Beauty columnist Shannon Farrell recently covered the cosmetic cost of skipping showers in her article “Experts Weigh In on What Would Happen If You Didn’t Shower Like The Bachelor‘s Britt,” The article published in February 2015 in Women’s Health Magazine features Adriana Martino, expert esthetician and owner of the NYC laser and skin spa, SKINNEY Medspa.
After a long day, it’s easy to pass up on the nightly shower, rationalizing that good hygiene can wait for the morning. But doing so may do a number on your skin’s health, causing it to look dull and aged come morning time. Farrell explains why in her article below:
Farrell notes that the body’s nocturnal renewal process can be hindered when makeup that is left on overnight clogs the pores. Also it “increases your chances of milia [whiteheads] and blackheads,” adds Adriana Martino.
Continuing with makeup tips, Farrel’s article covers sleeping with your mascara on. Just because Mascara is not applied to the skin doesn’t mean that leaving it on overnight won’t have cosmetic consequences. As Adriana Martino explains “It can clog eyelash follicles which leads to your lashes falling out.”
Farrell comically ends her segment on the costs of not showering and sleeping in makeup overnight by offering makeup tips and product advice if nighttime makeup wearing is necessary: “If you’re expecting a sexy farmer from Iowa to wake you up at 4:30 a.m. for a romantic date, Martino suggests wearing an oil-free tinted moisturizer or a mineral makeup likes Susan Posnick’s Colorflo Foundation ($68,susanposnick.com). Hydrating moisturizers with foundation built in are also less likely to clog pores.”
Read the full article from Women’s Health Magazine here, to learn more about showering and the other downfalls of skipping out on the daily drench.