As tempting as it may be to hop into bed without removing your makeup, this won’t do your skin any favors. Sleeping with your makeup on will clog your pores and leave your skin susceptible to irritation. The process of removing your makeup is just as important as putting it on and you won’t achieve it with a single wipe. If you’re serious about not irritating your skin, here are some tips on how to remove your makeup.
The first thing is to always buy the best eyelash extensions. Lilac St, Sweed, Vavalash and Mac are known to offer the best product in this category. If you don’t remove lash extensions in the right way, you could damage your natural lashes. Your local beauty expert or some video online will give you some tips to remove lash extensions. Steam is essential as it breaks down the glue molecules and loosens the eyelash extension bonds holding the extensions to the natural lash. Using steam ensures a pain-free removal process but you need to use the steam for about 10-15 minutes to make it effective.
Another tip is to apply warm oil to the lashes and lash line. Dip a cotton pad into the warm oil, close the eye, and gently hold the pad over the lash line for two to three minutes. The last step is to comb through the eyelashes with a lash wand and they should slip off easily.
Micellar water is best to remove makeup from sensitive areas. Always remove eye makeup with a cotton pad rather than a wipe. Dab micellar water on the pad and apply it over the eye and lashes, allowing it to sit for a while. This helps to dissolve the makeup products. Use a separate pad for each eye so as not to spread infection.
Never rub back and forth when removing eye makeup, as this will irritate the eyes. After you apply the pads, wash with a good cleanser and moisturize. Using an oil-soaked Q-tip can help you gently remove any remaining traces of eye makeup and prevent you from getting itchy eyes.
Long-wear, waterproof foundation
An oil-based cleanser is usually best to thoroughly break down a waterproof foundation. Cleanse the surface with a cotton pad and makeup remover. Now use the cleanser to deep clean the pores and remove non-visible makeup. Massage it into the skin. Make sure you include the ears and folds near the nose, taking it up to the hairline. Let it stay on the skin for about a minute to ensure it works properly.
Removing lipstick can damage your lips if you don’t do it correctly. Liquid lipsticks will often dry out your lips. You don’t want to tug at your lips or scrub them to get lipstick off. If you apply cleansing oil to your lips and massage it in, your lipstick will slide right off. Smoothing on a lip balm straight afterward will help to keep your lips moisturized.
If your lips are heavily painted, soaking a cotton pad in micellar water and pressing it against the lips for a minute will help. With a new soaked pad, wipe off the excess lipstick.
Don’t use products unsuited to your skin
Your facial skin is the most delicate skin on your body and gentle formulas that are non-aggressive and work with the pH balance of your skin will work best. Using the wrong products can give you an allergic reaction which makes your skin look red and inflamed. Try not to use a makeup remover with a formula or ingredients that don’t agree with your skin type.
A makeup remover that isn’t too harsh will successfully remove makeup without making existing conditions flare-up or causing new issues. Cleansing creams, gels, or micellar water are your best allies when it comes to cleansing. Many dermatologists and makeup artists recommend micellar water for all kinds of skin types because it draws out impurities without drying out the skin.
Makeup removers come in many forms and the one that suits you best will depend on your skin type, how much makeup you wear, and other factors. If you don’t wear a lot of makeup, you can probably go for a fairly light and gentle makeup remover but if you wear long-lasting foundation, waterproof mascara, and matte liquid lipstick, you will need a more heavy-duty remover.