Over the weekend, the Mail Online covered a survey which revealed that more than one in ten 18 to 24 year old women sleep in their make-up every night! Say what?! And over half of 25 to 34 year olds choose to do the same once or twice a week.
Now, I would be lying if I said that I had never committed this ultimate skin sin, but I’m talking once or twice a year, not a week, and I have to be seriously poorly, tired, or have consumed a glass or two, too many wines.
It’s well-known that not removing make-up before heading to the land of nod can lead to all sorts of skin upsets from blocked pores to premature ageing. But I also get that the current pace of life is fast, that we have little downtime, and we’re often left feeling tired. But if you don’t look after your skin now, it’s a lot harder to reverse the effects later in life.
If time and lethargy is the issue, a simple cleanse with a micellar water is enough to remove your war paint, allowing your skin to breathe and regenerate while you sleep. Or, if like me, you’re a beauty fanatic, invest in quality skincare that you enjoy using; Emma Hardie’s cleansing balm feels like a treat, like a spa facial, and not a chore.
I must admit, there are many nights when the thought of splashing my face with water and going through my routine is less than appealing. So, to combat this, if I know that I’m not leaving the house again that day/evening I remove my make-up straight-away so that later when I’m curled up on the sofa dreaming of my duvet, it’s a brush of the teeth and off to bed for me.
Do you ever sleep in your make-up? Do you have a speedy skincare routine?