At least once in their life it will have happened to all women to have felt excessively tired to be able to remove make-up before slipping into the sheets. Although modern cosmetics represent a valid ally for the skin, it is of fundamental importance in the evening to remove make-up and cleanse the face effectively. During the night, the skin undergoes a regenerative process, which however is put to the test if you are still wearing make-up. This is because the pores become clogged, the skin does not breathe and consequently the cells of the epidermis cannot “renew themselves” and regain their balance. When the skin is healthy it acts as a natural barrier against external aggressions, and is able to self-regulate. But when she is covered in dirt and clogged with makeup, her survival skills can be compromised. The epidermis is characterized by a stratum corneum, a sort of barrier composed of natural fat which, once obstructed, stops moisturizing the skin and exposes it to the risk of inflammation, itching or redness or a mix of all these. (Continue reading after the photo)
“Sleeping with makeup on once in a while doesn’t hurt anyone but going to bed every night with a face full of makeup could potentially create short and long-term problems,” said Dr. Jessica Krant, professor of dermatology at SUNY. Downstate Medical Center in New York. But what are the risks? According to Dr. Krant, one of the short-term side effects of wearing makeup is acne. (Continue reading after the photo)
This is because the skin breathes less and comes into contact with irritating chemicals that stay on the face longer than expected. These two paired factors clog pores with sebum and dead skin cells causing acne. In addition to completely removing make-up before bed, Dr. Krant recommends applying a light moisturizer to the face and neck to protect cells and keep toxins away from the skin. Another way to keep your face clean is to replace the pillows once a week, and to place a humidifier next to the bed. (Continue reading after the photo)
Eye infections. This is the case of Theresa Lynch, who for 25 years has not been plastered, with very serious consequences for her eyesight. Years and years of mascara not removed with care and attention have left obvious traces in the woman’s eyes. The masses found inside the eye were calcifications from tiny scraps of mascara and a surgical operation under general anesthesia was required to remove them.
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