Makeup can make you look flawless all day by hiding imperfections, but removing it at night is very important if you don’t want to end up with breakouts, clogged pores and other skin issues. However, did you know removing makeup the wrong way or using the wrong products can damage your skin?
Just like using the wrong application method or type of product will never give you healthy skin, similarly doing a shoddy job of removing makeup just for the sake of it can harm your skin. Therefore, make sure you are not making these five mistakes in your makeup removal routine.
- Mistake #1: Tugging or rubbing your skin
- Mistake #2: Only using cleansing wipes
- Mistake #3: Using the wrong formulation
- Mistake #4: Opting for a DIY remover
- Mistake #5: Forgetting your neck
Mistake #1: Tugging or rubbing your skin
Waterproof makeup can be quite stubborn and may not leave the skin easily, when this happens most of us tend to tug or rub the skin in order to get rid of it. However, this can damage your skin, especially sensitive areas like your eyes. For this use a waterproof makeup remover like the Lakmé 9To5 Naturale Gel Makeup Remover. The unique gel formula infused with aloe gel melts away longwear and waterproof makeup with ease. It is perfect to remove all types of lip, eye and face makeup.
Mistake #2: Only using cleansing wipes
After a long and tiring day you might be tempted to skip your regular makeup removal routine and just get rid of the makeup with cleansing wipes. But you should know that cleansing wipes won’t remove all traces of makeup and there’s always the risk of transferring dirt from one area of the face to the other. If you are too tired to wash your face with cleanser and water, keep a micellar water handy. The Ponds Vitamin Micellar Water Brightening Rose is an alcohol free formula that gently but effectively removes makeup from the face. You don’t even need to wash your face afterwards!
Mistake #3: Using the wrong formulation
The type of makeup removal product you use also plays a vital role. Using a remover with drying ingredients on sensitive and dry skin can irritate it further. Make sure you use something with a moisturising ingredient, so your skin is well balanced. The Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Rinse Off Cleansing Oil is a lightweight cleansing formula that gently lifts away long wear and water-proof make up, dirt and pollution to leave you with nourished and radiant skin.
Mistake #4: Opting for a DIY remover
We get it, you are a DIY enthusiast and love all things natural. But making your own makeup remover after referring recipes online may not be the wisest thing to do, especially when your skin is in question here. Certain ingredients may irritate your skin and cause an allergic reaction. Also, it may not be as effective and you will be forced to tug and rub your skin to get rid of all the makeup.
Mistake #5: Forgetting your neck
The neck is one of the most neglected parts of the body, even though it is one of the first to show signs of ageing. Your neck too collects dirt and impurities throughout the day and is also the area where makeup particles can settle easily. Therefore, make sure you don’t forget your neck in your makeup removal routine.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on May 12, 2021
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.