Precise make-up removal is the very core of every beauty routine. Do you know how to do it in the right way? I’m fast to discuss this issue for you today. Thanks to this entry, you’re going to learn a few of my tricks which considerably ease everyday make-up removal of face and eyes. Enjoy!
I have to admit to doing something. I don’t want to admonish you for doing anything because it happened to me, more than once, to go sleeping with my make-up on. It was tremendously destructive for my complexion but, unfortunately, I was too exhausted too many times. Does anyone of you feel me? After the entire day spent at work and on running some important errant across the city, you finally return home. You don’t have enough stamina and you don’t feel like damping cotton pads and wiping make-up off because you’re close to fall asleep standing in front of your washbasin. Therefore, you go to bed and fall asleep just in one second. And in the morning… In the morning there is an unpleasant surprise waiting for you, acne and irritated skin. This is the very reason why we should regularly do make-up removal!
Why make-up removal is so crucial?
Although it isn’t easy to spot this with a naked eye, throughout a day there are a lot of impurities gathering on our face skin – dust, fumes, sebum, sweat, bacteria, etc. Because of them, our skin becomes overburdened; also, they make freely breathing impossible for face skin. Pores become clogged, excessive sebum production activates, skin loses water and is left with no access to fresh air. As a consequence, unsightly blackheads, acne and redness appear.
The only way to stay away from such situation is daily make-up removal, of course. The most important: make-up removal must be precise because the residues left are also harmful, although their impact isn’t that profound. The sad truth is that eye and face make-up removal isn’t a piece of cake – you have to put a lot of effort into it! 🙂
How to do eye make-up removal?
Point 1 – eye make-up removal. Frequently, these are eyes that house most of the cosmetics (under eye concealer, eyeshadow primer, eyeshadows, eyeliner, mascara and sometimes even glitter). It must be realized that eye skin area features the thinnest layer of dermis; it’s way thinner than on any other part of our body.
What should be used to remove make-up from eyes? Depending on the colour cosmetics we used to do our make-up, we can reach either for a regular make-up removing lotion or bi-phase lotion. The letter is definitely better when it comes to getting rid of waterproof products because of the oils such product contains. Basically, you can also make a good use of a natural oil alone, however, I’ll describe the issue of oil make-up removal later.
Eye make-up removal step by step:
- Firstly, take either a cotton pad or a piece of gauze and damp it with a product, don’t apply the cosmetic directly to the face.
- Be gentle, don’t rub your eyelids but press a damp cotton pad to them.
• Wait a few dozen of seconds to let the eye make-up removing lotion melt the colour cosmetics.
• Remove the impurities delicately by moving the cotton pad from the inner corner of the eye outwards.
• Remove mascara by applying vertical motions, just as if you were removing the coats downwards.
• Repeat all the steps until the cotton pad is completely clean.
How to remove face make-up properly?
Point 2 – face make-up removal. Our complexion isn’t as delicate as eye skin area, so we don’t have to bother that much while removing make-up; also, you don’t have to pay a special attention to brittle eyelids. However, this approach doesn’t apply if our skin is sensitive or irritation- or acne-prone. Therefore, proper face make-up removal is the one matching skin type.
What should be used to remove make-up from face? We can use milk, mousse, gel or any other type of make-up remover. Again, I suggest you to match the product to your skin type because this is the only way to avoid irritations as the impurities will be taken off without any trouble. When it comes to make-up removing milk, it is said to contain more nourishing substances and is lipid-replenishing. Mousse or gel, in turn, are lighter.
However, natural oils are believed to be the best for our skin. I take advantage of these substances myself frequently. Removing make-up with the aid of natural oils is one of the greatest ideas ever because there are plenty of such natural products to choose from. Additionally, this is the only option deprived of preservatives and other synthetic substances. Therefore, if you go for make-up removal that is completely natural, and if you don’t want to use regular cosmetics, oils are what you should reach for. They supply face with essential fatty acids that are crucial for proper functioning of dermis. It turns out that make-up removal carried out with the use of natural oils is the most beneficial to our skin.
How to perform make-up removal by applying OCM (Oil Cleansing Method)?
In order to remove make-up using oils, obviously, you need a particular oil blend. Castor oil happens to be the best one especially if combined with a huge quantity of a base oil. The latter has to match with our skin type and its needs (sweet almond oil is the best one for me). You should also make a good use either of a muslin or microfiber face cloth. Something delicate.
- At the beginning, damp your face with lukewarm water.
- Gather a small amount of oils and warm them up between your hands.
- Put the oils onto your face and apply delicate massage.
- Damp a face cloth in lukewarm water and press it to your face.
- Wipe the oil and make-up using the cloth until all colour cosmetics vanish completely.
- Rinse your face with cool water and wash the cloth.
Which natural oil is recognized as the best one for make-up removal? There is no single rule, yet I have a few of my favourite oils. Surely, it’s a good idea to add castor oil into the blend because it matches both our skin and sebum in terms of structure. In general, the more greasy skin is, the more castor oil you should use. As far as I’m concerned, natural oils that can be mixed with castor oil are as following: olive oil, almond oil, argan oil, hazelnut oil and jojoba oil.
Make-up removal – My proven tricks
- Even if I don’t want to remove make-up with oils on a particular day, I frequently put just a few drops of this natural substance onto my face and, after a while, I start wiping colour cosmetics off my face. Fat facilitates washing down hard-to-remove impurities so, in other words, it makes getting rid of make-up way easier.
- If it happens that I use milk to remove make-up (which happens rarely since I prefer micellar lotions), I damp a cotton pad with water before applying the cosmetic onto its surface. Dense milk becomes easier to spread then.
- I use physiological saline to remove make-up ‘no make-up’. This is the most delicate from all make-up removing products. Of course, it won’t pass the exam if you want to free your skin from waterproof cosmetics.
- If you encounter a big problem with removing coats of mascara residing between the lashes, you should make a good use of a disinfected mascara brush. When damp with a micellar lotion, it facilitates brushing the impurities off from between the eyelashes. Give it a try!
Now it’s your turn! Tell us your ways of removing make-up! 🙂