Face Cleansing Made Easy
Makeup removal is the last step in your makeup routine. After you’ve worn your makeup all day, you might be tempted to skip taking it off, but don’t. Your complexion will benefit by just taking a minute in the evening to cleanse your face. It’s a simple process to add one or two new makeup tips to your skin care regimen.
Makeup Removal Tips
The skin on your face is thinner than the skin on the rest of your body, so use a gentle touch. Apply light pressure, but remember not to tug or pull your skin. Remember, the area around your eyes is especially sensitive.
Taking Off Makeup:
1. Use vaseline on your lips to remove all day lipsticks.
2. Baby oil can be used to remove mascara, eyeliner and eyeshadow.
3. Cheek gels and waterproof foundation can also be removed with baby oil.
4. Use either cotton pads, cheap wash cloths or makeup removal wipes.
5. Finish by washing your face.
“Gentle makeup removal pampers your skin.”
Cleansing Your Face
Taking off your makeup is the first step of the process. Afterward, you’ll want to cleanse your skin. Think of it as allowing your skin to breath for the night. You have several options and which one you choose will depend on your skin type:
- If your skin is dry then use a creamy face cleanser product.
- Oily skin types often prefer a foaming type of cleanser to remove the excess oil.
- If you have acne then select one of the products made to treat it.
- Baby shampoo works on your eyelids and lashes if your skin is oily in those areas.
Apply your favorite skin cleanser to your face and use a light circular motion to gently massage the excess oil off. You can use your fingers, a wash cloth or even a special brush like the Clarisonic to get your skin clean.
Pat your skin dry with a towel. If you apply moisturizer then put in on while your face still feels slightly damp.
If you have acne, let your skin dry completely and then apply your acne treatment products.
Some women feel like their makeup removal method isn’t effective unless they use a toner. With the new face cleansers available today, toners are no longer a necessity. However, if you feel like you don’t really get your face clean then use a toner for sensitive skin. They tend to be more gentle.
Makeup Artist Trick: Take one part face toner and add one part distilled water. It waters down the strength of the toner and it goes twice as far.
Make sure you are sleeping on a clean pillowcase. This is especially true if you have acne. It only takes a second or two to change the pillowcase and it can make a big difference in your complexion.
Removing makeup is a simple process and you’ll find that if you do it every night it just takes a couple of minutes. Think of it as the final step of makeup application.