What you’re really doing to your skin when you don’t remove your make-up at night
Just as your body needs sleep to recharge and regain energy for the following day, so too does your skin. Your complexion’s pretty savvy and uses this down time to drink in serums, moisturisers and eye creams, but it has no hope if there is a layer of make-up sitting on the skin. “Short term, the skin can become congested from the oil, make-up and debris sitting in the pores overnight. Apart from leaving a dull, lacklustre complexion, the skin becomes far more prone to blackheads and blemishes,” says skin expert Melanie Grant from Double Bay Clinic.