What’s the downside of wearing makeup? Well, most of you will agree that getting rid of all that makeup at the end of an exhausting day can be a drag. Having said that, you’ll be surprised to know the wonders that your makeup remover can do. Yes, you read that right! Your makeup remover can save you from a number of skin concerns, such as premature ageing, breakouts and irritation.

However, there will be days when your signature winged liner and heavy matte lipstick just won’t budge unless you rinse five times and scrub vigorously. To avoid such situations, it’s important that you pick the right makeup remover, one that’ll not just remove all your makeup in one go but also leave your skin hydrated and smooth.

All you lazy girls out there; the biggest mistake you’re probably making is sleeping with makeup on. Your makeup can wreak havoc on your skin overnight, making you regret the next morning. To save your skin the trouble, it is ideal that you have a solid night-time skin care regimen that’ll improve the health of your skin and help it glow all day, every day.

Why is it important to remove makeup every night?
 

Why is it important to remove makeup every night?

Let’s admit it! There are days when you are too tired to do anything but hit the bed after getting home. But before you choose to ignore cleansing and getting rid of all the makeup, grime and oil that is sitting on your face here are a reminder that a makeup remover can save your life (your skin’s life actually). Here’s why removing makeup is crucial:

Cleanses the surface of your skin

Did you know? The skin on your face is exposed to the UV rays, grime, pollution and makeup on a daily basis. Precisely why, you need to cleanse your face thoroughly before sleeping. The first step towards cleansing is removing makeup. Your makeup remover will help you get rid of impurities and dirt that is resting on the surface of your skin. Ignoring this step can lead to skin irritation or cause your skin to age more rapidly.

Bye bye, blemishes

Removing makeup religiously every night before going to bed reduces the risk of developing pimples, redness, blackheads and other types of blemishes that can bring your skin game down. For supply and well-moisturised skin, it is important to include a makeup remover in your night-time beauty routine.

Allows your skin to breathe
 

Allows your skin to breathe

With the number of products we apply on our skin every single day, it is only ideal to allow your skin to breathe in the night. From eliminating dead skin to stimulating skin’s microcirculation; your skin deserves all the love and attention. It is a great idea to pick a makeup remover that cleanses your skin too. We suggest you get your hands on the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water which not only promises to remove contaminants that irritate the skin but also help cleanse your face gently.

Are you making these mistakes while removing makeup?
 

Are you making these mistakes while removing makeup?

Removing makeup needs to be a mandatory part of your daily skin care routine because leftover makeup can lead to hazardous skin concerns. However, there could be a few makeup removal crimes that you’re probably committing which is making your skin dull and lifeless, unknowingly. Read on to know if you are making the following mistakes while removing your makeup:

Removing makeup with a face wash
 

Removing makeup with a face wash

Remember, your face wash does not work as a makeup remover. It will not help cleanse your full face makeup thoroughly. It is, therefore, ideal to opt for a makeup remover to get rid of all the makeup. Post which you can reach out for a hydrating face wash to finish off your night-time skincare routine. You can get your hands on the Dove Beauty Moisture Conditioning Facial Cleanser that is suitable for all skin types and will leave your skin softer, smoother and more supple.

Removing eye makeup vigorously

The area around your eyes is the thinnest and most sensitive. Precisely why, it is important to deal with it very delicately. Tugging, pulling or rubbing the area to get rid of your eye makeup can cause irritated eyes and wrinkles. All you need to do is soak your cotton pad in makeup remover and gently blot the makeup away.

Ignoring the corners of your eyes

The edges of your lids are where your eyeliner, kajal and mascara meet. Ignoring this area means increasing the chances of product buildup that could lead to serious eye infection and irritation. To make the process easier, simply dip a Q-tip in makeup remover and wipe off the makeup sitting on the edges of your eyelids. In fact, this trick is amazing when you want to reach the difficult areas to cleanse your face thoroughly.

Using face wipes to remove makeup
 

Using face wipes to remove makeup

While face wipes are a convenient way of getting rid of makeup, it does not cleanse your face thoroughly. On days when you’re lazy, you might want to just reach out for face wipes but don’t make it a habit. Face wipes only wipe off the makeup that is sitting on the surface of your skin. For thorough cleansing, it’s ideal to follow it up with a face wash. You can use the Lakmé Blush & Glow Peach Gel Face Wash that cleanses and moisturises your skin and helps you flaunt a gorgeous glow.

Not following post-cleansing steps
 

Not following post-cleansing steps

Apart from removing makeup and cleansing with a good face wash, it is important that you also moisturise your skin before hitting the bed. Since makeup remover strips your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness, redness and excess grease; moisturising will help rehydrate your skin, leaving it softer and smoother. We suggest you use the Ponds Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel that is lightweight, has a non-oily formula and leaves skin soft with a fresh glow.

Step-by-step makeup removal guide
 

Step-by-step makeup removal guide

For all those who’ve been doing it wrong all this while, here’s a step-by-step guide to remove makeup:

Step 1: Wash your hands

Did you know? The bacteria and germs from your fingers can easily transfer to your face. Precisely why, it is ideal to wash your hands well before touching your face.

Step 2: Use a cotton pad

Whether you’re using micellar water or facial cleanser, a cotton pad will ease out the makeup removal process for you. All you need to do is soak a cotton pad in makeup remover to get rid of all the makeup.

Step 3: Avoid harsh rubbing

Sweep the cotton pad gently over your face and avoid rubbing harshly. Rubbing your skin rigorously to remove makeup can cause your skin to age faster.

Step 4: Wipe away any residual product

Once your cotton pad comes up free of all makeup and impurities, take a clean, soft facecloth, rinse it under hot water and wipe away any residual product from your face.

Step 5: End it with a toner

End the cleansing process with a toner to restore your skin’s pH balance. Get your hands on the Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing All Over Toner that controls excess oils and helps eliminate breakouts. Toner helps prep your skin for moisturiser.