Woman Sleeps in Makeup For a Month, Skin Ages 10 YEARS

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A recent survey revealed that a third of women sleep with makeup on at least twice a week, and that the effects of doing so are less than stellar.

So for a month, one woman decided to test that theory by applying make-up as normal and never taking it off. The results, as you'd expect, were horrible:

Makeup Impact

By the end, experts said her skin had aged by a decade.

She allowed herself a "cursory wash in the shower every morning," but no cleansing products and nothing before bed. The photos speak for themselves.

Not all of that damage is permanent, though some research suggests this may age one's faces by more than two days for every night that it happens.

It all comes down to priorities and busy schedules, of course.

Everyone's been so drained at the end of the day by work, family and other obligations (or fun) that they've eschewed their pre-bedtime rituals.

Also, this woman was literally applying creams and makeup on top of the residue of whatever was left to prove a point, which is a totally extreme case.

Nevertheless, it might make you rethink things the next time you're too tired (or lazy) to do your nighttime regime, if it really adds up over time.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments below ...

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i think she's wearing less make up and got some acne from not cleaning her pores in the second photo, and that's all.


I would believe it more had she actually used a cleaner in her one wash like most women do


Her skin does not look older, it looks like she had a bad reaction to it. I sleep in my makeup ALL THE TIME and I am 30 yrs old. Most people think I am around 23. This is bs.

@ Amber

I dont believe you. Any dermatologist will tell you make-up will age. Im 35 and was mistaken for my daughters older sister. We were given separate checks by several servers. Bc ive been a house wife no need for make-up. Plus E-lauder, idealist ive use most of my life. High dollar make-up is worth it! Do it during gift time and it's more worth than dollar store brand


Not true! I am a model and I sleep in my make-up 99% of the time. Guys still think I'm 12 years younger than I actually am.

@ Chris

I think all of you are full of it! Model? Ha! Yeah right and you just happened to have the time for this.

@ Chris

As a model you should know that properly cleansing your face in the evening is a MUST. I am also a model and I religiously cleanse my face and apply my creams before I sleep. To hear you blatantly admit to not washing your face 99% of the time is kind of gross...

@ Amanda

On a Dr.Oz show recently, he named off five things that would keep your skin younger.One,to my surprize was to NOT wash your face in the morning so the oil would protect your face all day.I have never heard of this & I cannot fathom how you could make-up on your oily dirty morning face.


younger or older?

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