Skincare series: Cleansing makeup 101
One of the most important steps in skincare, the makeup removing process has an essential role in maintaining a healthy, clean and acne free skin.
Removing your makeup shouldn’t stop at taking off what’s visible but rather deeply removing everything and making sure there’s nothing left behind each time you put makeup on.
- The cleansing routine starts in the morning
It’s very important to prepare your skin before applying creams and makeup. A good cleansing routine in the morning helps to get rid of dead skin cells and allergens that may collect on your pillowcase and be transferred to the facial skin throughout the night. To summarize: cleanse, tone, moisturize and then apply makeup.
- Night time cleansing routine
Eyes. Mascara and liner are the hardest to get off but don’t scrub or rub – the skin around the eyes are sensitive and thinner than the rest of the face. Soak 2 cotton pads in preferably oil-based remover to facilitate the process and place them on your eyes for a few seconds. This way you allow your eye makeup to break down and you don’t have to run everything off. Gently wipe them down, then remove what’s left on the lower lashline.
Lips. Take a cotton pad soaked in makeup remover or oil-based makeup remover and massage your lips to get rid of lipstick. This will ensure that your lips stay clean and there’s no leftover product that will further dry your lips.
Skin. To fully remove facial makeup, use a cotton pad soaked in makeup remover and gently wipe it all over your face. Micellar water works great for most skin types, it removes makeup with ease and doesn’t dry the skin or leave any funky film on top.
Use a gel to cleanse your face. Form a thick foam and gently massage your skin, then remove it with lots of water. Gently pat dry your skin with a towel and allow it to fully dry.
- Use a toning lotion
Allow your skin to dry or absorb product between steps. Use a toning lotion after cleansing your skin to close your pores, rebalance your pH and revitalize your skin.
Apply a moisturizer no matter your skin type. For oily skin opt for a water-based cream that absorbs fast. Don’t forget about your eye area and your lips.
‘Till next time,