Sleeping in My Makeup Makes My Skin Better… Let Me Explain

Yes, it’s true; occasionally I sleep in my makeup—on purpose. (Gasp! The horror!) But I only do it when I have a breakout. Which may sound counterintuitive (okay, it is counterintuitive), but hear me out. I’ve tried every zit-zapping gel, cream, and drying treatment out there, but nothing ever works for me. The only effective way I know how to get rid of a pimple is to extract it. Sleeping in my makeup helps draw the infection up to the surface, making extraction quick and easy. For whatever reason, a day’s worth of face makeup does the trick better than salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, tea-tree oil, the list goes on. There is one caveat: This won’t work on cystic pimples. So occasionally I wake up to the fun discovery that my quick fix failed.

Sure, this goes against a lot of the skincare commandments the experts have impressed upon us all. But when it comes to pimples, all bets are off, and I say do what works. However, I realize my methods are a bit unorthodox, so I turned to the pros to weigh on my sleeping-in-makeup-to-bust-blemishes approach.

Keep reading to find out what they had to say!

Do you have any unusual blemish-busting techniques? Share what works for you in the comments below!