Removing your makeup before you go to sleep is a must.

But after a long day at work, a night out on the town or helping your kids with their homework, it’s tempting to just skip this step.

Studies have shown that sleeping with makeup on can block your pores or cause breakouts of acne and blackheads, Bustle reports.

It can also contribute to the appearance of dark circles under the eyes and leave you with a dull-looking complexion. In addition, it can break down the natural collagen in your skin which can lead to rashes and skin irritation.

So going to bed makeup-free is in your skin’s best interest. Here are three time-saving tips when it comes to removing your makeup.

1. Makeup remover wipes

These wipes can clean your face and remove your makeup with a swipe. Make sure to use wipes that hydrate your skin, Style Craze reports. It’ll leave you with fresh and healthy-looking skin.

2. Cleansing oil

Cleansing oil is great for dry skin types. It’s nourishing and not as harsh as other makeup removers. It even works well for oily skin because it removes sebum (an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands) while maintaining the skin’s natural moisture.

3. Micellar water

Cleansing water is a great alternative for effective makeup removal as it also cleanses your face, Elle reports.

The water is infused with hydrating ingredients as well as a mixture of compounds that breaks down oils. It attracts and removes all the dirt that’s on the surface of the skin leaving it cleansed and refreshed.

And don’t forget to moisturise! Do this every time after you’ve removed your make-up – whether you’ve done a proper face wash or took a shortcut. It’ll leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated.

Sources: Bustle, Style Craze, Elle