So you’ve committed the “cardinal sin” and fell asleep in your makeup. A makeup free face allows your skin to repair itself at night so it can fight off aging free radicals during the day. You may wake up to a dull skin tone, brittle lashes and in the worst case scenario, a breakout. We have the 411 on how to deal with the morning after fallout. Follow our suggestions below and your skin will be its way to regaining its clarity and radiance.
- Double cleanse your face. Remove old makeup and the wash again with a cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type.
- Apply a salicylic acid to eliminate oils and slough off dead skin cells. Salicylic encourages the opening of clogged follicles to recalibrate the normal skin renewal cycle. This refreshes and promotes the healing of the skin.
- If you notice a blemish or feel one forming, do not pop or squeeze it. This will spread bacteria. Instead dab on your usual acne product or reach for a retinol treatment.
- Immediately return to your general cleansing routine. The more nights you skip, the more nutrient and moisture depleted your skin will become.
- Wash your bed linen. Your makeup may have come in contact with your linen and may have bacteria or dirt that will come in contact with your skin again.
- If acne continues to erupt on your face, chest or back consider an appointment with your board-certified dermatologist to discuss energy based options, such as IPL, Gentle YAG, and CoolBreeze.
To keep your skin looking its best, consult with a board-certified dermatologist. They can recommend a customized skincare regime, so if you do accidently fall asleep with your makeup on, you will be well equipped to face the results the morning after.
Dr. Douglas Key offers a select collection of fine skincare products, such as, SkinMedica, Skinceuticals, Epionce and SOMME, designed to illuminate, rejuvenate and preserve the natural beauty of your skin. Our office also offers a wide range of IPL and laser treatment for acne. Contact us for more information.