Fell Asleep in Your Makeup? Follow This Morning Routine
Chances are you’re already aware that falling asleep in your makeup is a major skin care no-no. While you know it’s not the right move, you can’t help but slip out of consciousness before getting to your nighttime skin care routine. At that point, there’s no reason to punish yourself for snoozing in a full face of makeup; after all, you can’t turn back time. The more productive thing to do is to focus on how to best rehab your skin in the morning. If you’ve committed the skin care gaffe of catching some zzz’s with your makeup still on, you’ll want to keep clicking to find out the best morning routine to follow after sleeping in your makeup.
Step #1: Break Down Makeup
First things first, you need to get rid of yesterday’s makeup. To break down every last lingering speck of makeup, including waterproof eyeliner and mascara, use a cleansing oil in place of standard makeup remover. Our pick? The Vichy Pureté Thermale Cleansing Micellar Cleansing Oil, which gently removes makeup and doesn’t leave behind a greasy finish.
Step #2: Cleanse Again
You may not want to employ a double cleansing method all the time, but it’s the perfect way to ensure you start the day on the right foot. After removing your makeup with a cleansing oil, follow up with a foaming cleanser, like the CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser. The unique formula will cleanse and remove oil without disrupting skin’s protective barrier.
Step #3: Exfoliate Everywhere
Exfoliating isn’t an everyday activity, but neither is sleeping in your makeup (we hope). After having makeup caked on your face all night long, we suspect you may find your skin is in need of exfoliation. That’s why you’ll want to take the opportunity to use a face scrub, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Face Scrub. The light, gel sugar scrub will gently yet effectively exfoliate, leaving skin feeling purified and clean. Doesn’t that sound like a nice way to start the day?
Step #4: Apply Moisturizer
If you didn’t get around to taking your makeup off before bed, it can be assumed cleansing isn’t the only aspect of your night routine you missed. Chances are you didn’t smooth a face cream or lotion on overtop of your makeup—which wouldn’t be good for your complexion anyway—so, it’s safe to say you haven’t moisturized for a while. To give your skin the hydration it needs, reach for the Garnier Soothing 3-in-1 Face Moisturizer with Rose Water. Formulated with rose water, the fast-absorbing moisturizer offers hydration while restoring skin’s softness and suppleness.
Step #5: Don’t Skip Broad Spectrum SPF
We’re a part of the school of thought that a morning routine isn’t really a morning routine unless it includes sun protection. After making the mistake of sleeping with makeup on, you wouldn’t want to make another so soon. To avoid doing just that, follow the FDA’s guidelines and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF value of 15 or higher, being sure to toss your sunscreen pick (we recommend the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Daily SPF 50 Primer) into your bag to reapply—at least every two hours—throughout the day.
Step #5: Use Makeup-Skin Care Hybrids
Falling asleep while wearing makeup may not have done your complexion any favors, but makeup can actually be beneficial to your skin. For the best of both worlds, take a break from your everyday products and opt to apply makeup-skin care hybrids instead. Try the Maybelline Dream Pure BB, which contains salicylic acid, or Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream, which hydrates and provides additional sun protection.
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