Using makeup remover at the end of the day is a no-brainer, but did you know that choosing the best makeup remover formula for your type of skin and makeup is just as important?
Taking your makeup off before going to bed is one of the cardinal rules of skin care. Why? Because removing your makeup and using a face cleanser helps ensure that your skin stays clean and clear—not to mention, it also helps keep your pores unclogged and your pillowcase clean. (Just think about all that makeup piling up on your pillow if you don’t cleanse—no thanks!) But not all makeup removers are created equal, and, yes, there is a wrong way to remove your makeup. The best makeup remover will take dirt, debris and makeup away without leaving your skin feeling tight, dry or greasy. Here are a few tips to make sure you’re removing your makeup completely—your skin will thank you.
The best skin-care regimen starts with the heavy stuff
Some makeup products are harder to remove than others (think liquid eyeliner, long-wear lipstick and waterproof mascara). These skin products are designed to withstand water and sweat, so don’t count on regular soap and water removing them completely. Instead, opt for a skin-care product specifically designed to remove heavy-duty or waterproof makeup. L’Oréal Paris Gentle Eyes and Lips Waterproof Makeup Remover gets rid of waterproof and hard-to-remove makeup easily. It’s gentle bi-phase formula helps to take off tough makeup without rubbing and won’t leave any greasy residue behind. Simply put a bit on a cotton pad and swipe over your eyes and lips to remove whatever you need to. Removing waterproof makeup should be the first step in your skin-care routine at night.
Don’t strip your complexion with skin-care products
To get rid of any non-waterproof makeup, make sure to pick a formula that won’t strip your skin but that will get rid of any stubborn face or eye makeup. The key here is to get rid of all your non-waterproof makeup without irritating your skin with any pulling, tugging or harsh scrubbing. L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup-Removing Cleansing Wipes gets rid of all your makeup without irritating your sensitive skin. The best skin-care regime includes a cleanser that is effective but gentle which will also leave your skin super-hydrated.
To really make sure you’ve removed all of your makeup, try a deep-cleaning mask
Getting rid of the dirt, debris and makeup on your skin sometimes requires a really deep clean. Opting for a clay mask that pulls out impurities from the skin that might be trapped deeper is a great option, especially after days or events where you’ve worn more makeup than usual (think weddings, parties or anytime you planned on being photographed). With its combination of clays and charcoal, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Charcoal Mask for Dull Skin makes sure to pull out anything that might be trapped in your pores and leaves your skin fresh and luminous.
To cover all your bases, opt for a classic makeup remover product
To make sure you have removed all of your makeup, finish off your skin-care routine with a micellar water. It uses micellar technology to remove any remaining dirt, debris or makeup without stripping your skin of moisture. Basically, micellar molecules pick up the dirt and makeup from your skin without getting rid of the good oils that keep your skin hydrated and your skin barrier intact.
The key is choosing the right micellar water for your skin type. Here are a few tips:
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