Makeup is an indispensable part of a woman’s being and is one of the most searched items on the internet. But most women forget that it is equally important to remember to remove makeup properly to avoid clogged pores and other problems.
So to correctly remove makeup here are a few pointers that will help women to get refreshed, clean skin.
How To Remove Makeup Properly
Remove Makeup from Face
If you have oily skin then a foaming cleanser is the best way to remove makeup from the face. If on the other hand you have normal to dry skin, then a tissue or cotton ball dipped in oil can be used to first wipe off the makeup from the face.
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The next step is to use a gentle cleanser and wash the face to remove the oil. Pat face dry and do not rub skin. The final step is to use a moisturiser suited to one’s skin type to replenish the natural oils that have been stripped off during the makeup removal.
Remove Makeup from Eyes
Eyes are very delicate and need to be handled with extra care. Special eye remover lotions or solutions are available. Soak an eye pad in the solution and then press it on the eyelashes and the eyelids.
Gently wipe off. You should ideally do this till all the mascara and eye shadow has been successfully removed. Oil can also be used to remove eye makeup. If eye makeup smudges are left at some corners of the eyes then an ear bud dipped in remover can be used to remove makeup.
Remove Makeup from Lips
Dab a bit of petroleum jelly on a bit of cotton and press it on top of lips and gently wipe. For more persistent lipstick such as “kissproof lipstick” you can even use eye remover to remove the lipstick.
Though some people advocate the use of baby wipes to remove makeup, some experts advise against this as they may not be able to wipe off heavy makeup completely.
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If you are trying to take off bridal makeup then after wiping off the makeup, use lukewarm water with a gentle cleanser to wash face. Later you can also steam the face to open up the pores and wipe face with an astringent or toner to eliminate any possibility of blackheads or pimples.
A face mask made of natural elements like multani mitti or sandalwood paste will help tighten pores afterwards. Lastly a light moisturiser or even splashing a bit of milk cream will help seal in moisture.
No matter how busy you are, always remember to remove makeup before hitting bed. This will ensure that the skin gets a chance to breathe. When removing makeup from the face, don’t neglect the neck and hairline region and use gentle cleansing products instead of harsh abrasives which can lead to permanent damage of the skin.