Wash Your Makeup Off

It's important to wash your makeup off at the end of the day.

It can be a chore to wash your makeup off every night. You’ve had a long day, a fun night out, and you just want to fall into bed and go to sleep. That would be a huge mistake for your skin. Leaving your makeup on when you sleep at night may seem harmless, but it’s just a bad idea all around. Why?

Bacterial Growth

The average person touches their face about 5,500 times a day. When you touch your face, you could be unintentionally transferring dirt and bacteria to our skin. Leaving your makeup on at night traps the built-up dirt and bacteria and the oil it produced during the day on your skin, which leads to clogged pores and acne.

Free Radical Damage

Free radicals can also hang around on your skin at night if you don’t wash it. You collect free radicals throughout the day from things like pollution. If you don’t get rid of them, they can cause signs of aging.

Hinders Repair

Your skin goes into hyper repair mode at night, renewing itself so that you can look your best (and youngest). Failing to wash your makeup off can hinder the process.

And if you use retinols or retinoids to boost your skin’s ability to repair itself, you won’t get the same effects on a dirty face as you would a clean face. That’s because the layer of old makeup and oil keeps your skin from absorbing the product, which reduces its efficacy.

The same goes for the benefit of your nighttime moisturizer, especially since this is the best time to hydrate your skin.

The Benefits of Washing Your Face

By washing your makeup off every night, you also wash off all of the bacteria, dirt, pollution, free radicals, and oil your skin collected throughout the day. Not only will this leave you feeling clean and fresh, but it will help control acne breakouts and signs of aging. A clean face will also act as a fresh palate for your skin and night creams to work their magic.

If you want to give your skin a night-time healing boost, AlluraDerm MD Med Spa offers retinoid and retinol night creams and moisturizers by SkinMedica® and SkinCeuticals®. Call us today at 505-821-9630 today to get the best for your skin!