Cleanse, Cleanse, Cleanse
Whether you do wear makeup daily or not, its crucial to dedicate some time every day to thoroughly clean your face, preferably with a creamy cleanser that won't strip your skin of its natural moisture. And dont even think about getting lazy with this. No matter your age, its important to wash your face before hitting the sheets. Even though it doesnt seem like such a big deal, sleeping with makeup on, especially around the eyes, leads to low level chronic inflammation and irritation, which brings inflammatory molecules to your cells, explains Dr. Jessica Krant, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York. These cause direct damage, breaking down the rubbery, plump extracellular matrix that gives our skin its bounce and glow.