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Why You Should Remove Your Makeup Before Bed

May 30, 2019

Why You Should Remove Your Makeup Before Bed

In a world that never seems to stop, you may feel like you just don’t have the energy to take your makeup off before crashing into bed for the night. But it turns out this is one step in your nighttime beauty routine that you definitely don’t want to skip. In fact, you’ve probably heard that snoozing in a full face of foundation, concealer, and mascara is probably not the best idea—but do you know why that’s the case? Keep reading to find out why you should remove your makeup before bed, plus find out the best ways to do so quickly and effectively.

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sleep in Your Makeup

Sure, sometimes you’re exhausted when you get home after a long day—but makeup removal is key! When you don’t take everything off before you go to bed, it can impact your skin—and not in a good way. Here are three reasons why you should always remove your makeup at night.

  1. It can lead to breakouts. When you sleep in your makeup, it can mix with the dirt and oil that has built up throughout the day on the surface of your skin and this can lead to clogged pores—which can, in turn, lead to breakouts.
  2. It can lead to a dull-looking complexion in the morning. Got dry skin? Listen up! If you sleep in your foundation, day-old foundation, powder, and eye makeup can settle into your creases and fine lines, causing your skin to look on the dull side. This might even make you look older than you really are—which defeats the purpose of wearing makeup, doesn’t it?
  3. It can block your nighttime anti-aging efforts. If you apply your anti-aging skin care products on top of your makeup at night, they won’t work like they’re supposed to. You should apply your anti-aging skin care products to clean skin for best results.

Why Facial Cleansing Brush is Important

According to research cleansing brushes are the best way to deep clean your skin.

Here is why:

  • Offers a deeper and more thorough cleanse than just using your fingers or a washcloth. The bristles penetrate further into the surface of the skin than your fingers or a washcloth do, getting rid of everything that’s been left behind.
  • Sloughs away dead skin cells and removes excess oil, leftover makeup, dirt, and sunscreen. Your skin renews itself every 28 days. Exfoliation with a cleansing brush expedites this process. Leftover debris and excess oils can make your complexion look dull and contribute to breakouts.
  • Pores are cleared and tightened. Exfoliation tightens skin and removes dead skin cells, shrinking the appearance of pores over time.
  • Circulation is improved. Using a facial brush has been compared to a “mini-microdermabrasion” or a “mini-massage.” The surface of the skin is stimulated, which will make your skin more radiant and smooth.
  • Encourages lymphatic drainage. Your lymphatic system collects cellular wastes and takes it to your blood for elimination. Facial brushes stimulate this process and help your skin to “detox.”
  • Your skin will absorb your other products better. You’ll be prepped and ready to go for the rest of your skincare routine. Your serum and moisturizer, for example, will be easily soaked up, so you’ll see better results. Don’t forget to follow up with SPF!

Choose an antibacterial facial brush like the LUCE180 suitable for all skin types. LUCE180 is a non-porous brush that resists bacteria for a hygienic cleansing surface.

Choosing a gentle cleanser that works well with your skin will give you the best results. A cream, foaming, or gel formula will work best with the brush. Don’t use a physical or chemical exfoliant while using a cleansing brush (i.e. a scrub with little beads or nuts, or a cleanser with glycolic acid). That’ll be exfoliation overload for your skin, which can be responsible for a range of other problems - like breaking down skin tissue. The cleansing brush alone is enough to meet your exfoliation needs. We recommend our Main Squeeze Daily Cream Cleanser. It goes on like a cream and begins to lightly foam when wet, giving you a gentle (and fun) cleansing experience.

Using a cleansing brush is an approach when caring for your skin. Did we mention they can be used on your neck, too? You’re getting a thorough clean and potentially preventing problems from arising. And hey, it’s okay to splurge on yourself occasionally.

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