There are always some days when you are too tired to cleanse your face and remove your makeup. However, once you crash into bed, the idea of your makeup seeping into your skin overnight seems dreadful that you eventually get up for the task. Removing your makeup doesn’t have to take hours though but that is if you know the right thing to do. However, it is one of the most crucial steps in a nighttime skincare routine for good skin health.
Hence, take out your notebooks and jot down these amazing tips for the next time you feel lazy about removing your make-up. But first, let’s discuss why removing makeup at night is important and why you always need to do it.
Why remove your makeup?
The more you start falling into this pattern of not removing your make-up at night, the worse your skin can get. Even leaving it on for just one night can cause quite a bit of damage. Here’s what happens:
- Heavy foundations and concealers on your skin all day, trap bacteria and don’t allow for the skin renewal process overnight creating blocked pores, wrinkles, and breakouts.
- Wearing drying lip products throughout the night like thick, matte lipsticks can lead to dry and chapped lips.
- Mascara that is left on all night is dangerous! You run the risk of eye infection from clogged follicles. It can also cause your lashes to become more brittle and break more easily.
Now that you are motivated to remove your makeup every night. Here is what you need to do.
Do: Use Cleansing Water
Micellar water/cleansing water is a great way to remove your make-up. However, care must be taken once you rub the cotton pad onto your skin. Make sure to soak the cotton completely so that it isn’t dry, or else excessive rubbing and friction can damage the skin instead of cleaning it.
Don’t: Use Makeup Wipes
Sorry to break it to you, but makeup wipes do not cleanse your skin. Wipes swirl around your makeup on your skin without completely removing it from your pores, which is crucial in removing makeup since not cleansing enough can block your pores and result in breakouts.
Do: Double Cleanse
Double cleansing is the most efficient and quick method to remove even the most stubborn make-up. You can use oil cleansers as a first step and your regular cleanser as a second for double-cleansing. However, you can also use your regular cleanser for both steps if you are not wearing heavy or waterproof makeup.
Don’t: Use Toners
Alcoholic toners and astringents are outdated. If you think that removing your makeup with toner is a good idea, think again. Toners are never meant to remove your makeup. Not to mention that an alcohol-based toner or an astringent can leave your skin dry and damaged.
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