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What Happens When You Do Not Remove Mascara Before Sleeping

What Happens When You Do Not Remove Mascara Before Sleeping

What Happens When You Do Not Remove Mascara Before Sleeping

Although it is recommended to carefully remove makeup every night before going to sleep, most of us know what it's like to skip the make-up and go straight to bed, with its mascara ... This attitude may seem so innocuous that for some women, it becomes a habit, especially since it takes less effort, especially if you are tired after a long day.

However, sleeping with mascara is a serious mistake and can lead to serious health risks. If a person has paid the price, it is certainly Theresa Lynch, a 50 year old American who for 25 years has never removed his mascara before going to bed and almost lost his sight.

Theresa Lynch has learned the hard way that you must always take off your mascara before going to bed

One day, for no apparent reason, Theresa noticed that her eyes were irritated. She felt something uncomfortable under her swollen eyelids and after she used eye drops to try to relieve her symptoms to no avail, she decided to go to her doctor.

What he found was a shock to him as well as to Theresa: beneath her eyelids were a multitude of little calcified black bumps that had formed over the years because of the mascara residue.

These concretions, which were deeply encrusted in the inner membrane of her eyelids, made Theresa a serious risk to her vision. This is how she had to be removed during a surgical procedure under general anesthesia.

Eyelid of Theresa. Black spots represent the concretions in which the mascara residues accumulated over the years have been encrusted.

Biopsy of the tissue removed during the operation. In this image, we can see the accumulated mascara particles.

Theresa's eyelid after the surgery

Dr. Dana Robaei, the surgeon who operated on Theresa, later said:

"She has permanent scars on the eyelid and the surface of the cornea. It was something incredible, I had never seen anything like it. But this is a risk that few people are aware of. "

Few women indeed are aware of the risks to their health of certain attitudes that they adopt carelessly in everyday life and which can, if repeated over time, cause many damages to their beauty, but also to their health.

Damage caused by keeping your makeup all night long
Not only does wearing all-day makeup have deleterious effects on the skin, but keeping it on top of that, during the many hours of the night without cleaning it can seriously damage one's skin health and its radiance: when it is almost constantly under a layer of foundation, powders and other cosmetic products, the skin ages faster, it is damaged, dehydrated and it is more likely to suffer from such inconveniences as acne.

How to preserve the skin of your face?

- Have good products
With regard to cosmetics and make-up, attention should be paid to their composition. Many are those that contain harmful and toxic substances. It is wise to opt for brands whose products are without perfumes, additives or dangerous chemicals, even 100% natural.

- Cleaning
If you want to keep the skin of your face beautiful and healthy, it is essential to remove all traces of makeup before going to bed. This must be done systematically.

Wash your face morning and evening with cleansing products that respect the pH of your skin and as natural as possible.

- Cares
Moisturize and nourish your skin with natural products, oils and make homemade masks made from natural ingredients. Exfoliate once a week to remove dead cells and stimulate cell renewal.

- Food and lifestyle
Focus on fruits and vegetables and avoid processed foods. Avoid the alcohol that accelerates the aging of the cells of the body and the tobacco whose effects on the skin in particular are disastrous.

Get enough sleep and oxygenate yourself by exercising regularly and breathing clean air, because the oxygenation of cells is one of the biggest secrets of beautiful skin.