I used to go to sleep every night without washing my mascara off. It was SO BAD. I would use one of those makeup wipes on my face, and take off everything but the mascara - then I'd just wash it off in the shower the next day. In the past year, I started taking care of my skin with legit face products from Rodan + Fields, and got myself into a before-bed routine - that includes washing ALL of my makeup off!
This woman, not so much.
There's a 50-year-old woman named Theresa Lynch in Sydney, Australia who never washed off her mascara before she went to bed. And she did that for 25 years...before she started having some serious pain in her eyes.
When she went to the doctor, they found that the mascara buildup had created a bunch of permanent BLACK LUMPS embedded in her eyelids.
She needed surgery to have the lumps removed...but even though they're gone now, she wound up with scarring on both her eyelids and her corneas that's never going to go away.
And if the doctors hadn't treated it when they did, Theresa eventually would've gone blind.
So, obviously, Theresa says she REALLY regrets never washing off her makeup. Quote, "I'd fallen into a bad habit. I should never have let it get this far."
Now, I'm not going to post the photos. I have issues with eyeball stuff, and I don't even want to look at them myself. But if you WANT to see the pics, go here --> DAILY MAIL.