Things To Do When You Didn’t Remove The Makeup Before Bed

What to do when you didn’t remove the makeup before bed? Professionals always advise us that we have to remove the makeup before going to sleep. But sometimes, you might not be able to do it due to various reasons. If you do happen to go to sleep with your makeup, don’t feel frustrated when you wake up. Instead, you should do a complete cleaning routine to restore the damage. Read on and find out how to do it!


Dissolve the makeup first

The first thing that you need to do once you wake up is to remove the makeup. It will be still there, so make sure that you remove it completely. Break it down with oily or creamy products. Makeup will be completely dissolved if you apply an oil-based product. This shouldn’t scare you if you have oily skin, as you will wash it away with the next step.


Wash the dirt away

The double-cleansing method will remove any residues of makeup and sebum on your skin. After you have dissolved the makeup with a creamy product, you will need to wash it away. Use a mild foamy face cleanser to wash away the first product that you used and any makeup residues. This is especially important if you have oily or combination skin, as the product can clog your pores if you don’t wash it away.


Do a gentle scrub

Since the foundation was on your skin for the whole night, it is very likely that your pores are clogged. Do a gentle face peeling to free them from excess sebum. This will free up the pores and avoid acne breakouts. If you do notice acne breakout, apply some of your usual spot treatment.



When your skin is perfectly clean, you will need to restore the moisture. Apply your favorite moisturizer that suits your skin type.


Change the pillow covers

Sleeping with your makeup on will result in dirty pillow covers. Make sure that you remove them when you get up. All that foundation, sebum, and dirt has transferred from your skin to the fabric when you were tossing. And you don’t want to reapply it when you go back to bed. The best thing to do is to change the current pillow covers with new fresh ones and toss the dirty ones in the laundry.