Choosing a Convenient Product
The most convenient types of makeup removers are disposable wipes. Simply take one of the towelettes out of the packet and wipe it across your face, and you should find that your makeup comes away easily. However, you can also buy liquid makeup removers, which you apply to your face using a cotton ball
. Although not quite as convenient for travel, you might find that this system is more cost-effective.
Oil-Free Makeup Removers
Some makeup removal products contain oil to help them glide smoothly over your face, reducing friction and redness. Products that contain oil can also be more effective at removing waterproof makeup. However, if you have naturally oily skin, you might prefer to use an oil-free product. Oil-free makeup removers will not leave residue on your skin, so your face will feel fresh, light and clean.
Hydrating Makeup Removers
Using harsh chemicals to scrub makeup off your face can leave your skin looking dry and irritated. Choosing a hydrating makeup removal product can help combat this drying-out effect. Hydrating makeup removers often contain ingredients such as aloe vera and cucumber extract, which soothe skin to leave it feeling soft.
Hypoallergenic Makeup Removers
Skin allergies can make it difficult for people who want to use makeup. Products for removing makeup contain a range of ingredients, some of which can trigger allergic reactions in those with reactive skin. If you know that you have sensitive or allergy-prone skin, then you might want to consider trying a hypoallergenic makeup remover. These gentle facial cleansing wipes contain natural ingredients, such as organic cucumber extract, green tea, or aloe vera, which can help clean and soothe skin.
Using a Makeup Remover
Patience and care are needed when removing makeup, no matter how keen you are to get to bed! Wipe the cotton pad smoothly and gently across your face
, taking particular care around sensitive areas like the eyelids. You should always close your eyes when wiping away mascara and eyeliner to avoid getting the product in your eyes
, which may sting. Rather than scrubbing away at particularly stubborn makeup, consider switching to a removal product that can more effectively deal with the type of makeup you use – for example, buying a waterproof makeup remover if you tend to wear a lot of waterproof mascara and eyeliner.
Whatever product you use to help you remove makeup before bed, make sure you use it consistently. Leaving heavy makeup on the skin 24 hours a day can lead to blocked pores, blemishes, and tired-looking eyes. It's worth taking an extra few minutes at the end of the day to make sure that all traces have been removed. back to top »
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