Removing make-up every evening is an art that requires care and gestures adapted to one’s make-up, and to one’s skin type. The goal ? Get rid of even stubborn makeup while preserving skin tissue, which can be very sensitive. How to remove makeup effectively? Which product to use? How to gently remove makeup? Here are our tips!
Do not remove makeup: is it so serious?
Before bedtime, sometimes (or often) you are not really motivated to spend 15 minutes removing makeup. But is it so bad not to take your makeup off? In fact, makeup isn’t the only concern. Even if you preach the natural and only wear a concealer, mascara and powder veil, pollution, dust, sweat and sebum are layered on the skin throughout the day.
When you do not remove make-up, the skin “macerates” all night long, suffocated by impurities and make-up – which, moreover, is often either occlusive or aggressive for the skin with allergenic ingredients. Finally, during the night, the skin regenerates, taking advantage of being at rest, and not removing makeup is depriving it of this break.
The results are quickly visible: dilated pores, irritations, excess sebum, dryness patches, acne…. So many little worries that can be avoided with a perfect make-up removal! So how do you remove makeup effectively, to make sure you have clean, fresh skin? Here are our tips.
Remove cotton-free makeup for sensitive skin
A question that often arises when removing makeup: can we remove makeup without cotton? Well yes, and for some skin types, it is even recommended. The rubbing of cotton on the skin can irritate sensitive or reactive skin.
There are two options for removing makeup without cotton: with washable wipes, or simply with your fingers. In both cases, the makeup remover must be suitable. For example, removing makeup with micellar water using fingers or wipes may be quite delicate: too liquid, and the wipe absorbs all the product. It is therefore better to use a cleansing milk or oil. However, there is another better alternative, namely by using a makeup remover cloth. It will clean your skin more evenly.
Remove makeup with oil to combine softness and efficiency
Removing make-up with oil is undoubtedly the major make-up removal trend of recent years. Make-up remover oil has many advantages: its fatty substances make it easy to peel off even stubborn make-up. A perfect product for waterproof makeup enthusiasts. But not only ! The cleansing oil is also a gentle make-up remover, which eliminates impurities while respecting the hydrolipidic film. It therefore does not damage the natural barrier of the skin, better, it strengthens it.
If popular beliefs suggest that cleansing oil is not suitable for oily skin, it is wrong. Depending on the oil that is used as the base, oily skin can work well with a cleansing oil.
How to remove make-up from the eyes?
Eye makeup removal is a delicate operation. Indeed, this is the part that we often put on makeup, but it is also the most sensitive part of the face. The eyelids and the eye area have very thin skin, which is easily damaged. Gentleness is therefore, again and again, de rigueur.
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Soak a cotton ball or wipe in makeup remover and apply it to the closed eye, then wait a few seconds. Then wipe gently outwards, without rubbing and without pressing too hard. Repeat the operation several times if necessary, always gently so as not to tear any eyelashes, and to preserve the skin around the eyes. It’s more recommended to use a soft blotting paper.
Mouth make-up removal
Just like the eyes, removing make-up from the mouth should be done gently. Although some lipsticks, especially matte lipsticks, can be stubborn, the same process is used as for the eyes: soak the cotton or the wipe, and gently apply on the lips. Wait a bit and then wipe off. If there is any makeup left, pat your lips with the wipe or cotton pad. After removing makeup, rinse your lips well and remember to moisturize them.
Finish removing makeup with a good cleansing
Once the “make-up removal operation” is finalized, cleansing of the skin is required. It eliminates any makeup residue, but also impurities that have not gone away with the makeup remover. After a big day, it is better to clean the skin with a cleanser that rinses, such as gel, cream, or foam. Avoid soap-based cleansers that over-dry the skin. If you don’t know which product to choose, go to our guide: which face cleanser to choose for my skin?