Removing makeup should be the last thing you do before hitting the sheets, that is, if you remember to do it at all.
But actually, removing makeup is not just a matter of swiping it all off. There are simple rules to be followed to make sure that you get all the makeup removed. Following these steps could make all the difference to your skin’s health.
- Make it a habit to remove your makeup.
Never ever skip removing your makeup at night. It doesn’t matter if you’re tired of only have little makeup on. Skin regenerates itself at night but if your pores are blocked up with makeup, then your skin can’t do its job well. Leaving your makeup on overnight – especially if it has become a habit – will make you prone to breakouts and other skin imperfections.
- Wipes are not enough.
Makeup wipes may seem like a quick and easy way to remove you makeup but they don’t do a very thorough job. Makeup wipes don’t cleanse your skin completely; they only remove the top layer of your makeup. Although they are good to use for the first step of removing makeup, you will still need to cleanse after that.
- Tie your hair back.
Put your hair up in a pony tail or a hair bun before removing your makeup. This will not only keep gunk off your hair, but will also allow you to remove your makeup up to the hair line.
- Wipe off your mascara in the right direction.
To prevent breaking your lashes and pulling some of them out, you have to be careful when removing mascara. Gently remove mascara with your eyes closed by wiping them in the direction that they grow.
- Remove your lipstick first of all.
Your lips should be the first thing that you clean up and not the last, because some of it will definitely get smeared on your face. All smears will get removed later with the rest of your makeup.
- Take your time when removing eye makeup.
Did you know that the skin around your eyes is the most delicate part of your face? If you are not careful in removing your eye makeup, you might bruise your skin and irritate your eyes. Don’t rub your eyes to remove makeup. Instead, soak a cotton pad in eye makeup remover and leave on the pad to sit with your eyes closed for a few moments before wiping off.
- Use cotton pads, not cotton balls.
Cotton ball fibres can be harsh on the skin if you rub hard with them. Not only that, but some of these fibres can get left behind on your skin and get into your eyes. Cotton pads, on the other hand, don’t leave stray fibres behind on the skin.
- You are not using wipes at all
I already mentioned that wipes can’t do a proper job of removing makeup on its own, nor can a facial cleanser. But I would recommend using a wipe first to take off the surface layers of your makeup, and then a cleanser for a deep and thorough cleaning. Using a cleanser alone, will only be shifting the makeup around on your face and pressing it deeper into your pores.
- Always double cleanse.
To make sure that your pores are completely makeup free, remove your makeup and cleanse the face once, then wash and cleanse your face again. Not only will this make your skin super-clean, but it will also promote good blood circulation.
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