Beyonce once said, “That’s one of the things I love about makeup. You can change your whole attitude by just doing your eyeliner or lipstick differently.” And we couldn’t agree more! The power makeup gives us is undeniable - the sudden boost of confidence and the burst of happiness you feel inside by doing something you love is simply unmatchable. However, we don’t really share the same love for the nightly ritual that requires us to take off makeup. The tedious task of removing makeup is something we’re sure no one enjoys, but has to do anyway. So, we decided to talk in detail about how to remove makeup and everything you need to know about it.
Trust us when we say this, removing makeup is an art that people seldom excel at. You may think you got it all, but a little mascara here and some foundation there is always left behind. But not anymore. We have broken down the entire process of how you can easily remove your makeup and have also listed out some super helpful tips that’ll help you make sure you remove every last bit of makeup before hitting the bed. So, read on.
- Why is it important to remove makeup at the end of the day?
- Why is it difficult to remove certain makeup off your skin?
- Tips to clean off every last bit of makeup
- Natural ways to clean your makeup
Why is it important to remove makeup at the end of the day?
Before we start, we wanted to make sure you understand the importance of taking off makeup every night. If you wish to wake up with glowy, plump and clean skin, then the first step is to make sure you take off makeup the night before. When you sleep with makeup on, your skin tends to become dry and can cause several skin issues like irritation, acne and even wrinkles (due to collagen breakdown).
Furthermore, your eye makeup can end up causing broken eyelashes, eye infections or irritation, if not cleaned off properly at night. So, to avoid any of these traumas and to make sure your skin remains healthy in general, we strongly suggest removing makeup before you hit the bed at night.
Why is it difficult to remove certain makeup off your skin?
You must have noticed that it is super difficult to get all your eye makeup off in one go. The sensitive and delicate skin around your eyes is naturally thinner than the rest of your face, thus making it tough to clean off your eye makeup. This area needs you to be more careful and less harsh when you’re trying to clean the makeup off.
Also, you may find it difficult to remove makeup that has waterproof or transfer proof on its label. This type of makeup is usually stubborn and difficult to take off as it promises to stay on your skin for longer. So, you need some extra care and tips to make sure you get every bit of it off. We’ve discussed it all in the following sections.
Tips to clean off every last bit of makeup
Now that we have discussed why removing makeup is important and how stubborn it can be to get it all off, it’s time to get to the most important part - how to go about cleaning every last bit of makeup off your face. We have listed out some amazingly helpful tips that you should definitely try.
Makeup remover wipes are a godsend: To remove basic makeup like foundation, eyeshadow or concealers off your face, makeup removers wipes are a God’s gift. Go for alcohol-free options like the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Wipes. These wipes are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and gently remove makeup from your skin. The best bit is that it hydrates and nourishes your skin while it is at it.
Double cleanse with a cleansing oil: If your eye makeup refuses to come off for days or if your skin feels dry after you remove your makeup, we suggest opting for cleansing oils. It is less harsh on your skin and works perfectly to remove eye makeup too. For this, you need to wash your face with a cleansing oil like the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Rinse Off Cleansing Oil. This will help dissolve all your waterproof and stubborn makeup. You can then follow it up by washing your face with your regular face wash to remove the greasy feeling.
Don’t underestimate the power of micellar water: A makeup removal method that hydrates your skin too - micellar water does all this and more. Over the last few years micellar water has gained quite a fan following and rightly so. All you gotta do is pour some Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water on a cotton round and you can remove stubborn makeup, dirt and impurities off your face without being too harsh.
Focus on your eyes: The key to removing eye makeup is time. You need to be slow and gentle with your ways while you’re removing your eye makeup. To get it all off, you need to squeeze out a generous amount of a good makeup remover like the Lakmé 9 To 5 Naturale Gel Makeup Remover With Pure Aloe Vera on a cotton round and gently dab it around your eyes and then let it stay and soak on your eyes for 20-30 seconds. This will help break down your mascara, eyeshadow and liner. You can then finally sweep the remover again and remove the makeup off easily.
Don’t forget to cleanse your hairline: We don’t notice it, but you often accumulate makeup residue around your hairline when you’re cleaning off the makeup. We tend to ignore it, but trust us, it’s not a healthy habit as it can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts in that area. So, just tie your hair back in a ponytail or use a headband to sweep all your hair back and make sure you remove all the makeup - right from the hairline to the neck while you’re at it.
Remove your lip colour: Make sure you clean the lipstick off your lips before you hit the bed. While most makeup removers can be harsh on your lips, you can always turn to micellar water to clean off your stubborn lipsticks too. Just pour some on a cotton round and gently swipe across your lips until all your lipstick is gone.
Natural ways to clean your makeup
If you’re running low on makeup remover or want to try some natural method to remove your makeup, then we got it covered for you too. Here are some solid ingredients that you can use to clean off your makeup naturally.
Coconut oil: Coconut oil works wonderfully well to remove your makeup. You can take some oil in your palm and gently rub it on your makeup-clad face or use oil-soaked cotton rounds to gently cleanse the makeup off your face.
Milk: We kid you not, milk also doubles up as a natural makeup remover. You can use it directly or add some olive or almond oil in it to remove stubborn eye makeup. The oil and milk mixture helps break down the makeup and makes it super easy to clean off.
Cucumber juice: The cooling and super hydrating cucumber helps remove makeup too. All you gotta do is mash it and add some olive oil to make a paste and then just use a cotton round to apply it all over your face to remove your makeup.
1) What removes makeup fast?
Double cleansing is the quickest and easiest way to remove all your makeup. Start off by using a cleansing oil to break harsh and stubborn makeup and follow this up by using your regular foaming face wash to clean off the oil and remaining residues.
2) Can I use Vaseline to remove makeup?
Yes, in fact, Vaseline is great for removing eye makeup. The petroleum jelly dissolves makeup gently and quickly and is safe to use around your eyes too.