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Jeune Skin Care: Ask the Experts

 
 
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woman cleansing face; Jeune Skin Care Ask the Experts: Is it really that bad to sleep with makeup on? - Jeune Skin Care, Madison, WisconsinQ. Is it really that bad to sleep with makeup on?
 
A. Almost all of us have done it - we know we shouldn't, but we've all slept with our makeup on. When you're tired at night, the last thing you want to do when your bed is calling is to get out the washcloth and cleanse your face. Does it really matter if we let a few nights slide by?
 
Yes. Unfortunately, there are a few legitimate reasons why we're all haunted by these words: "Don't ever sleep with your makeup on… it will age you!"

First of all, sleep is when our minds and bodies - including our skin - rejuvenate themselves. Skin has a natural process of shedding skin cells in order to produce new, healthy skin. In order to function properly, it needs to be free of any debris that may cause a disturbance.
 
So, in other words, your skin needs to breathe. Our skin is similar to a sponge, wanting to absorb and keep what we put on it. After a day of makeup, oil and sweat remaining on the skin, this combination creates a bacteria-breeding territory, causing pimples.
 
How can you rescue your skin the next morning with all good intentions?
  1. Start by cleansing well to ensure you have removed all traces of last night. Cleansers with alpha-hydroxy acids will rid skin of build-up. Opt for Biomedic Purifying Cleanser, available at Jeune Skin Care.
  2. Use a soothing, decongesting toner. Try La Roche- Posay Thermal Spring Water, available at Jeune Skin Care.
  3. Apply a good moisturizer. Your skin will drink it up, so reapply if you need to.
  4. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to ensure you and your skin rehydrate.

And next time the sheets are calling your name, think twice and take off that makeup. This way, you won't awake with clogged pores and troubled skin, but instead you'll have a wide-awake face that's ready for the day!

November Special: 20% Off Cleansers

 

During November, UW Health Transformations Jeune Skin Care is offering 20% off all facial cleansers. Call (608) 836-9990 or (866) 447-9990 (toll-free) to schedule a free Jeune Skin Care consultation today with one of our aestheticians to find the best products for your skin, or come to Transformations to browse our skin care products and our line of cleansers.

 

Learn more: 20% Off All Cleansers