Make Up With Your Skin

Make Up With Your Skin

The makeup you spent 45 minutes applying miraculously lasted the whole night. Not only did the lipstick manage to make it through the laughing, talking and that second glass of wine, but your foundation stayed through all the dancing and sweating. You give yourself a once-over in the mirror before you allow your exhausted body to collapse, face first, into your pillow for the night. 

It seems like the perfect night. Everything went smoothly, your received compliments from all your friends on your ‘so sharp it could cut someone; winged eyeliner, and you went to bed still laughing about the jokes you all exchanged. But there is one glaring issue that turns the whole night sore: you allowed your exhaustion to beat out taking the time to remove the layers of makeup on your face.

This may seem like a minor problem in the moment. “I’m just so tired and I can just take it off in the morning, what’s the big deal? How badly can ONE night hurt?” It may not seem like a big deal right then and there, but the effects of all that makeup sitting on your face can cause some nasty side effects.

The main issue with leaving your makeup on overnight is that it clogs your pores, which can lead to pimples and other not-so-cute skin issues.

For some, these problems may not arise until a few nights of full-glam sleeping have come and gone. For others, they might pop up immediately. 

Let’s say the long day and need to relieve the exhaustion right then and there beats the risks "just this once". If you’re willing to make the excuse once, you are inevitably going to allow yourself to  just ‘deal with it in the morning’ the next time you come home exhausted too. What happens when one night turns into two nights, then three…before you know it, you let the excuse of exhaustion delay the removal of your maquillage to the morning more often than not.

Go out, enjoy the long night that will make you unable to even feel your feet by the end of it. 

Come home and feel so exhausted that you know you’ll sleep through all three alarms in the morning. 

Just also remember to leave yourself a sticky note reminder to at least remove the Picasso you created to last through a tsunami before hitting the hay.

Cooler Than You: Alchemy Cosmetics' Barbara Alcazar + Christina Hiatt

Cooler Than You: Alchemy Cosmetics' Barbara Alcazar + Christina Hiatt