When it comes to makeup, the removal process is just as important as the application process. As I’ve said before, if the skin underneath the makeup isn’t healthy it will show through the makeup.
Over the past few years I’ve gotten a skincare routine that has truly improved my skins skin’s health and appearance. And all of it revolves around having a clean face every night before my head hits the pillow.
I used to use one makeup wipe to get the surface layer of makeup off my face and that was it. I never washed my face or used moisturizer. It wasn’t because I didn’t care, but because of the fact that I was unaware of the importance to get every last bit of makeup off of your skin.
The older I got the more my skin began to noticeably show the signs of neglect. It felt like acne began to take over my face. Dry patches around my nose and cheeks became flakey, and makeup began to look cakey on my skin daily.
I wanted to share my techniques and tips about removing makeup and all of the different ways it can be done. Some people prefer different methods. Some hate the feeling that makeup remover wipes leave on their skin and some find makeup removing oils too harsh, so I wanted to list a few different ways I have found effective.
So, today we are going to go over all the different ways to remove your makeup!
Makeup Removing Wipes
The most commonly known and used method to removing all makeup from your skin are wipes. It is the easiest, for sure. It’s a clean and simple way to get all of the product off of your skin. There are all different types of wipes for all different skin types.
But sometimes these wipes can leave behind traces of makeup that cling to your skin and fill in your pores. They can also leave behind a residue that isn’t good to just sit on the face. It’s always a good idea to wash your face after removing your makeup, especially if the process leaves anything left on the skin.
Makeup Removing Oils & Lotions
While I find these methods works the best, they are definitely the most messy processes. I take one-to-two pumps in my hands rubbing them together and then in circular motions rubbing it over my skin. It breaks down the makeup on my skin removing every last bit of it. After you rub the product over your skin, you can wash off the product with water and all traces of makeup should be gone. These never leave residue on my skin.
Micellar Water Makeup Remover
This product has become very popular over the past few months, and for a good reason.It is a very easy and effective way to remove your makeup. While I find it removes my makeup, especially eyeliner & mascara, very well, I do find myself feeling the same feeling as I do with the wipes, a residue left on the skin and some makeup, like foundation, still clinging to the skin.
Makeup Removing Towels
This product is something I’d never heard of before a few months ago. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it out. It claims you don’t have to use any additional product other than water. No cleanser, no makeup remover, I was skeptical that it would work and with low expectations I was blown away!
It removed my makeup quick and easy, but I did notice I had to go over my skin a little bit more than with other products to make sure every bit of makeup was removed. I didn’t feel any residue on my skin and it didn’t feel especially dry afterwards.
I really hope that more brands come out with these towels! It was by far the cleanest and easiest method of removing makeup. Once the towel is dirty you just throw it in the washer and it’s good as new.
Even with products you don’t feel a physical residue with, you still should always wash your face following the removal of makeup. Using an exfoliating face wash will help remove any leftover dirt, oils or makeup and also get rid of any dead skin on the face. I follow up with an acne wash just to prevent any pop up problem areas.
I’ll have the occasional breakout from time to time, but, by following this routine consistently my skin stays fresh and healthy.
P.S Drinking water will always help your skin look and feel better!
I hope you all found this post helpful! Let me know what your favorite type of makeup removal is in the comments!
Until next time,
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