We know that we don’t have to tell you to make sure you take your makeup off every night, but the question is, are you sure you’re getting it all? It takes a little more effort than a simple rinse and repeat, but totally worth it to wake up to perfectly clean and glowing skin. Let’s get started!
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First things first, take your time. We get it, it’s the end of the night, and probably right before you’re ready to hit the hay, but to properly remove your makeup, each product needs ample time to work properly. So sloooow down.
We’ll go ahead and break the bad news, makeup wipes just don’t get the job done. They can still be part of your routine, but they shouldn’t be the whole routine.
When it comes to removing makeup, always be gentle with your skin. Your nightly routine shouldn’t leave your skin red, dry, or irritated. A great product that both removes makeup and is gentle on your skin is a good cleansing oil. With a cleansing oil you’ll simply massage the product on your skin, allow it to loosen up your makeup, then you’ll be able to gently remove it without rubbing too hard.
Don’t forget the edges of your eyelid. This is a spot that is often forgotten about, and if you use mascara and eyeliner, there can be a lot of stuff built up here that can eventually lead to irritation. To make sure you get this area, as well as every last bit of your mascara off of your lashes, nab a gentle eye makeup remover and use cotton swabs for your waterline and a cotton round for your eyelids and eyelashes. And once you’ve gone in with the eye makeup remover, always do one more pass with a dry cotton round to remove any excess oil.
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Consider steaming things up a bit. In that bathroom, we mean. Steam opens up your pores which makes it so much easier for each of your products to do what they need to do. You can do this by filling your sink or a bowl with steamy water and hovering over it for a few minutes. Add a little essential oil for the ultimate spa treatment.
Another spot that is often forgotten about is the hairline. And once again, we totally get it, it’s the end of the night and you’re ready for bed, but product tends to accumulate around your hairline, which leads to breakouts, so make sure you’re pushing your hair back and getting that hairline.
Once you’ve gotten all of your makeup removed properly and cleansed your skin, follow up with your usual serums and moisturizers to ensure you’ll wake up with healthy, glowing skin.