The reason why it’s necessary to wash off your makeup prior to bed

Generally when women wash their face, among the most sensitive but neglected parts are the eyes. It’s very easy to avoid scrubbing thoroughly or using the right makeup remover, particularly on a late night when you’re exhausted and all you want to do is go to sleep. Nonetheless, not washing your makeup correctly can become a bad habit resulting in eye infections and poor skin.

Below are a few examples of how you could get an infection from not washing off your eye makeup properly before bed:.

  • Makeup residue on your pillow or bed sheet that can develop overtime and produce bacteria.
  • Eye shadow or liner going into the tear duct area causing irritation.
  • Skin cells not having the ability to rejuvenate around the eye area if there is a layer of concealer; this could result in dark circles and bags under the eyes.
  • Having an allergic reaction to a new product but not noticing it immediately.
  • Mascara left on your eyelashes overnight can dry them out and cause them to become thinner overtime and possibility fall out.

Any or all of the above can turn a minor problem into something more severe and possibly even dangerous. That is why we always tell our patients that it’s important to remove all makeup every night before going to sleep. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Dr. Craig Beyer of Boulder Eyes / Beyer LASIK and we will be happy to assist you.

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