If removing makeup isn’t a mandatory part of your daily skincare routine, then we suggest you include it right NOW! And kudos to you if are one of those girls who religiously remove their makeup each night. But are you really taking it all off? Despite being careful, there are some makeup removal mistakes you could be committing. Leftover makeup can cause various skin and eye infections.
Read on to find out if you are making these common makeup mistakes and stop them at the earliest...
- Using just a face wash
- Removing eye makeup the wrong way
- Ignoring the edges of your lids
- Relying only on face wipes
- Ignoring post cleansing steps
Using just a face wash
It is very tempting to just wash your face using a cleanser to wash your face at the end of a long day. But remember that your cleanser does not work effectively on a full face of makeup. No matter what it claims, your face wash will leave some makeup behind and won’t cleanse thoroughly.
Removing eye makeup the wrong way
The skin on and around the eyes is extremely delicate and needs to be dealt with very delicately. You don’t have to be rigorous while removing your eye makeup, as tugging, pulling and rubbing the area is only going to leave you with irritated eyes and wrinkles. Simply soak your pad in eye makeup remover then gently blot the makeup away.
Ignoring the edges of your lids
The edge of your eyelids is the spot where your mascara and eyeliner meet. If you ignore this area, then you are risking product buildup in that area that could lead to serious eye infection and irritation. Use a Q-tip dipped in makeup remover to reach the difficult areas and thoroughly clean all the nooks and crannies.
Relying only on face wipes
All of us have those days when we just don’t have the strength to thoroughly remove makeup, and this when makeup removing wipes come handy. But relying on this product every day is not enough. Wipes only lift away what sits on the surface of the skin. After removing all visible makeup with wipes, always follow up with a good facial wash.
Ignoring post cleansing steps
Removing makeup strips your skin of its natural oils and thoroughly dehydrates it. This disrupts the moisture levels of face, leading to serious issues such as dryness, excess grease, and redness, to name a few. Irrespective of your skin type, it is very important to use a moisturiser according to your skin type.