If you want your skin to fight off agents of premature aging and glow in radiance, you should do necessary steps in order to have it. Being lazy or impatient in removing your makeup every night can lead into further skin problems. Bottom line is, you have to do necessary steps and be vigilant in maintaining your skin. In this article, we will teach you the proper step-by-step process in how to remove your makeup.
You are not required to use special lipstick remover in order to take off your lipstick. Just dab a small amount of olive oil (or coconut oil) right on a cotton ball and gently wipe the lipstick off your lips. Depending on what kind of lipstick you are wearing, you can repeat the step until you can’t see stains on your lips.
In case you wear contact lenses, be sure to remove them first before applying any cleansing agent to your eyes. Apply eye-makeup remover on a cotton ball (a non-fragrant one is highly recommended) and gently put them on your eyelids for a couple of minutes. This step is important as it gives the remover some time to soften so you can get it off easily. If you applied multiple mascara coating, ensure to swab your lashes beginning from the roots to the ends.
Tip: Oils like olive, coconut and jojoba can be e a great substitute for chemical eye-makeup removers. Besides, they best work on waterproof makeup, too.
There are two options when it comes to oil. First one is just the natural oil you may actually find in your kitchen, and the second one is the commercially prepared cleansing oils. The latter is a more expensive variant but can be removed easily because of its water-soluble factor. The first one, though much cheaper can clog your pores if not removed completely. However, these are much safer options than the usual makeup removers that contain alcohol.
The key in removing makeup is in your hand motion. Always do a circular motion in wiping off makeup. Don’t forget about your neck as you also applied the foundation there. You can remove the oil with a clean soft face towel that is soaked in hot or warm water. Cover your face with it for several moments and rinse. Repeat this step until you are sure that there is no makeup residues left.
Check on the area near your tear ducks as makeup usually accumulates there and you could hardly see it. Using a wet cotton swab, dab on that area, the lower lash line and the top lash line. If you find any makeup residue, feel free to use oil or your regular makeup remover.