Let’s face it, we all dread the part of taking our makeup off at the end of the day; it’s the easiest of things to do compared to the hours we spend getting that face beat yet it appears to be the most daunting thing especially after a night out when you are just too eager to hit the bed. Taking your makeup off is one of the most important things you can do in your beauty routine, properly removing your makeup is like the number one rule of not having crappy skin; however, as with all things in life, there is a right way to removing your makeup and a wrong way. Here are some of the mistakes you could be unwittingly making when taking off your makeup.
- Rubbing and pulling your eyes
Your eye makeup is without a doubt one of the hardest to get rid of starting with the mascara, eyeliner and eye shadow however, this shouldn’t be an excuse for you to rub and pull your eyes in the name of removing makeup. Your Eye area is sensitive so be gentle, all the pulling and tugging is just a recipe for fine lines and wrinkles. Instead, soak a cotton pad in a good eye makeup remover then gently blot the makeup away.
- Assuming your cleanser will take care of everything
Most people just jump straight into using the cleanser and then you end up with a face full of smudged makeup which is even more difficult to clean up. Your best bet is to first start off with cleansing wipes and gently wipe your face, this will make the cleansing part much easier. You also don’t want to be using your cleansers on your gentle eye area as they are not formulated for this. You shouldn’t however rely on wipes alone; use both for a cleaner makeup-free face.
- Forgetting to moisturize after
Even if you don’t have dry skin or you’re using a hydrating/oil-based remover, you still need to be moisturizing your skin afterwards and especially when you remove under eye makeup, always using an eye cream to ensure that area is well hydrated.
- Not being thorough
When removing your makeup you need to ensure you have gotten rid of every product on your face. If you are using wipes and still see some spots on it, that means your face isn’t completely clean. If you are using a cleanser and the water is still dirty, you need to do more cleaning don’t be in a rush. Your neck, hairline and even eyebrows are the easiest places to forget. It’s better to get your hairline wet than to end up with breakouts around that area because you didn’t remove your makeup properly.