Whether you were high, tired, sleepy or simply lazy, we’ve all had a night where we forgot to remove our makeup. Of course, the consequences made us regret the decision for a long time after. But we also know we are no superheroes and might end up doing it again. For times like these, keep this morning after guide handy.
Your first reaction after waking up is usually “Oh god, not again!” But before you panic, text your girl gang, stress yourself out and make the situation worse, calm down. Yes, it is the biggest skincare mistake, but we are girls and we can tackle anything, right?
This is a no brainer; the first thing to do is get rid of every trace of makeup, dirt and oil from the previous night. Immediately go for your micellar water or cleansing oil and cotton pads to remove the grime completely. Follow this up with a deep cleansing foaming cleanser. We trust the charcoal-infused Pond’s Pure White Anti-Pollution + Purity Face Wash to extract deep set impurities with ease.
You will also need to exfoliate your skin to remove any gunk that may have been trapped in your pores. This step will also help absorb your skincare products better in the steps to follow. Use a DIY brown sugar and olive oil scrub or a gram flour and yogurt mixture to shed off dead skin as well as deeply clean the pores.
Now that your skin is thoroughly cleansed, use a hydrating face mask that will calm your skin as well as nourish it from deep within. Mix cucumber pulp with two tablespoons of aloe vera gel and apply it as a mask all over your face. Relax while it dries off and rinse after 25 to 30 minutes. This step will keep skin problems at bay.
Last but not the least, finish your skincare routine as you normally would with a daily nourishing moisturiser. It will restore your skin’s lost moisture, maintain a healthy pH balance and bring back the radiance.
Tip: It is okay to use this morning-after skincare routine once in a while. However, if you do not remove your makeup every night and expect your skin to glow, let us tell you it will not! So make it a habit to follow a healthy skincare routine and cleanse your skin before going to bed.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Sep 13, 2019
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.