Can you hear that? It’s your skin crying out under the strain of all the party makeup, wine and late nights. While it’s fun to get back out and wear our full faces, it can wreak havoc on your skin.
The best way to prevent that? TAKE OFF YOUR MAKEUP. We repeat, TAKE OFF YOUR MAKEUP! Nothing could be worse for your skin than sleeping under layers of foundation, soaking into your pores ready to cause trouble. So to make sure your skin is clean, refreshed and maintained, here is our ultimate guide to removing makeup.
Start with lips and eyes
Whether it was a smokey eye or a statement red lip, these features are likely to have the most makeup on so it’s best to start there. If you start with your face, you’re only going to end up smudging mascara all over your freshly cleansed skin, so always start with the heaviest makeup.
Unless you’ve got a super strength lip tint, lipsticks and glosses are easy enough to slick off with some makeup remover on a cotton wool pad or a makeup wipe. These can be quite drying so remember to hydrate your lips with a good balm at the end of your routine.
Eyes are trickier. We’ve all got that one mascara that is beyond waterproof, or the one glittery shadow that clings on for dear life. The best bet for removing makeup that won’t budge is an oil-based makeup remover, this will break down the product and let you wipe it away easier without rubbing your eyes too harshly. Otherwise, for mascara, a lot of brands like Eyeko and Benefit, make their own remover specific to their products. Purchasing a remover with your mascara is a great idea as you know you’re getting the formula you need, making the process way easier. If you’re still struggling, put plenty of makeup remover on a cotton pad and hold them onto your eyes for a little while to soak, some products might just need a little longer to soften.
If the next morning you find your eyes feel tight or dry, put on an eye-mask while you sip your morning coffee. This will help soothe and refresh them after carrying so much weight the night before.