A New Year's Resolution:
Take Care of Your Skin!
Eric Fisher Academy
The holidays are coming to an end and 2013 is approaching! New Year’s Eve may be a time to celebrate with friends and show off your dazzling ensemble, but it also presents an opportunity to reflect on the past and look forward to the coming year. Many choose to welcome the New Year with a resolution: save more money, eat healthier, or go to the gym.
What are the changes you want, or need, to make to better yourself? A goal we suggest putting at the top of your list is one that will make you look and feel beautiful year-round: take care of your skin! Do you frequently sleep in your makeup? It may not seem like an issue, but most of us do not realize exactly how bad this is for our skin. With hope that you will choose to take the steps to cleanse your skin before hitting the sack, we’ve put together a list of top 5 reasons why you shouldn’t sleep in your makeup.
One: Clogged Pores
Our skin is covered in pores- small openings in the skin in which substances reach the surface. These substances are beneficial factors to healthy skin, removing dead skin cells and other impurities. When you sleep in makeup, these pores become clogged and unable to breathe. As a result, blemishes may develop.
Two: Prematurely Aged Skin
It’s a harsh fact: those who sleep with their makeup on are at a higher risk of premature aging. Our skin often relies on nighttime rest to recover from the harsh exposure of the day’s activities. This is a time when the skin craves oxygen and regulates oil naturally. If makeup remains on the face, this process cannot be carried out successfully.
Three: Disruption of Natural Processes
The skin has multiple layers of cells. Over time, these cells naturally work their way up through the layers to the skin surface and will eventually fall off. This process is called natural cell turnover. Each night when you sleep in your makeup, this process cannot properly be carried out due to the barrier that remains on the surface of your skin.
Four: Prolonged Exposure to Bacteria
Throughout any given day your skin is exposed to dirt, pollution, and a dozen other things which are absorbed by your makeup. Leaving this on overnight will allow the bacteria to soak into your skin, often times causing serious damage. Another point to consider is your pillow. When oil and bacteria is left on the pillow, it will continue to damage your skin each time it is used. This may lead to breakouts, blemishes, and even acne.
Five: Very Oily or Very Dry Skin
Ever wonder why your skin oily and your friend’s skin is dry? Everyone’s skin is different. The natural processes our skin goes through to regulate oil can become disrupted when makeup is left on the skin for an extended period of time. This may cause those who have dry skin to become even drier, and those who have oily skin to become oilier.
Even if you feel too tired to remove your makeup after a long day, make the effort to spend a couple minutes to cleanse your skin. To kick off your resolution, we suggest a Dermalogica Custom Treatment in our student spa! Our estheticians can help you create a custom skincare regimen specifically for your skin type!
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