What happens to your skin when you stop wearing makeup for a day, a week or a month?
Take a break from your daily makeup routine, your skin will thank you!
Being forced to work from home certainly has its pros and cons. One POSITIVE is being able to skip your daily makeup routine. Here's the low-down on what happens to your skin when you don’t wear makeup.
A single day
Let your skin “breathe,” what does that really mean? Your skin behaves differently depending on humidity levels, stress levels, and many other factors. If you keep it covered in makeup, your skin may choose to increase or decrease sebum and oil production and increase or decrease its natural hydrators. Without makeup your skin can reset and recalibrate. Continue with your skin-care essentials like moisturizers, serums and SPF despite being on a break with makeup.
A barrier of makeup can make your skin produce more oil which can lead to breakouts because there’s a better chance for pores to be clogged over time. Putting less makeup on your face can improve acne and there’s less chance that you’ll get blackheads or breakouts. Conditions like rosacea can also improve since there’s less of a chance that your skin will be in contact with potentially irritating or pore-clogging ingredients.
Imagine if you could go a month without makeup? You’ll see even MORE benefits!! Remember that your skin cell turnover cycle takes about 28 days and this is something that your skin does on its own. The application of daily makeup may interfere with that cycle. The longer your skin can go without makeup the better as it will regulate your skin’s temperature, oil control, hydration and its natural exfoliation process. Not having to remove makeup at night is a great break for the skin.