You Only Use the Wipes or You Go Straight To Cleansing
Although you deserve a big pat on the back for using removal wipes, that is simply not enough. Makeup removal wipes are meant to take away the bulk of the makeup, but they are not completely cleaning your face. You have to follow up with a cleanser to get rid of any residue that the wipes missed and also to give the skin a little boost. Similarly, it is not advisable to skip the wipes and go straight into using a cleanser. Begin by using the makeup remover wipes to pre-cleanse your face. And then follow up with a cleanser for better results. You’re unkind to the eye area.
In a rush to be “done with it”, you are often guilty of furiously rubbing the sensitive eye area so as to get rid of the stubborn makeup there. Stop this immediately. The pressure you exert by rubbing makes that part of your skin irritated and worn. You’re speeding up the ageing process to make matters worse! Instead, practice patience and allow the prescribed moisture pads to soak in slowly, after gently placing them against your eye. Hold them for at least 20 seconds. This activity breaks down the makeup, even the stubborn kind.
You Leave Makeup on Overnight
You don’t need us to tell you that this practice clogs up your pores and leads to avoidable skin issues, breakouts and in the long term, acne. It may cost you a few minutes of sleep, but it’s a lifetime of healthy skin.
Natural Makeup Removers
Hang on beauty! You don’t have to quit on your favourite glow-up foundation simply because finding classic removers has become a chore. Scoot into the oil aisle and rustle up natural makeup removers in minutes. Just remember that the skin does well with consistency so the fewer products you use, the easier it will be for you to figure out what works and what needs the boot. Try these options:
Jojoba Oil & Vitamin E
Similar to grape seed oil, jojoba is as close to the oil naturally produced by our bodies as it gets. It additionally has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities, meaning that while it removes makeup on your skin, you will be getting a bonus of extra moisture. To make a remover, just add an equal portion of Vitamin E, which will bring in the antioxidants and get to work.
Honey with Baking Soda
Take raw honey, add a little baking soda and a few drops of oil of your choice and make a paste. Apply using a warm face cloth and let your skin benefit from the crucial vitamins and exfoliation that is taking place. Coconut oil is an organic favourite for all things skin because it removes makeup very quickly, without having to forcefully rub it in.