- You scrub your skin
- You use the wrong makeup remover
- You don’t follow up with a cleanser for your skin type
- You don’t pay attention to the lips
- You use only wipes
You scrub your skin
When it comes to getting rid of makeup, you need to ensure that you’re as gentle as possible. When you rub your skin aggressively against a cotton pad, you can cause your lashes to break. Moreover, you also need to ensure that you go slowly because you might even stretch your skin too much causing wrinkles.
You use the wrong makeup remover
An oil-based makeup remover is perfect for those of you with dry skin. The same would not work for those with oil skin. If you have oily skin, use a gel based or a water-based makeup remover. But if you wish to play it safe, use a bi-phased makeup remover that has oil and water both and generally works for all skin types. We suggest using the Lakmé Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover. Its oil and water based formula gets rid of dirt that has accumulated on your face through the course of the day. Use this gently on your face and around the eyes but make sure you follow downward movements.
You don’t follow up with a cleanser for your skin type
Agreed that using makeup remover means you’re getting rid of all the makeup and grime that’s been sitting on your face the whole time. But there’s always leftover residue—makeup and dirt that gets missed out while you remove your makeup. What you need to do is cleanse your skin with a face wash after you’ve removed your makeup to ensure that your skin is squeaky clean.
You don’t pay attention to the lips
Yes, we get it—base makeup removal is crucial to the health of your skin. But no matter how tired you are, you need to ensure that you get rid of your lip colour whether you’re wearing nude lipstick or something bright. Make sure you gently rub your lips and remove lipstick even from the inner corners of your lips.
You use only wipes
If you’re lazy, you’re probably guilty of using makeup wipes. While there’s no harm in using them, they fail to remove makeup fully. Besides, some wipes can also be rather harsh on the skin. Hence, it’s best to pour some remover onto your cotton pads and then go over with them on your face.