No one should go to bed without removing their makeup; it is just unhealthy for your skin and can cause all sorts of skin problems, not to mention getting your pillows all dirty. Practicing healthy hygiene is important to the overall well being of our body as well as our skin. Just as you would brush your teeth at night before going to bed, so too should you make it a must to remove your makeup before retiring to bed at night. It is important to cleanse your face at night before going to bed not only to remove your makeup but also all the dirt and dust that your skin is exposed to during the day.
Makeup contains chemicals that can be harmful to the skin especially if left on overnight, as it clogs the pores making it impossible for your skin to breathe freely, resulting in clogged pores and possible breakouts. It also causes the skin to age much faster when it is left on overnight. At the end of the day most people take a shower before going to bed, and change into their pajamas or some other comfortable night clothing so that they can feel clean and fresh and comfortable as they sleep. In this same way your skin needs to be clean and fresh and comfortable while you sleep.
Just as you have a daily beauty regimen which you practice in the morning of cleansing, toning and moisturizing your skin, before heading off to work or the mall or whatever it is that you do all you have to do is practice this same routine at night before going to bed. Now some people might ask what about after you get back from that hectic party or club hopping in the wee hours of the morning, well definitely you should take a few minutes to cleanse your face from all that dirt, sweat, probably cigarette smoke and makeup before going to bed.
This is why I love this DIY beauty project from One Good Thing by Jillee because sometimes when you have had a long day and all you want to do is to drop face down in your bed, the last thing you want to think about doing is removing your make up and cleanse your face. This cheaters way of cleansing your face and removing your make up in one swoop is a quick easy way to do that once in a while when you need a night off.
I’ve made a few adjustments to the recipe I found to fit my needs and my personal preferences
What you need:
•A container with a tight-fitting lid (I repurposed something I had on-hand)
•1 cup distilled water (or you can boil tap water for 10 minutes, and allow to cool)
•1 Tablespoon mild shampoo or dawn
•1/2 Tablespoon rubbing alcohol (People with sensitive skin should avoid using rubbing alcohol!)
•1/2 Tablespoon witch hazel (Make it one full tablespoon if you are opting out on the rubbing alcohol)
•1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Pour all ingredients into a container and shake to combine. Place enough cotton rounds into a container