Mascara is a beauty essential for many women. It can help enhance your natural features and make you look more awake and polished. But what happens if you accidentally fall asleep with mascara on? Is it bad for your eyes? Will it smudge or run all over your face?
In this post, let’s look at the pros and cons of sleeping with mascara on and offer some tips for keeping your lashes looking good no matter what time of day it is.
So is sleeping with eye makeup on good for your eyes? The answer is no. Sleeping with mascara, shadow, liner or anything else is not good for your eyelashes and/or the area surrounding the eyes.
It applies too much pressure to the delicate tissues that surround the eyes over a long period of time and can lead to temporary discoloration or dark circles.
Other risks associated with falling asleep in eye makeup include infections, dryness, itching, and general irritation around your eye area.
If you do find yourself falling asleep without removing all of your eye makeup before bedtime, make sure to take off everything before going to sleep. This also means taking off waterproof mascara if necessary – it’s never worth risking an infection or irritation just because you want to go to bed with your mascara on.
You can always reapply it again in the morning, but there is no good reason for wearing makeup overnight while you sleep.
Will sleeping with mascara on ruin lashes?
Wearing eye makeup throughout the day will not necessarily ruin your lashes or cause them to fall out. However, if you are constantly applying heavy layers of mascara and letting your lashes touch the skin above your eyelids, this can have a negative impact on the growth phase of your lashes.
This is why some lash extensions tend to droop after you wear them too much without taking proper care.
Sleeping with a high amount of mascara still left on may clump up your eyelashes together – especially if they are already damaged from using heat tools on them.
Since lashes grow and fall out in a natural cycle, the occasional mishap with your mascara won’t do lasting damage to your lashes (unless it’s an allergic reaction). However, overusing products that dry out and weaken your eyelashes will greatly impact their ability to grow and thrive.
For those with sensitive eyes or lash allergies, sleeping with eye makeup might not be an option.
If you wake up in the morning with discomfort such as itchiness or burning around your eyes, this is most likely due to the chemicals in your makeup irritating your skin. Once you cleanse away any residue from last night’s beauty routine, this should cease immediately.
Is it okay to sleep without removing waterproof mascara?
How you react to sleeping without removing your waterproof mascara will often depend on how heavy your mascara is and what type of formula it has.
If you’re using a lightweight mascara that doesn’t clump up or dry out lashes, then sleeping with it during colder months probably won’t hurt – as long as you cleanse your face thoroughly in the morning.
However, if you wear thicker coats of waterproof mascara during warmer weather, there is a higher risk of tearing and tugging on lashes while they are stuck together from dried-on mascara. This can cause permanent damage or premature loss of lashes.
Mascaras that contain natural ingredients such as honey, avocado oils, and aloe are less likely to cause lash loss.
Does Sleeping with Mascara Make Your Eyelashes Fall Out?
We all know that we’re supposed to take our makeup off before bed, but what about mascara? Is it better to remove all of your makeup before bed, or can you get away with leaving a little bit on?
Does sleeping with mascara on cause your eyelashes to fall out?
The answer is yes. Sleeping in eye makeup, whether it’s a tinted moisturizer, silicone-based primer or thick layers of smoky eyeshadow and two coats of black mascara can be harmful to your lashes and the area around your eyes.
There are many negative effects that will come from falling asleep in eye makeup, including irritation, infections, and dryness.
For those who wear contact lenses while they sleep, the risk of developing conjunctivitis (also known as pink eye) can also increase especially if you don’t rinse off all traces of make-up before bedtime.
Keep in mind though that not all heavy or waterproof mascaras react this way when you sleep in them. This is more likely to occur with those who use heated curlers and lash-drying.
Is it bad to leave mascara on for days
It is not good to leave make-up on for more than 12 hours, especially if you work in an environment where you are exposed to dust and germs. Leaving makeup on for extended periods of time allows more bacteria and dirt into the pores, which can then cause problems with your skin or even lead to infections.
You should always apply oil-free makeup remover or take a nighttime shower so that all traces of mascara are removed from your lashes.
If not rinsed thoroughly, mascaras that claim to be waterproof or long-lasting may damage the surface around the cornea – especially if they contain oil or waxes.
Your eyes may start feeling uncomfortable and burning when you wake up. Even if your eyes don’t feel bad when you go to sleep, you won’t know until the next morning when it’s too late.
Overusing products that dry out and weaken your eyelashes will greatly impact their ability to grow and thrive.
For those with sensitive eyes or lash allergies, sleeping with eye makeup is definitely not an option.
If you wake up in the morning with discomfort such as itchiness or burning around your eyes, this is most likely due to the eye makeup that you didn’t remove the night before. If eye infections are a persistent problem for yourself, your doctor may recommend ditching mascara altogether to eliminate the risk of causing an infection.
Or, your doctor may request that you improve upon your cleansing routine before bedtime – using more natural alternatives or using gentle makeup removers on lashes.