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I did a naughty

I did a naughty

Yep, it’s true! I did a cardinal sin in the skincare world! I WENT TO BED WITH MY MAKE UP ON….. Its ok you can grasp and tsk tsk…. I do to my clients when they tell me and then go on to lecture why its bad. Well, I found out first hand why your skin DOE NOT like makeup on overnight. I even use mineral which is the best for the skin.

Sometimes life can be hard or tiring and you just get to a point of eh F**k it not tonight. And I did that. I just went straight to bed after brushing my teeth. No taking my make up off, no adding my vitamins or creams before bed.

Do you know what happened? A Very Upset and Cranky skin the next day!!

I woke up in the morning had a shower and the first thing I felt in the shower was rough dry skin all along my nose and cheeks! One day NOT not doing my normal routine and instantly I could feel my skin had been affected.

I could feel my pores where clogged especially in my chin. (My problem area for blackheads. I have worked so hard to keep the pore clean and boom clogged literally overnight)

When I applied my serums and hydrator instantly my skin flushed red and went very blotchy. I had heat and itchiness for a few minutes, the blotchiness lasts a lot longer.

So WHY did this happen? Why did my skin respond and go instantly rough, dry and irritated from leaving my make up on for one night?

Your skin is a LIVING ORGAN – that one night I left makeup on – I did 2 things to my skin. I didn’t allow it to breathe and to do its natural cycle of life it didn’t have a chance to properly regenerate when our skin regenerates it releases a natural oil as our barrier leaving your make up on either dries up the oil or stops the process from happening meaning dry rough skin.

 The other thing I didn’t do as I didn’t feed the skin anything during the night,

Just like our bodies when we sleep our skin is repairing, regenerating and rebuilding. I gave my skin NOTHING to help with that.  I allowed my skin to dry out and try to regenerate with nothing other than what it has. Imagine trying to run a 10km with the living of just the basic amount of food, you could do it but it would put a lot of strain on you and you would be very very tired at the end of it you would look a wreck! Your skin is no different – it regenerates but its dull and tired looking.

So what happens now? Well, I need to play is careful for a few days with my skincare – no actives. (Actives are the ingredients that help create change in your skin making it look younger, stop pigment help fight acne) I need to strengthen my barrier back up – lots of good oils internally and topically. Fish Oil tablets and using a rosehip or triglyceride-rich oil. Once my barrier is repaired than my actives can come back.

So if you are trying to combat acne,  pigmentation or anti-aging – leaving your make up on is like taking 2 giant steps backward.

It happens such is life, just remember to go gently with it the next few days – think love and nurture rather than repair and regenerate. Just use your oils till your skin feels happy again.

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