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What Happens After 24 Hours of Wearing Makeup?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you can wear makeup at all hours? You wouldn’t have to worry about people seeing you barefaced, especially in the morning when your eyes are puffy from sleep or have dark circles because you didn’t get a good rest. There will be none of the “take her swimming” suggestions for first dates because you can be your beautiful, dolled-up makeup-wearing self all day. 

However, it’s not recommended to wear makeup all the time and not let your skin breathe. Take a look at what happens when you wear makeup for over 24 hours:  

Your Mascara and Eyeliner Start to Run 

Most products these days claim that they can last the whole day, but taking your lifestyle into consideration, the actual wear time may be a lot shorter. Mascara and eyeliner, for example, may start to run or smudge if they are not waterproof. This will result in the much-dreaded racoon eyes, which will not be flattering on anyone at all. Even if you are wearing waterproof eye makeup, they might still start to break off into small particles, which clump on your eye area and may even irritate your eyes. Eyebrow makeup for sale can now last even after an intense workout or swim, but even they need to be removed at the end of the day to avoid pimples in your brow area. 

Your Pores are at Risk of Clogging 

The formulation of foundations and other products have improved greatly through the years. Most of them are also hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic now. However, when left on the face for an extended amount of time, they may still clog the pores and this is something you cannot prevent. Especially if you are in a place with warmer temperatures, which open up the pores, you may be more prone to pimples, blackheads or whiteheads not just because of air pollution but also because you have not cleansed your face properly. The longer you leave makeup on, the deeper they may also be embedded into your pores, which means they are harder to remove. 

Your T-zone Starts to Look Oily 

Even if you do manage to find products that sit well on your face and don’t clog your pores easily, there is still the very normal reaction of the face to produce oils. Each person has glands that produce sebum, but the level of oiliness differs for each individual. If you have oily skin, you will notice your t-zone start to look shiny a couple of hours into your day. Those who have dry skin are not spared either; if you wear products that are mattifying and dry your face, this might actually trigger the glands to produce more oil. In the earlier part of the day, you can still keep the oil at bay using oil-removing films, but the oil may also start to dissolve the makeup you have put on your face, resulting in uneven product distribution and visible splotches.

The last thing you want is to worsen your skin’s condition when the original reason you wore makeup is to improve it in the first place. Makeup, like everything else, should be worn in moderation and should be removed at the end of the day to keep your bare skin healthy.

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