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7 Bad Habits That Accentuate Wrinkles


2. Sleeping Without Washing Off Make-up

The odd night of sleeping in your make-up won’t do permanent damage to your skin, according to dermatologist, Dr. Eric Schweiger, the founder of New York’s Clear Clinic. However, if you consistently party and go to bed in full make-up, your face basically becomes a petri dish for free radical exposure.

Dr. Schweiger says that cosmetics holds on to all of the environmental pollutants our faces are exposed to throughout the day. The pores can become blocked with make-up, and likewise collect and store free radicals, resulting in collagen breakdown and the early development of fine lines. This is why cleansing and moisturizing before bed (and again in the morning) will keep skin young and healthy looking.

 

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