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What to do if you slept with makeup on

Hi everyone, today I wanted to talk about what to do if you slept with makeup on! Maybe you got home late from a night out and were too exhausted or you pulled an all nighter and did not have time or you’re like me and you end up falling asleep accidentally while resting for just a moment. Whatever the reason, we’ve all slept with makeup on one time or another. As long as it’s not a habit, it’s OK. Thankfully there are some steps you can take in order to prevent any clogged pores, zits or dry patches to appear.


1. Cleanse your face

I don’t just mean a simple morning face wash. It’s a deep cleanse. I start off by gently removing my makeup with the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. To remove any impurities that the micellar water might have missed, I follow up with Laneige Multi Cleanser or the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash.

 2. Exfoliate

Lightly exfoliate your skin in order to remove any gunk from your pores, I use the Chinese Ginseng face mask and exfoliator, it’s a multi-purpose beauty product that definitely helps to attain that glowing fresh look.

The Body Shop's face masks collection does wonders, and it's impossible not to recommend some of their other face masks such as the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Face Mask (I've found that this one helps reducing any acne bumps on the skin) and the infamous Tea Tree Skin Clearing Clay Face Mask.

3. Put on a Hydrating Mask

I’ve recently been loving The Body Shop’s Sheet Mask from their Drops of Youth collection. It is absolutely hydrating and easily applicable.

4. Moisturize

If you’re someone who already knows me, you know that I am a moisturizing freak, body or face. I have tried some different ones and have learned which ones work really well with my skin time. My favourite in such a situation is to go with Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream. To lock in everything and to give my skin a glowing fresh look, I spray on my Coco Calming Face Mist from The Body Shop or my Fresh Rose Floral Toner and use my refrigerated Jade Roller to work everything in my skin.

5. Treat breakouts

It is imperative to take action against any breakouts that have already emerged overnight. Using Kielh’s Breakout Control Targeted Blemish Spot Treatment, works to control blemishes and quickly gets rid of any bumps on the skin. To reduce/get rid of any acne scars/blemishes on the skin, I would use the The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil. This oil has been a life changer in my skin care, and has helped improve my skin so much for years now.

6. Use a lip treatment

Especially if you were wearing an ultra-matte lipsticks or lip stain, I suggest using a rich lip or lip mask designed to moisturize lips at night. I personally prefer using my mini Lip Sleeping Mask from Laneige.

7. Give your skin some rest

Skip makeup for the day, let your skin breathe and be at its natural state. Give it time to heal from being confined all night.

8. Change your pillowcase
The most important step of all is to either change or wash your pillowcase right away. Even after doing all the steps above, the residual makeup from night before will still be on the pillowcase and would transfer back onto your skin when you lie down.

After all this, let’s hope your skin heels and cooperates. And the morning after, it’ll be like this whole thing never happened.

Bonus Tip: I would recommend the entire collection of the Tea Tree Oil from the Body Shop for any acne treatments.  It works as well as it says it would and has helped clear my skin after any breakout.

I hope that this blog post was helpful and that you liked it. I’m curious to know your go-to method for treating your skin after you’ve slept with makeup on. Let me know in the comments below!

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