5 Steps To Repair Your Skin If You Slept With Your Make Up On

Eesha Kokane , 28 Feb 2020
Concerned Woman Removing Makeup by Vladimir Gjorgiev | www.shutterstock.com
Concerned Woman Removing Makeup by Vladimir Gjorgiev | www.shutterstock.com

Have you ever slept with your makeup on because you’re just too tired to remove it at the end of the day? Unfortunately, it happens to the best of us. However, it’s essential not to make this into a habit. I’m sure you’ve heard the horrors that can take place if you don’t remove your makeup before going to sleep. You’re not only putting your skin and eyes at risk of infection, but you can also get severe breakouts. So make sure you religiously remove your makeup before you go to bed. However, if you’ve forgotten once and you need to repair the damage done, then here’s what you need to do:

1. Double Cleanse

First things first, you need to get your makeup off ASAP. If you’ve slept with your makeup on, chances are your pores are clogged. So double cleansing will rectify this situation. Double cleansing will help remove all the makeup and impurities from your skin. Use an oil cleanser to remove your oil-based impurities (makeup, sebum, etc.) and then follow up with a water-based cleanser to clean your skin thoroughly.

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil and Simple Moisturising Face Wash Slept with makeup on (Source: www.thebodyshop.com | nykaa.com)
The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil and Simple Moisturising Face Wash

2. Use A Mud Mask

After cleansing your face, use a mud mask to detox and clean your pores. This will help you deep clean your pores and remove any remaining traces of makeup.

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask | Source: L'Oreal Paris
L’Oreal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask | Source: L’Oreal Paris

3. Exfoliate

Sleeping with your makeup on can cause bumps, dull skin and clogged pores. That’s why exfoliating the skin the next day is a must. Use an exfoliating toner with AHAs or BHAs; this will unclog your pores, remove dead skin cells and brighten your skin.

Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant | (Source: cultbeauty.com)
Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant | (Source: cultbeauty.com)

4. Use A Hydrating Serum

Throughout this whole process, your skin’s moisture barrier can be compromised. So use a hydrating serum to repair your skin. Look for serums with ingredients like hyaluronic acid; this will help keep your skin hydrated longer.

Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum | (Source: www.innisfree.com)
Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum | (Source: www.innisfree.com)

5. Add Back The Lost Moisture

The last step to repair your skin from the damage caused by sleeping with makeup on is to lock in the hydration with a moisturiser. If you have dry skin, then use a thicker moisturiser and if you have oily or combination skin use a gel-based moisturiser.

Clinique Moisture Surge
Clinique Moisture Surge | (Source: www.clinique.com)

What steps do you take to fix your skin when you slept with your makeup on? Let me know in the comments below.

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