Okay, let me set the scene for you. It’s a Friday night and you’re out with the girls. You are dressed to the nines and your makeup looks fab. You dance the night away until the last Katy Perry and Ke$ha song has been played and the DJ goes home. You safely get home, kick off your Louboutins and head for the bed. Then you realize”””Damn! I forgot to take my makeup off!” Have no fear, glamouristas”¦ Sassy is here.
Long ago a friend of mine told me that for every night you sleep in your makeup, your face ages five days faster. Thinking back to my clubbing days in the 80s, I’m surprised I do’t look like Betty White by now. Thankfully, I was blessed and spared the horrors of premature aging, and I learned the whats and what nots before the damage was too bad to reverse. Now, I’m faithful to wash my face every night before I go to sleep. All because as I once learned: “Your pillowcase is not a wash cloth.”
So is there anything you can do when your feet are sore, you’re exhausted, you can barely keep your eyes open a second more, and all you want to do is hit the bed? Absolutely. The skin care industry has given us some great products that we can even leave next to the bed if we want to really wait till the last minute to take off your party face and tend to your skin. What are some of these great “lazy” skin care options? Read and learn, people:
Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towelettes ““
Yes, I am a big fan of the “Yes To” brand and even though I’ve gushed over the Yes To Blueberry cleanser for my slightly dry skin, I decided to give the Yes To Cucumbers a little love as well. These soft towelettes gently remove dirt, sweat and makeup without the need to rinse. They even remove eye makeup as well. Packed with green superfoods these all-natural, biodegradable towelettes naturally exfoliate, detoxify, and rejuvenate all-in-one. Go from zero to clean in seconds! Also the winner of Allure Best of Beauty: Natural Wonders 2011 (30 wipes for $5.99)
L’Oreal Advanced Revitalift Cleansing Towelettes ““
This towelette is packed with Vitamin C to keep your skin looking young as well as RevitaLift moisturizers keep your skin moist and hydrated. These wipes remove all traces of impurities (including eye makeup) to help cleanse your way towards younger-looking, revitalized skin! It gently exfoliates skin dead cells while enhancing your ski’s smoothness and radiance. It’s non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and is perfect for all skin types (especially those with a little “age”). Just wipe and done–no need to rinse. (30 towelettes for $6.99)
Ponds Wet Cleansing Towelettes Evening Soothe with Chamomile & White Tea ““
This is the perfect towelette to use right before bed! Infused with chamomile and white tea, Pond’s Evening Soothe wipes lifts away impurities while soothing the senses. It even removes waterproof mascara which is a major plus. The soft, textured cloth works gently, without drying skin, to cleanse and exfoliate. Ideal for all skin types, it is the perfect end to the day. Dermatologist & ophthalmologist tested so it is safe for contact lens wearers. (30 towelettes for $5.99)
Lumene Sensitive Touch Cleansing Wipes ““
I’ve always been a fan of Lumen’s Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover. In fact, even after trying others, it is the one I always come back to. When I saw that they make a cleansing wipe, I was intrigued. Great for all skin types, not only is it for removing waterproof eye makeup but it is also designed to remove all face makeup as well. It is alcohol-free, colorant-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, paraffinoil-free, and silicone free. Yeah, you could say they are pretty free”¦ heck, even the price is extremely inexpensive! (10 wipes for $2.99)
Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads ““
If you fell into bed and just forgot to take off your eye makeup, this might be something to keep by the bed. These 100% fragrance free, hypoallergenic pads gently remove all types of eye makeup. There is no greasy residue and wipes clean. Ophthalmologist tested so they are safe for contact lens wearers. Even if you have the sink to take off your regular makeup, these are perfect for just “grab and go” to get the eye makeup off quick and easy too–no bottles and cotton balls needed! (120 pads for $7.99)
Remember, leaving layers of makeup on your face at bedtime is the worst thing in the world you can do for your skin. Between irritating your face, clogging your pores, drying out your skin and risking infections on both your face and eyes, it is just wrong. Plus speeding up an aging process that is already against the clock does’t help either. Get that makeup off EVERY night no matter what the circumstances are”¦ and keep your face looking as young as possible for as long as possible!!