Did you know there was a right and wrong way to properly remove your makeup? At one point, I didn’t either. Keep reading to see the easy, 2 step process so you can learn how to remove makeup properly.
How To Remove Makeup – Step 1
This is the step that I was doing, and you probably are too. Actually removing your makeup. You can use a foam cleanser, liquid/gel cleanser, or a makeup remover wipe. I personally do not like feeling any residue, so I only use a wipe when I am super tired and want to get to bed in a hurry.
Make sure if you are using a face cleanser that the cleanser is good for removing makeup. Also if you wear waterproof eyeliner or mascara, you might have to use an eye makeup remover with cotton swabs to get all that black off of your eyes (so you don’t look like a raccoon in the morning, LOL). One of my favorites is Sephora Eye Makeup Remover.
How To Remove Makeup – Step 2
Actually wash your face. If you think about it, when you wash your face daily, you are washing away the impurities from the environment off of you skin. You are also getting your pores cleaned out and prepping your skin for moisturizer. When you wear makeup you have extra to clean: all of those impurities, AND removing the makeup. If you don’t clean your pores properly before applying moisturizer, you could in fact be clogging your pores a little bit.
The easiest way to do this is to #1 lather up the cleanser of your choice, wash your face and rinse. Then #2 do the exact same thing again. If you really want to make sure you are not leaving any makeup residue behind: you can #1 remove makeup with a makeup remover, then #2 wash your face with your favorite cleanser. If you are interested in a makeup remover, Clinique Take The Day Off™ Cleansing Balm is hands down my favorite.
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