Sleeping in your mascara could actually harm your sight
Sometimes, we’re all guilty of sleeping with our makeup. Going to the bathroom seems like too much after a hard working day.
But, it’s emerged that sleeping in your eye makeup could potentially cause blindness.
“Removing eye make-up before you go to sleep is crucial,” Dr Alexis Granite, consulting dermatologist for Kiehl’s said. “Any product that isn’t taken off has the potential to clog not only your pores but also cause irritation, inflammation and infections. Inflammation around the eyelids can also lead to lash loss.”
Skipping your cleansing routine for two extra minutes of beauty sleep may feel like a good idea at the time, but it leaves the tiny hair follicles and oil glands on the eyelids vulnerable to clogging, which occurs when the face rubs against the pillow during the sleep.
Since the skin around the eyes is the most delicate on our bodies, you need a soft, sensitive cleanser to ensure you remove all marks of makeup and reduce the risk of an eye infection.
A few gentle swipes are all you need to clean your lashes quickly – and it could save your sight too.