My husband can’t see me without makeup!
More women are sleeping with makeup out of fear that their husbands will find them unattractive in the morning.
My fair lady
More women shriek at the thought of having new partners see them barefaced. To avoid having their husbands witness their true countenance, layers of foundation and eye shadow are slapped onto their faces, while fake lashes are stuck on tight every single night before going to bed.
This is all done so that they can look young and pretty during the night, first thing in the morning, and throughout the day. Ironically, appearing without makeup makes some women feel more vulnerable than donning their birthday suits!
Daily Mail recently reported that one in four women in the UK refuse to go without makeup, even and especially while sleeping. In order to look their best for their partners, women go to bed with a full face of makeup so that they don't look repulsive in the morning. Ridiculous? It’s only self-conscious.
Out of the 1,500 British women interviewed, 95 per cent of those who were actively wearing makeup to bed admitted to keeping it a secret. Besides the need to look pretty in the morning, they also reasoned that their partners look just as good in the morning as when they went to bed.
The pressure to look good for their partners is causing women to be increasingly self-conscious. Despite admitting to the negative effects on their skin, women are still insistent on wearing a full face of makeup round the clock.
Most women are aware that their skin health is at stake when applying makeup around the clock. And yet, vanity outweighs the emergence of clogged pores, blackheads, breakouts and acne. Moreover, many women who insist on sleeping with makeup on admitted that their beauty regime does affect their good night’s rest.
Apart from acne, A Huffington Post article also affirmed that sleeping with makeup would lead to premature aging. According to Dr Erin Gilbert, wearing makeup for long periods of time stresses your skin.
Not giving your skin a recovery period causes collagen breakdown, resulting in fine lines and wearing of the skin. A woman wearing foundation for long periods of time will look drastically different because foundation will cause skin to appear duller.
Significant eye irritation may also be a result of wearing mascara and eyeliners to bed. Prolonged irritation may cause severe eye inflammation and infection.
Women on other women
We interviewed two married women, Jiarong and Melissa, and asked them what they thought about relying heavily on a full makeup regime. We asked them whether they wore makeup to bed and what they thought about women who cannot go without makeup.
"I don’t wear makeup as long as I am at home. I want my husband to know who I really am; if he runs away after seeing my real face, he would not be the man I could ever be with. As for other women, I suppose they cannot go without makeup for various reasons. I do however think we ought to wear nice lingerie and light makeup on special nights, just to spice things up."
"I actually don’t wear make up on regular days. And I think it is silly to wear makeup to sleep because you would leave makeup stains on your linens. And if I were to be wearing makeup throughout the day, I would give him a scare if he sees me showering.
"Besides, I think wearing makeup at home is a hassle and there are other ways I could impress him. I personally don’t know other women who cannot go without makeup in bed. I think they are overly superficial and vain since makeup is not natural."
Do you prefer to keep makeup on or off? Tell us! We'd love to hear from you! Watch this video on how this girl looks without makeup