Does removing makeup at the end of the day seem like a tedious task? Worry not, because this guide gives you the best tips on how to remove makeup at home easily.

Removing makeup before going to bed is the golden rule of skincare. You might have skipped on this practice a few times in the past, but not anymore. 

Sleeping with makeup on can mess up your skin. It can invite breakouts, speed up your skin’s ageing and make your skin look dull and dry. Although it may seem like the easiest task, it’s not. You need to be extra careful and gentle with your skin so you don’t harm it in the process and more importantly, are not left with any makeup residue on your face. 

Below are our top tips to help you get rid of every last bit of that stubborn makeup properly and thoroughly. 

How to remove all makeup from face 

  1. Always tie your hair behind 

Although this seems like a complete no brainer, tying your hair back in a ponytail or bun is extremely important to thoroughly remove your makeup. When you tie your hair in a ponytail, you ensure that all the hair is away from your face, neck and your hairline is completely exposed. This is essential because your hairline and neck is where a lot of makeup residue tends to build-up. Make sure you don’t forget these areas while removing makeup. 

  1. Start with a cleansing wipe or oil 

No, don’t splash water on your face first thing. It will make the makeup trickle down your face and make it harder for you to clean it off. You don’t want that. Take a facial wipe and slide it very gently over your face. Alternatively, apply any facial oil on your face to melt the makeup. It will make things easier and get the job done quickly and effortlessly. 

  1. Use makeup remover and a cotton pad 

Next, take a cotton pad and pour some micellar water, makeup remover or cleansing milk on it. Use products specifically made to remove makeup as they get rid of heavy-duty makeup without harming your skin. Also, use a cotton pad instead of the cotton ball as it doesn’t have loose fibres that might irritate your eye. Glide the cotton pad all over your face to wipe the makeup off.  

We suggest using Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water to remove your makeup. It not only removes your makeup but also gets rid of the impurities, dirt, and cleanses your pores thoroughly. 

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  1. Always start with your lips 

When it comes to effectively removing makeup, it is important that you follow steps. You should always start with removing makeup from the lips. Irrespective of whether you’re wearing a bright red or a nude pink, removing lipstick is messy business and that’s exactly why you need to start with your lips. Remove your lip colour first and then move on to your eyes. 

  1. Next up, eyes 

Next, you move on to your eyes. The skin around your eyes is extremely thin and delicate, and this is something you need to keep in mind when removing eye makeup. Hence you need to be super careful and not rub your eyes. For best results, soak a cotton pad in eye makeup remover, and simply hold and pat it onto the eyes for a few moments. This is a great trick to soften and loosen up the makeup so you can softly wipe it away. Be gentle. 

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  1. Get to the tricky parts 

This is one thing that most of us forget. The elusive edges and corners of the face, like the corner of the eye, sides of nose, lips and jawline are the areas where the bacteria tend to build-up. Use a Q-tip and make sure you properly clean the neglected parts of your face until the last speck of makeup is gone. 

  1. Finish with the base 

The last step in removing your makeup should be to take off the base. Start by applying your makeup remover all over your face, then take it off using a cotton pad and rinse with a face wash and water. 

  1. Cleanse with a face wash 

Now that you have cleaned every last bit of makeup off your face, it’s time to cleanse your face with soap and water to get rid of the residue of oil-based products. Use your usual face wash and water to wash your face till it’s squeaky clean. 

We recommended using Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash to cleanse your skin. It thoroughly washes away make-up, dirt and other impurities, and leaves your skin feeling clean, fresh, and revived. 

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  1. Moisturise 

After you’ve cleansed your face, always follow up with a moisturiser. The process of makeup removal strips your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry, stretchy and flaky. Pamper your skin with a moisturiser as soon as you are done with removing your makeup. And, you are done! 

Use Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser to hydrate and nourish your skin. 

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  1. Use steam at least once a week 

A CTM routine coupled with exfoliation may not always be enough to take off all the dirt and grime lodged deep inside your pores. To ensure that your face is squeaky clean, use steam on your face at least once a week. The steam will open up your pores and help remove any excess dirt that may be left over on your skin. 


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 some 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. 

What removes makeup fast? 

Micellar water is one of the quickest ways to remove makeup. If you don’t have it, then coconut oil works pretty quickly as well.  

Can you remove makeup with just water? 

No, just water will not be enough to remove makeup. You need some sort of cleanser as well. 

How to remove waterproof mascara? 

To remove waterproof mascara, reach out for the olive oil in your dressing cabinet. It’s a pretty good makeup remover that will cleanse your eye area without the use of harsh chemicals. Just dab some oil onto a reusable makeup remover pad, gently press on your lashes, and wipe them. Rinse off with warm water.