering, picking out an outfit, fixing hair and makeup, making breakfast, going to work, attending lunch meetings, hanging out with friends, grocery shopping, cooking dinner, running errands, grabbing drinks, catching up on Netflix and — finally — going to bed.

After all of that, do you remember to wash your face before going down for the night?

For those of us who apply and reapply makeup all day long, taking it off at the end of the day may feel like an exhausting task. But a new BuzzFeed video points out just how damaging it can be to sleep with makeup on one's face.

"When you wear makeup overnight, skin isn't able to regenerate naturally. This may cause uneven skin tone, redness, and dryness."

"Leaving on eye makeup can clog hair follicles and oil glands with bacteria causing inflammation or styes that may need the attention of your doctor."

"Throughout the day, free radicals in the environment cling to your makeup. Sleeping in your makeup means prolonged exposure to these free radicals which may break down healthy collagen and cause wrinkles over time."

For your own health, make washing your face part of your everyday lifestyle. Watch the video below to learn more: