Typically, dermatologists recommend cleansing your face of all make-up before going to bed, and rightly so. Just washing your face doesn’t work all the time as some remnants of the Foundation Makeup Cream, eyeshadow, lipstick, or Smudge-proof & Water-proof kajal are often left behind. We’ve all been there at some point. So, here’s some beauty wisdom for you to ‘clean up your act’ for a pretty clear face:
1. Make-up remover wipes:
This is one of the easiest and hassle-free ways. It does not need water and you can use it on the go. You even get to see what all make-up layers have come off of your face, which is oddly satisfying. Look for alcohol-free options to prevent your face from getting dry after use.
2. Soap and water:
Wipes are an excellent way to remove make-up. But a cleansing session should ideally follow to ensure complete removal. This way your pores get cleaned up of the remaining make-up particles and deter the development of pimples or blackheads. Make sure to use a soap that suits your skin type.
3. Make-up remover spray:
This is an eco-friendly way of getting rid of your stubborn make-up. You have to lightly spray the product on your face and let it sit for a few seconds. Then wipe it off with a soft cotton cloth. While using this, you won’t have to rigorously scrub your face and damage your skin as well as eyelashes. It is one of the most effortless ways of make-up removal.
4. Face make-up remover:
Squirt some of the product on a soft cotton pad and gently remove your make-up. Lenphor’s after-party maestro bi-phase make-up remover is one of the best make-up removers out there. It is a 100% vegan, a cruelty-free product with no presence of sulphate, paraben, phthalate, and mineral oil. It works like a charm in two phases. The oil phase rinses the make-up gently, while the water phase hydrates the skin, leaving it more refreshed and smoother.
5. Micellar water:
It not only cleanses the skin but hydrates it too. It acts like a magnet to all the impurities and make-up particles lodged up in your skin pores. Use a cotton pad and pour some micellar water on it and wipe it across your face until it is completely free of make-up. The plus point here is that no rinsing or rubbing is required before or afterwards.
6. Cleansing oil:
This acts as an effective eye make-up remover and it is particularly very useful if you have dry skin. Cleansing oil removes stubborn mascara, eyeliner and kajal without the need for any aggressive rubbing. A few drops on a flat cotton pad are enough. It is quite nourishing and well-suited for the delicate skin around your eyes. To avoid the extra-oily complexion after using it, cleanse your face with a regular facewash or soap.
7. Toning after cleansing:
Toning is an extra step of cleansing. It helps remove any make-up remaining after rinsing off your face. All you need to do is take some drops of toner on a flat cotton pad and rub it gently across your face. It also helps unplug your pores. Opt for the non-drying toners to prevent any moisture loss.
8. Cleanse that hairline:
Foundation does go all the way to your hairline. Just throw all your hair into a ponytail and make sure that you wipe off every trace of make-up. Avoiding this will lead to clogged pores and breakouts near your hairline. Your roots might end up getting a little wet but it’s all worth it.
9. Finish it with a moisturizer:
It's very important to apply moisturizer after every make-up removal ritual. You can lock hydration on your skin when you moisturize on an already damp face. Also, apply some lip balm to your lips to prevent dryness and follow it up with some eye cream too.
10. Steaming face before washing:
Natural and effective. Take a bowl of steaming hot water and hold your face over it for a minute or two. The steam helps loosen up the pores and makes it comparatively easy for the cleanser to penetrate the skin layers to remove make-up and pollution particles. This is a bit time consuming but the benefits are ample.
The above tips should make it to your daily night routine. It is a skincare necessity to remove make-up before you go to bed, because as they say – prevention is better than imperfect selfies!