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Why is it important to remove my makeup before I go to sleep?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Keeping makeup on stretches your pores, which makes the face appear older and allows for more areas to gather bacteria. In this video, Dr. Oz demonstrates what makeup can do to your face and why you’ll want to wash your face each night.
You need to remove all your makeup before you go to sleep, so that your skin can breathe and repair itself. In this video, dermatologist Rosemarie Ingleton, MD, explains how acne can result if you don't remove your makeup before bed.

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