I love makeup as much as you do, and therefore when I first heard that makeup detox is a thing, I immediately dissed it as something that’s clearly not for me. But turns out that I was wrong, and our skin, does, in fact, need a makeup detox every once in a while.

The layers of makeup leave the skin with no room to breathe. Lash fall out, itchy skin and bouts of acne are signs of that. Want more reasons to take up a makeup detox? Here are 5 that will compel you to go makeup-free every now and then:

 

Allows your skin to breathe

Allows your skin to breathe

Have you noticed your skin breakout slightly more when you wear makeup for longer than usual? If you wear a full coverage foundation, chances are that it ends up clogging and suffocating your pores. A week without makeup allows your skin to breathe, rejuvenate and cleanse itself.

 

You will notice fewer breakouts

You will notice fewer breakouts

This is in sync with the previous point. When you give yourself a makeup detox your pores sort of shrink, ensuring that lesser dirt and grime settles in there. This means your skin will feel a lot cleaner, preventing breakouts and other problems.

 

Your skin will feel less dry

Your skin will feel less dry

Believe it or not, wearing makeup for long hours dries out your skin. This is because the chemicals in the makeup cling to your skin, making it prone to dryness and flaking. Yes, prepping your skin with moisturiser definitely helps your makeup look better, but letting your skin be free of makeup for at least two days in a row will majorly up the hydration levels of your skin.

 

Can break off your lashes

Can break off your lashes

Mascara is one product you should not wear every single day no matter what. This is because overuse of mascara can dry out your lashes and makes them fall out. Giving your lashes a break from mascara is a great way to strengthen them and prevent them from the agony of daily application and removal.

 

Improves your overall skin tone

Improves your overall skin tone

Did you know, taking as little as two days off from makeup will tremendously improve the look and feel of your skin? You already know that makeup clogs pores and this leads to your skin looking dull and lacklustre. If you want to prevent your skin from looking blotchy and dehydrated, we suggest you take a makeup detox RN!