How to Remove your Makeup Properly
A year ago
Everyone wants to start the day feeling refreshed, waking up with clean and glowing skin. But to achieve that, you need to take off all your makeup first. Doing so at night is better because sleeping with your makeup still on will often lead to dry, acne-covered skin, whilst it also doesn’t do any favours for steering clear of wrinkles as collagen is more likely to break down. Keeping your eye makeup on provides its own set of problems, including infection, irritation and broken lashes. It’s imperative for skin care to remove your makeup every night. In this blog we’ll tell you how to remove makeup properly so you can do it like a pro!
Tips on how to remove makeup
Use a cleanser to break down makeup: The daily cleanser you’re using should be enough to take off foundation and blush. Massage the cleanser over your face and let it sit for 15 seconds, and make sure you include your hairline, under your chin and the area around your ears too. Next, wipe those areas with a wet, white cotton washcloth, so you can tell if all the makeup has gone. If it’s not all gone, keep gently scrubbing until more foundation and blush stops coming off.
Be gentle with your skin: When taking off your makeup, the process should be quite slow to make sure you don’t leave your skin feeling dehydrated or irritated. Cleansing oil is good to use because it won’t dry your face out. Use your fingers to swipe a small amount of oil across your eyelids, eyebrows and lips, and then lightly massage it all over your face. This helps to soften the skin and loosen the makeup, meaning you don’t have to rub it excessively. Then use a flat, cotton square pad and pour a small amount of cleansing oil on it and go over the same spot again.
Use steam: Steam your face by filling up a bowl with hot water and hovering your face over it for 1 to 2 minutes. This will loosen pores in your face and make it more accessible for the cleaner to get deeper into the skin to remove debris and makeup.
Keep your eyes on your eyes: Eye makeup such as mascara and liner are the hardest to get off, though you shouldn’t scrub as the skin around your eyes is sensitive. Use a cotton pad and either an oil-based or dual-phase remover especially for eyes. Close your eyes and hold them over your eyelids and lashes for around ten seconds to provide enough time to dissolve the product before wiping away.
Remove excess oil: Once you’ve got rid of your eye makeup, use a cotton pad to remove any additional bits of the product and excess makeup remover. This will help prevent mascara circles in the morning and enhance your makeup application the following day too. You don’t want to wake up with panda eyes!Oil-Based Makeup Remover Best for Removing Lipstick: Use a cotton pad soaked in liquid or makeup remover to take off most lipsticks.