Can I leave makeup on my face overnight?

It may be tempting after a late night out with your friends to jump into bed without washing the makeup off of your face. Many think it’s okay to leave cosmetics on the skin every now and then. However, for patients who routinely skip washing their face, problems can arise.

How cosmetics impact your skin

Cosmetics, such as foundation, are often left on the skin for hours a day. Makeup left on longer than 24 hours will begin to clog the pores. When pores are clogged with cosmetics, the oils that are naturally secreted from the pores to keep the skin healthy are trapped. This results in the unwanted buildup of dead skin cells that contribute to the development of acne breakouts. Additionally, makeup such as mascara can irritate the eyes and cause patients to get infections. Infections can make it unhealthy for patients to wear contact lenses and may be the beginning of other issues that often develop.

It is vital that women cleanse their skin at night to remove their makeup. At Remington Laser Dermatology Centre, we can provide recommendations for cleansers that can help remove cosmetics while keeping the skin hydrated and fresh. Women may also want to integrate makeup removing wipes or cleansers that are specifically used for cleansing cosmetics off the skin and keeping the pores open and unclogged. Our team can put together a skin care regimen that works best for you. Whether your skin is dry, oily, or combination, our dermatologists can evaluate and provide recommendations for each individual.

Who can benefit from a skin care regimen?

Everyone should keep their skin clean and healthy with a proper skin care regimen. This may include products that are available at a dermatology office or those that can be purchased over-the-counter. An evaluation and consultation with our dermatologists is the first step to learning more.

Discuss your skin care regimen today with the team at Remington Laser Dermatology Centre

Calgary, AB area patients who want to improve their skin are invited to schedule a visit with Drs. Todd Remington and Kent Remington to find out more about the products they should use. Our team works directly with patients to help them pick the products that are best suited for their unique skin care needs. Call the office today to request an appointment.

Dr. Kent Remington
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Dr. Todd Remington
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