How to Remove Makeup – In 7 Easy Steps!


How do you remove makeup?

Choose a liquid and gentle makeup remover for eyes that is fragrance, alcohol and oil free. Apply two to three drops on a cotton ball and hold it against the eye for 20 to 30 seconds. In this way, the make-up begins to dissolve even before you start rubbing gently.

If you use waterproof makeup, it is oil-based makeup removers that apply. An ordinary remover risks being too weak.

Risks of not removing makeup

One of the most important things in any beauty routine is to remove the makeup every night before going to bed.

Most women use cosmetics and makeup to highlight their faces, but when it comes to removing makeup, we are often lazy.

Long days at work or coming home exhausted after a party or date; these are some of the most common excuses for skipping this important step.

It may seem harmless to forget, but it can have consequences for your skin that become more obvious over time.

Clogged pores and lost luster are some of the immediate effects of not removing makeup. Even in the long run, it accelerates the breakdown of the skin and gives you early signs of aging.

However, you can solve it with a few simple steps, where you do not have to invest much in commercial products.

I give you 7 fantastic tips on how you can easily remove makeup before you go to bed.

1. Rinse with cold water and a mild soap

A quick rinse with cold water and a mild soap is the key to removing the impurities that have accumulated on the skin during the day.

Avoid using hot water as it can alter the skin’s production of natural oils, which can lead to dryness.

2. Use makeup wipes

Make-up wipes are a good alternative for those with sensitive or oily skin. They remove makeup and excess oil that accumulates in the pores.

For mixed or dry skin types, you can try making homemade makeup wipes.

Material

  • Cotton
  • 1 tablespoon liquid soap
  • 2 dl purified water
  • 1 glass jar

Instructions

  • Mix the soap with the water and pour into the jar.
  • Fill the jar with the cotton and make sure it is moisturized properly.
  • Take a cotton ball and remove your makeup.

3. Vaseline around the eyes

Mascara and eyeliner are meant to last long but it also means that they are not so easy to remove. To remove them in a few seconds, you can have some Vaseline on your finger and rub around both eyes.

Be careful not to get anything in your eyes. Wipe clean with a soft cloth.

It not only removes makeup, but also moisturizes the skin naturally.

4. Almond oil

Almond oil is a natural source of vitamin E and essential fatty acids that are beneficial for the skin. Many people have started using it to remove makeup.

The oily texture makes it easy to remove impurities without damaging the skin or causing irritation.

The advantage over other types of oil is that almond oil does not clog the pores or affect the glands.

Apply a few drops on the areas where you want to remove makeup and wipe with a soft cloth.

5. Remove lipstick

You may not think about removing lipstick or lip balm, but removing cosmetic products from your lips is as important as the rest of your face.

Even though many lip products disappear during the day, there is still a layer that is not visible.

Put on a little oil or cold cream with a cotton ball and rub neatly from the edges and towards the middle.

6. Use coconut oil

Coconut oil has many uses and can also be used for skin care. It not only removes cosmetics, but also moisturizes the skin and protects against wrinkles.

Use it on the areas around the eyes and on the dry parts of the face.

First remove impurities, and then you can gently massage in the oil until the skin has absorbed it.

7. Use a moisture sensor

After removing makeup from the face, it is a good idea to use a moisturizer to close the pores and freshen up the skin.

It prepares the face for sleep and reduces the risk of acne and blackheads.

This is how you remove the make-up – without damaging the skin

1. Protect your eyes

The skin around your eyes is thinnest all over your face. This is why you easily get irritated, inflamed and get dark circles right there.

Choose a liquid and gentle makeup remover for eyes that are fragrance, alcohol and oil free.

Apply two to three drops on a cotton ball and hold it against the eye for 20 to 30 seconds. As I have mentioned, in this way, the make-up begins to dissolve even before you start rubbing gently.

2. Waterproof makeup?

If you use waterproof makeup, it is oil-based makeup removers that apply. And as I have mentioned above, an ordinary remover risks being too weak.

However, be careful. The oil can leave a greasy deposit behind which prevents other products from penetrating. Clean thoroughly after you are done.

3. Make-up removal wipes – use sparingly

There are benefits to makeup removal wipes. The problem, however, is that they are not so wet, which means that you have to rub extra hard to get rid of your makeup.

This in turn creates irritation and damage to the skin.

4. No makeup remover available? Make one yourself

As I have mentioned already you can use Vaseline but you can also combine it with a moisturizing skin cream and massage into the skin.

Super flexible when you do not have a traditional makeup remover available.

Honey is actually also excellent to use. It is gentle on the skin and moisturizing. Be sure to rinse your face afterwards to avoid the goo!

5. Finish with a toner

As long as your skin is not very dry or irritated, you should finish with a toner to get rid of the last makeup residue.

This is how you remove the makeup with natural products

Something you absolutely should not do is sleep with makeup on because it can ruin your skin.

If you do not have make-up removal at home, there are lots of things you have in the fridge that work exactly as well, and sometimes even better.

1. Avocado

Avocado sounds unexpected but actually works great! Take a swab and rub it against a sliced avocado and then use the top to remove mascara and eyeliner.

2. Coconut oil

Coconut oil is amazing because you can use it in so many different ways.

Put some on a cotton ball and wash off your makeup. Afterwards, your skin will smell good and be moisturized.

3. Olive oil

Olive oil is perfect as a make-up remover for you who have dry skin. Dab a little on a cotton ball and then just rub off the makeup.

4. Aloe vera

If you have oily skin, Aloe vera is a great alternative to makeup removal because it does not make your skin oily.

Take a little on a cotton ball and gently rub off your makeup.

Conclusion

Did you like my tips? As you can see, removing makeup in the evening does not have to be time consuming.

Sources

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0003450916300906

https://aocs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jsde.12189

https://europepmc.org/article/med/27024073

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jocd.13777

Lisa

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