Reaching home and getting rid of all the makeup on your face is one of the best feelings ever, and probably the most essential skincare habit. Yet, some women do it in such a rush because they just can’t wait to crash on their bed and call it a night.

The skin around your eyes is quite delicate and fragile, being careful while applying and removing makeup and skincare products is of utmost importance. Failing to remove your eye makeup properly can harm your skin as well as your eyes. Here are a few common mistakes most women make while removing eye makeup and how to avoid them.

 

Removing eye makeup last

Removing eye makeup last

Removing makeup is not as simple as picking any cleanser and cotton pad and randomly wiping it off. Here’s how you should go about it – start by getting rid of your lipstick first, then remove your eye makeup and lastly wipe your face clean. Following these steps ensure each area is thoroughly cleansed so you get a squeaky clean feel.

 

Rubbing too hard

Rubbing too hard

The skin around your eyes is very delicate. Rubbing it back and forth can break down the collagen and elastin in the skin, leaving you with droopy eyes and fine lines. Therefore do not apply too much pressure while removing your eye makeup. This will also prevent lash loss and irritation around the eyes.

 

Using a facial cleanser on your eyes

Using a facial cleanser on your eyes

Eye makeup is quite stubborn and you need a different formula to melt the makeup easily so you don’t have to rub too harshly. The trick is to use a makeup remover formulated for the eye area. We suggest the Simple Kind To Skin Eye Make-Up Remover as it removes waterproof makeup with ease and leaves no residue.

 

Not cleaning your brows

Not cleaning your brows

Brows are a part of your eye makeup, so do not forget to take your cotton pad all the way up to your brows. Eye pencils have a waxy texture so that they stick on the brow hair easily and don’t budge. However, using an eye makeup remover on this area will remove the product with ease.