Taking off your makeup every night is a must for your skin. After a long day or a night out with the girls, you should take your makeup off before bed. Sleeping with your makeup can cause dry skin, acne, wrinkles, eye infections, stye, broken lashes, and vibration. It does not have to be a lengthy process. I’ve put together 5 easy steps to take off your makeup before bed. You’ll be ready for your beauty sleep in no time.
The 5 easy steps to take off your makeup
Who doesn’t love to look all dolled up? Sadly, whether your makeup was a simple everyday look or for an occasion, it has to come off at the end of the day- or night. It sometimes feels like a shame to waste all that right makeup and finesse, especially if your makeup is still intact at the end of the day, but nothing lasts forever. Don’t worry, there’ll be plenty more days for you to showcase your makeup skills and look great, but for now, I’ll be telling you the right ways to take off your makeup.
It is not enough to use a disposable tissue to take off most of the product, then wash with soap and water. You need to put in some extra effort, or else you’d go to bed with makeup lodged deep in your skin. As mentioned earlier, having makeup particles deep in your skin can lead to various skin issues like acne, pimples, blackheads, etc. Now, we wouldn’t want you to experience breakouts, would we? Also, if you’re prone to any of the skin problems mentioned earlier, or you notice that you have breakouts just after you’ve had makeup on, then you’re probably not taking off all the makeup from your face.
It will only take you a few minutes to follow these 5 easy steps to take off your makeup and wake up with a fresh start.
1. Avoid baby wipes: It’s easy, fast, and affordable but is it the right way to take makeup? It may be gentle on the skin, but it does not contain the necessary ingredients to break down stubborn makeup. Our face has some oil build-up, and some other impurities picked up in the atmosphere while we were having a blast. Baby wipes aren’t good enough to get rid of all these build-up and impurities on the face.
For someone with sensitive skin like mine, baby wipes give me severe breakouts and reactions. So, this is a no, no. Makeup removers are a much better choice. They are specially formulated to get rid of those impurities on your face. The best part, they come packed with beautiful ingredients that are good for your skin.
2. Use cleansers: For that profound cleansing effect, using a cleanser is best. A double cleanse helps to remove most, if not all, the products from your skin. Massage the cleanser on your face and wait for a few seconds. After this, rinse off with water at room temperature and pat your face dry with a clean paper towel. If you used a long-lasting foundation, apply a remover first.
3. Go natural with any good cleansing oil: Always use a water-based or oil-based cleanser because it wouldn’t dry out the skin on your face. Avoid coconut oil because I’ve heard a lot of people say it makes them breakout. My research has shown that Almont oil or squalene oil is almost better than coconut oil. Use a square cotton pad to apply some of the products on your face, and rub in circular motions to get as much makeup products off. It’s way better than the balls, which can be rough sometimes. Don’t scrub your face with the pad. This act can aggravate your skin and cause redness or puffiness.
4. Use an oil-based makeup remover: To remove long-lasting matte lipstick, you will need an oil-based makeup remover. It is more effective and helps to breakdown the product, making it easy for you to wipe off. it also ensures your lips are protected and prevents you from hurting yourself. Don’t forget to moisturize your lips before going to bed!
5. Use an oil-based cleanser or micellar water: First, take off your false lashes- if you have any on. Micellar water breaks down makeup like magic! Make sure it doesn’t get into your eyes. This brand has one that I trust. If you wear waterproof mascara and liner or very stubborn eye color shades, use an oil-based cleanser. Don’t scrub your eyes to avoid irritating them. Be gentle and go over your eyes as many times as possible with clean cotton swabs until you are sure there is no more product left.
These 5 easy steps to take off your makeup will ensure that your night time skincare routine is effective. All the products you will be applying will sink in properly into your skin and work their magic. So tell me, which of the 5 easy steps to take off your makeup is your favorite. Mine has to be cleansing. Let me know in the comment section.
I hope you found these tips useful.