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 big time. It can invite breakouts, speed up your ageing clock 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 your skin in the process and more importantly, are not left with any makeup residue on your face.
Below, we’ve mentioned 5 tips to help you get rid of every last bit of that stubborn makeup properly and thoroughly.
- 1. Start with a cleansing wipe or oil
- 2. Use makeup remover and cotton pad
- 3. Get to the tricky parts
- 4. Cleanse with a face wash
- 5. Moisturise
- How to Remove Makeup Naturally
- FAQs about 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.
2. Use makeup remover and 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.
3. 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 tends 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.
4. 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.
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.
How to Remove Makeup Naturally
Being on a trip and returning to your room late at night to find that you’ve forgotten your makeup remover at home can be quite a nightmare, right? Well, lucky for you, if you ever find yourself in that situation, then we are preparing you beforehand with some article. Did you know that there are some natural ways to remove makeup? These can be a saviour when you don’t have makeup remover.
If you want to avoid using a makeup remover, then these can also serve as great alternatives. Here’s how to remove makeup naturally:
1. Coconut oil
If there’s one ingredient loved by your skin and hair, that would definitely be coconut oil! Easily absorbed by the skin, coconut oil is one of the best natural makeup removers out there. In addition, it even nourishes and repairs your skin. No matter what your skin type, you can use coconut oil. It removes heavy and waterproof makeup as well. To use it, simply rub it all over your face and neck and wipe it off with cotton pads.
You might have heard legends of Mughal princesses and Cleopatra taking milk baths. Wonder why? That’s because milk is a fantastic cleanser. In addition, it is an excellent moisturiser for skin that also repairs damaged cells. Now isn’t that awesome? To use milk for removing makeup, soak cotton pads in it and wipe your face and neck gently. Follow it up with a face wash if you have oily skin.
3. Baking soda and honey
Baking soda naturally has bleaching and cleansing properties, so it isn’t surprising that it would be helpful in removing makeup. Adding honey to it will make it great for exfoliating and hydrating the skin. Take a spoon of honey, mix in some baking soda and apply gently on your face and neck. Don’t use it as a scrub; just apply it gently and rinse off your face in a few minutes.
FAQs about removing makeup
Q. What removes makeup fast?
A. 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.
Q. Can you remove makeup with just water?
A. No, just water will not be enough to remove makeup. You need some sort of cleanser as well.
Q. How to remove waterproof mascara?
A. 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.
Written by Anjali Agarwal on Feb 20, 2020
Author at BeBeautiful.