We know there are days when you come home late and tired and you just want to go to bed or watch a series. Or, you’ve just had a long day and instead of removing your makeup properly, you wash your face with water and whatever soap you have on hand, or you just don’t. Lazy to clean your face from makeup after a day’s activities can have a negative impact on the health of your facial skin. The mildest effect is stubborn acne which of course degrades your appearance significantly.
This is a mistake! Going to bed with all your makeup on is not an option. Having a routine to remove makeup at the end of the day is necessary to prevent premature aging, bags under the eyes, blackheads and facial redness.
Tip # 1: Remove make-up from the eyes first. Use a product that allows you to remove the shadows and mascara in a gentle but effective way to avoid irritating this delicate area of the face.
Moisten a cotton pad (one for each eye) with makeup remover. Place it on the closed eye, on the lashes, for a few seconds and then gently slide upwards to avoid damaging them and to achieve that the mascara is completely removed from the roots. If you want something more practical but still effective, it is highly recommended to use a makeup remover cloth. The cloth can remove most of the makeup on your face very effectively. In addition, it is very safe because the texture is soft, so it will not “damage your face.”
Tip # 2: Play with the water temperature. Even if you remove makeup with micellar waters or biphasic makeup removers, you should make sure to clean thoroughly after removing your makeup. Using lukewarm water can help remove any remaining oil on your face and optimize the results of the cleanser you use. Once you have finished cleaning, rinse your face with cold water, this helps revitalize the skin and activate circulation.
Tip # 3: Don’t skip steps. Once you have your face clean, what next? A moisturizer? If you answered yes, you are making a mistake. Remember that after cleansing you should apply a toner to revitalize and rebalance the pH of your skin.
Tip # 4: Use a product that works to remove make-up from the entire face. Normally it is recommended to use a specific makeup remover for each area because makeup has different textures: waterproof, oil-based, among others. Again, if you want to do it more practically, a blotting paper can really help you. It can absorb almost all the oil your makeup produces.
Tip # 5: Use a waterproof makeup remover which contains amino acids and coconut fatty acids. You’ll have a two in one: you can gently but effectively remove makeup from the eyes and lips, and, in addition, that of the face without drying or irritating thanks to its natural ingredients such as amino acids and coconut fatty acids that condition delicate skin. It’s also recommended to choose a product which contains beet extract that provides gentle hydration and cactus extract that helps reduce skin irritation. Irritation of the skin is an annoying problem. Luckily it was preventable in the first place.
Create your own routine with these tips and in less than 5 minutes you can enjoy a clean face and ready to rest. We hope the above tips will be useful. One last thing, make sure you do facial cleansing regularly because discipline is the key to a healthy face.