Steps on how to take your makeup off
How do you take your makeup off? It’s all about that cleansing, toning and moisturising technique.
It can become a chore, once you have put your face on and it still looks good by the time you get home, you just don’t want to take it off. You can’t sleep with your makeup on, it’s actually really bad for you. For healthier looking skin, daily routines need to be taken in account and our skin needs time to breathe and rejuvenate at night.
What’s your skincare routine? Morning and night creams are essential, you have to moisturise once you have washed your face. If your skin is drier than most, keep topping up with cream. That daily commute getting you down? It’s about time you thought about how to maintain that skincare regime. The trains can make the skin dry out, so drink plenty of water to quench your thirst so your skin has that vitality. Always have a water bottle on your daily commute and keep refilling throughout the day to maintain a healthier complexion for life.
- Take your makeup off with some makeup wipes. After you have removed it all from the surface, use some cleansing solution to remove any excess if needed. Then step 3 to use creams to moisturise the face and neck.
- You can use a cleansing water such as Garnier micellar water (made up of tiny balls of cleansing oils) equivalent – use with cotton wool – it can be a long process but your skin feels so fresh. Cleansing water solutions dissolve the makeup and purify the skin. It also removes the dirt, unclogs pores, is unperfumed and is all natural based.
- Once you have removed your makeup, you are then allowed to wash your face if you feel that your skin is not feeling refreshed.
- Branch out and find your best creams that suit your skin, we all have different skin types.
- Do exfoliate your face once or twice a week as required (dependent on skin types)
- For spots, make sure you come out the shower to remove them or do a steam cleanse over hot boiling water and a towel over your head. This helps to protect your pores and it is good to remove spots while the pores are open.
- To remove eye makeup with a cotton wool swab with cream is a must because eyes are sensitive and we need to protect them. The skin around the eye is delicate and has to be treated gently with care.
- Use face wash after you have completely taken everything off.
- Exfoliation is the best way, once you have taken all your makeup off, go and wash your face with a vitamin E skin exfoliation solution. This will take any excess dead skin layers off and help to revitalise the skin if necessary.
Don’ts and what can happen?
- Do not wash your face with just water, you can get infections and unhealthy skin when all your make up is not fully off. Constantly rubbing your face with water does not remove makeup in an effective way.
- Do not sleep with your makeup on, you end up with puffy eyes
- Don’t just use wipes, you need more products to take it off. You could end up with spots and unhealthy skin. Your eyes become irritated and your skin feeling less attractive.
- Clogged pores.
- Black heads are becoming a regular performance on your face.
- You can get thin lashes if you don’t remove your makeup regularly.
- Prematurely ageing skin if you don’t take your makeup off on a daily basis.
- If makeup is constantly left on the skin, you can get dry lips and dry skin.
- Possible cysts if makeup is not removed properly.
You want to make your skin young as ever, so don’t fall in this habit! Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise your way through your daily routines!
- Benefit’s eye makeup remover
- Benefit eye night cream
- Garnier Cleansing water
- L’Oreal Cleansing water
- Clinique skincare range
- Olay Day cream
- Olay Night cream