Free what?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

It's 11:30 p.m. I just finished another hilarious episode of the Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon (bravo good sir) and the only thing on my mind is my pillow and the back of my eyelids. However, I still have my makeup on. Do I take the extra 5 minutes and wash my face or forget about it and hit the sack? I'm still in my early twenties, my skin can handle a little sleepover with makeup. Right? Right....? W R O N G!  After doing a little research ( here's a little secret, I LOVE researching.. weird right?) I found an interview with a dermatologist who busts the myth that sleeping with your makeup on is O.K. Now please feast your eyes on the most important piece of information you will ever read....

"Sleeping in your makeup can result in unnecessary exposure to the free radicals in the environment, which the makeup holds on to, "says Dr. Schweiger. "Free radicals cause the breakdown of healthy collagen, which results in fine lines on the skin. Additionally, makeup can clog the pores while you sleep, resulting in the development of acne."...Read the rest of the article here.

Um, hello?! Fine lines? Unnecessary exposure and acne? Say it ain't so! No body's got time for that! So please, take the extra 5 minutes to wash your beautiful face. You'll thank yourself later when you're a 35 year old being mistaken for a 24 year old with stunning skin! I've included a few of my favorite late night products that I love. I challenge you all to go to sleep without any makeup on for one week and then tell me the improvements you were able to see! If don't have any good late night products give one of these a try and be sure to let me know how you felt about them!

Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing cleansing foam || Carisonic Mia2 || Say Yes to Cucumbers face cleansing wipes || Boots No7 Quick thinking cleansing wipes || St. Ives Apricot Blemish Scrub


  1. Okay. Going to take your challenge. I am so guilty of going to bed with makeup on.

  2. Way to go girlfriend! Be sure to let me know if you notice any changes and how it goes! :)