6 steps to removing makeup the right way
Not removing your makeup before hitting the sack is the biggest beauty no no of all time. Not only will your makeup stain your pillow cases, denying your pores the right to breathe at night can seriously affect the regeneration your skin goes through while you sleep. Make sure your skin gets the VIP beauty sleep treatment it truly deserves by following the simple steps below.
1. Makeup remover wipes won’t cut it
Makeup remover wipes might seem like a simple makeup-free sleep solution, but giving your face a quick once over with a face wipe just isn’t enough when it comes to cleansing your skin the right way. Wipes only serve to “clean” the surface of your skin, leaving your pores congested with left over makeup. If you want to wake up with spot-free beautiful skin, make sure you was your face with a cleanser post-face wipe.
2. Tie your hair up before removing your makeup
A lot of women tend to forget that their skin goes all the way back to the hairline. Tying your hair up will ensure that it’s completely out of your face, leaving your skin better exposed for cleansing. If you really don’t fancy getting your hair wet before bedtime, wrap a scarf or towel around your head before washing your face.
3. Double-cleansing is a must
Cleansing consists of two phases: the removal of makeup and the deep cleanse. Follow these steps and you’ll sleep well knowing that your skin is properly cleansed.
4. Go gentle on the eyes
The skin around your eyes is incredibly gentle, which is one of the reasons eye creams are specially formulated for this area. Go easy on your eye makeup removal, don’t pull, scratch or rub the delicate skin around your eyes. Just as you would with your eye cream, pat a cotton pad soaked in makeup remover around your eyes and gently wipe away any traces of makeup. Make sure you remove it all, mascara included.
5. Don’t forget the lips
It’s just as important to properly cleanse your lips of any left over lipstick before going to bed. Can’t budge the lip stain? Dab a small amount of petroleum jelly on your lips and gently brush with a toothbrush. This will also give your lips a mini exfoliation treatment, leaving you with soft kissable smackers in the morning.
6. And don’t forget to moisturise
After all that cleansing, you’ll want to give your skin a little tender loving care by apply a moisturising cream. Adding a moisturiser into your nighttime beauty routine will enhance the rejuvenating process your skin goes through as you sleep, so if it’s beautifully supple skin that you’re after, make sure you don’t skip this all important step!
Let's take a look at our selection of some of the best deep cleansing makeup removers available on the BeautyFresh.
Chanel Le Blanc Brightening Pear Soap Makeup Remover-Cleanser
A French girl favourite, the Chanel Le Blanc Brightening Pear Soap is both a makeup remover and cleanser rolled into one. Use it to remove makeup, as well as to deeply cleanse the skin. It’s effective enough to remove any last traces of makeup while being kind enough to use in the morning and night. As with a conventional soap, dampen your skin with water, build up a lather with your bar and massage onto your face.
Chanel Le Blanc Brightening Pear Soap Makeup Remover-Cleanser, $82.
Guerlain Crème de Beauté Cleansing Cream
A gentle cream-based makeup remover and cleanser for all skin types. Its smooth and creamy base is especially beneficial to dry skin that experiences irritation with conventional makeup removers. Apply the cleansing cream directly to dry skin and massage well, wipe off with a muslin cloth and rinse.
Guerlain Crème de Beauté Cleansing Cream, $90.
Bobbi Brown Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover
An effective makeup remover than can be used to remove long-wearing makeup, including waterproof mascaras and lip stains. No pulling or tugging required, just complete makeup removal. Apply with a cotton pad and gently wipe over the face, dabbing gently at the delicate eye area. Be sure to follow up your makeup remover with a deep cleansing face wash.
Bobbi Brown Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover, $37.
MAC Pro Eye Makeup Remover
Be sure to remove long-lasting waterproof eye makeup with MAC’s Pro Eye Makeup Remover. Its lightweight formula will remove even the toughest mascara in a jiffy without causing irritation to the delicate eye area. Contained in a 30ml bottle, the Pro Eye Makeup Remover is an ideal solution for when you’re out and about in a rush.
MAC Pro Eye Makeup Remover - 30ml, $12.
Chanel Le Blanc Brightening Tri-Phase Makeup Remover
With an anti-dullness formula, featuring powerful brightening ingredients for an effortlessly removal of makeup and pollutants. Its unique texture changes from gel to oil to lotion to be rinsed off with water, leaving skin supple and soft, even-toned complexion, as perfect as a fine pearl.
Chanel Le Blanc Brightening Tri-Phase Makeup Remover, $70.90.
SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil
A combination of Pitera and Apple Seed extract makes for a cleansing oil that works hard at deeply cleansing your pores of any last traces of makeup. Its 2-in-1 formula is ideal for those of you who prefer to combine your makeup remover and cleansing routines. Apply 3 to 4 pumps onto the palm of your hand and massage onto dry skin using circular motions. Emulsify with warm water, rinse and repeat for a deep cleanse.
SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil, $86.
Lancôme Bi-Facil Non-Oily Instant Eye Makeup Remover
Formulated for even the most sensitive of skin types, Lancôme’s Bi-Facil Non-Oily Instant Eye Makeup Remover is effective at gently removing waterproof eye makeup. Shake well before using, apply a small amount of product to a cotton pad, gently dab and wipe the eye area clean.
Lancôme Bi-Facil Non-Oily Instant Eye Makeup Remover, $38.