Over the years I have had many a debate on whether or not we should remove our makeup before bedtime. Penny’s answer is always…absolutely! But I realized that so many of my friends who have the (bad) habit of sleeping in their makeup, were never convinced no matter how many times I told them that it was an unhealthy habit. Whenever I would say that sleeping in makeup can cause break outs…my smooth-faced fawns would point out how they never break out and have been sleeping in makeup for years. So it got me to thinking…I need some professional back up. LOL! ;-)
Sleeping in your makeup does more than clog your pores and potentially cause acne. Here are a few excerpts from the pros, already featured on www.beautystat.com:
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|Bear Naked Wipes|
In my experience, most mascaras, and waterproof eyeliners need an oil-based cleanser to completely remove them. The key is to have something gentle on the eyes and lashes, but strong enough to break up your eye makeup. Some people use Vaseline or Baby Oil to remove their make-up; that's fine as long as there are no adverse effects like clogged pores or break outs. You can also go au naturale and use combinations of oils like castor oil/coconut oil, or castor oil/olive oil used in the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM). (see http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com/). It is important to cleanse if your makeup remover leaves any oily residue. And most important to moisturize after cleansing.
Some of the makeup removers in Penny’s arsenal have included:
- Boscia Makeup Breakup Cooling Cleansing Oil ($26, Sephora)
- Clinique Take the Day Off' for Lids, Lashes & Lips ($18, dept. store)
- Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes ($2.49-$8.99, CVS)
- Josie Maran’s Bear Naked Makeup Remover Wipes; for sensitive skin ($12, Sephora)
Penny hopes to get some converts this time around. LOL! Hope this was helpful.
Be blessed. Be beautiful.