Sleeping with BB: good or bad idea?
I spotted this question in the forums, beauties, and it’s freaked me out so much I simply had to post on it…
Q: So, this could be an obvious question, but I’m going to ask anyway. Is sleeping with my Garnier BB Cream on just as naughty as sleeping with my foundation on? – Votrebelle
A: Oh my golly goodness, Votrebelle. As a skin care nerd, the mere suggestion of this stresses me out. Obviously, the answer to this is yes. A big whopping YES. Failing to wash off your BB Cream – no matter which brand it is – is bad for your skin. Insanely bad.
Yes, BB Creams (or Blemish Balms) are great. In fact, considering they even out skin tone, offer UV protection, boost skin hydration, conceal minor imperfections and prevent future acne breakouts – which makes way for glowy, healthy skin – they’re actually rather awesome.
This, however, does not mean they will do any good whatsoever for your skin while you sleep. It’s the complete opposite, actually.
Like a foundation or regular tinted moisturiser, BB Creams contain colour pigments, which clog the skin if left on for long periods of time. So sleeping with this product on your mug means breakouts, blocked pores and nasty congestion will most likely result.
And don’t get me started on the fact that these creams contain UV protection. SPFs act like a shield on your face so they can block those pesky UVA and UVB rays, you see, which means your skin will struggle to breathe and regenerate if this product is left on overnight. Not good, huh?
So, the moral of the story is this: Votrebelle (and anyone else who is sneakily contemplating doing this), do not sleep with your BB Cream on your face. That three minutes it takes to cleanse your skin each night are three very important minutes, so do your skin a MASSIVE favour and wash it each night, before applying an eye cream, serum and moisturiser. Do this and you’ll be rewarded with a glowy, radiant and pimple-free complexion.
Do you ever sleep in your make-up, BB Creams or tinted moisturisers?