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Writer Anna Purgslove of The mail Online carried out a month long experiment in which she applied make up as normal but never took it off.

A month later after using a 3D camera every pore, wrinkle and patch on Anna's face was examined and behold the layers of makeup had caused drastic changes to the quality of her skin.

Experts said her skin had aged by 10 years in just a month. She was worried if this change was reversible. After consulting a cosmetic dermatologist, she was told that any meaningful damage hadn't been done in four weeks but noted that long-term avoidance of cleansing while continuing to wear make-up could be detrimental to her skin in the long-run.

What make up can do?

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1. Makeup can clog the pores while you sleep, resulting in the development of acne.

2. It can result in unnecessary exposure to free radicals in the environment, which the makeup holds on to, these free radicals cause the breakdown of healthy collagen, which results in fine lines on the skin hence wrinkles and then premature aging.

3. Sleeping in any kind of makeup can cause some degree of damage to your complexion.

4. Mascara and eyeliner can be rubbed by your pillow and end up in your eyes, which can lead to significant eye irritation.

Now that you've read why you should not sleep with make-up, why don't you come back next week to find out how to remove make up and our top brand recommendations?

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