After a long day, taking off our makeup is the last thing we all feel like doing. Isn’t it? But everyone likes to start their day looking completely fresh. If you wish to wake up with clean and glowing skin, then you absolutely need to take off all your makeup before going to bed. When you take off your makeup at night, you do your skin the ultimate favor. After all, sleeping with makeup on can lead to acne, dry skin and even wrinkles. Moreover, when we talk about the consequences of leaving eye makeup on, it has its own set of problems such as eye irritation, eye infections, broken eyelashes, and styes. Hence, removing your makeup every night is a necessity for skin care.
Your usual everyday cleanser is sufficient to take off blush and foundation. Just massage the cleanser over your face and let it sit for 20 seconds. Do not forget your hairline, under your chin, and around your ears. Take out a wet, white cotton washcloth and wipe the cleanser from the face. You’ll really see that all the makeup is gone. In case your foundation is long-wearing, you can go over your face with remover first.
Liner and mascara are the hardest to get off, but you would not like to scrub as the skin around the eyes is sensitive. Also, the cotton balls leave the fibers behind. So, use a cotton pad instead and either an oil-based remover for waterproof products or dual-phase remover specifically for the eyes. Close your eyes and hold the pre-soaked pads over your lids and lashes for about 10 seconds. This would give the remover enough time to dissolve the product before wiping.
After you are done with removing your eye makeup, take another dry cotton pad to make sure you get rid off any last bits of the product as well as an excess makeup remover. This will help in preventing mascara circles in the morning and improving your makeup application the next day.
Keep in mind that the process of taking off your makeup should be gentle and should never leave your skin irritated or dehydrated. You can use a cleansing oil, which won’t dry out your face. Make use of your fingers and swipe a small amount of oil across your eyebrows, lids, and lips and then massage it lightly all over your face. This will help in softening your skin and loosening the makeup, so you won’t have to rub it like crazy.
Now that you have gently removed all of your makeup and cleansed properly your skin, follow up with a toner, moisturizer, or serums. After all, this, when you’ll wake up in the morning, you’ll be ready to take on the day with squeaky clean skin.