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Gross Things That Happen When You Don’t Wash Your Face

By Sydney Cook
Posted On Jun 17, 2016
Gross Things That Happen When You Don’t Wash Your Face

 

There comes a time in every woman’s life when she is forced to make a tough decision – dive directly in bed without washing her face or spend an additional five minutes awake to cleanse her skin.

The choice usually depends on the level of exhaustion, and our inner lazy girl typically rules. Find out what scaly skin ailments are in your future if you continue your indolent habit.

Eye Makeup

Leaving those shimmery, sparkling eye shadows or thick, clumpy mascaras on overnight is asking for a stye. If you weren’t aware, a stye is an infection that causes a red, painful lump near the edge of the eyelid.

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The moist environment inside mascara tubes, for example, is the perfect condition for bacteria to grow, and the longer eye makeup remains in contact with the eyes, the higher your risk for infection.

Micellar waters are the answer for removing eye makeup in a jiffy.

Lipstick

You’re probably thinking that leaving your lipstick on can’t possibly be as harmful as eye makeup. Well, you’re right – it may not be cause an infection, but it sure is an express way to wrinkly-looking lips. Lingering lipstick can dry out the lips, ultimately accentuating fine lines and cracks. No one has time for pre-mature aging.

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Using a gel facial cleanser will remove even the darkest pigments in a snap.

Foundation

Right behind leaving your eye makeup on, one of the worst things you could do is not remove your foundation. You won’t only wake up with a dirty pillow case, you may also notice a pimple you didn’t have before. Forgetting your foundation clogs your pores, but more importantly, the buildup can trigger skin conditions like acne, rosacea, or eczema.

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Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Simply use a wipe or two to wipe away your base makeup. It’s important to follow up with your normal facial cleanser because wipes leave behind residue.

Are the extra five minutes of sleep truly worth post-puberty acne? For the love of collagen – just wash your face!

 

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