If you want flawless, clear skin, then it is important to never go to bed without removing makeup but you already knew that. Well, we bet you didn’t know that there is a certain technique to remove your makeup properly for it to be more efficient.

Surprised, aren’t you? Whether it’s keeping your hair away from your face or removing lip makeup first, there are certain ways to make your makeup removal process a lot more effective. Read on to find out what exactly is the correct way to remove makeup...

Always tie your hair behind
 

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.

Always start with your lips
 

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 to your eyes.

Next up, eyes
 

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.

Finish with the base
 

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.

Petroleum jelly to your rescue
 

Petroleum jelly to your rescue

Sometimes removing stubborn waterproof makeup can be a pain. If your makeup is giving you trouble, then apply some Vaseline Original Pure Skin Jelly instead and go ahead as usual with a makeup remover. You’d be completely blown away by how easily this little trick helps even with the most stubborn waterproof formulas.

Use steam at least once a week
 

Use steam at least once a week

CTM routine coupled with exfoliation may not always be enough to take off all the dirt and grime stuck 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.