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Take Off Your Makeup the Right Way with Makeup Remover

Forget soap and water and harsh scrubbing—your face deserves a makeup remover that’s gentle but still gets the job done.

You probably know that regular soap and water isn’t the way to go when you’ve got makeup to remove. Waterproof mascara, full-coverage foundation and long-wear lipstick can require more than just a splash to remove—and having the right and best makeup remover products is key to ensure that you’re getting the best skin care.

Not using the right makeup remover doesn’t only leave residue on your skin; it can also clog your pores and lead to inflammation and a weakened skin barrier—not to mention increased breakouts. And you definitely don’t want to put the rest of your skin products on top of a poorly cleansed face.

Here are a few tips for removing your makeup the right way; kick off your skin-care routine with the right makeup remover.

  1. If you’re wearing waterproof makeup, use a waterproof makeup remover.

It might seem self-explanatory, but waterproof makeup needs waterproof makeup remover to take it off. These formulas are designed to break down hard-to-remove products like long-wear lipstick and waterproof mascara. But the best eye makeup remover is a formula that’s also gentle. Using anything too harsh has the potential to irritate sensitive areas of your face, like your eyes and lips.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Gentle Eyes and Lips Waterproof Makeup Remover which gets rid of stubborn and waterproof makeup while still being super-gentle on your complexion. Plus, it’s a non-greasy formula that won’t leave any residue behind.

  1. Get rid of any regular makeup with an effective makeup remover that won’t strip your skin.

Getting rid of makeup that isn’t waterproof still requires an effective product. It’s particularly important to pick a formula that is gentle on your skin but that also helps strengthen your complexion. By using a gentle formula, you can soak a cotton pad and hold it against your (closed) eye to gently wipe away eye makeup without irritating your skin.

Try: L’Oreal Paris Gentle Eye Makeup Remover which also has provitamin B5 in it to moisturize, soothe, heal and help regenerate your complexion.

  1. Finish off your makeup remover skin-care regimen with a micellar water.

Micellar water is French in origin and contains super-effective micellar technology. Basically, cleansing oil molecules are suspended in water and the oil attracts dirt and oil without drawing moisture out of the skin—and without the need to rinse with water. Simply wipe a saturated cotton pad over your face and watch makeup, dirt and debris disappear. Micellar water is an incredibly effective face cleanser. The key? Pick the right formula for your skin type.

  • If you have dry skin, look for micellar water formulas that will improve your skin barrier or add hydration or lipids. The feeling you want to avoid is tightness or any sort of irritation—that means your skin barrier has been compromised, which will lead to more dryness and potential redness and irritation. While you might think hydration starts with face cream, it can actually start with your cleanser and makeup remover.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Micellar Water Makeup Remover for Normal to Dry Skin

  • If you have sensitive skin, you want to look for skin products that have attributes similar to those picked for dry skin, but also pay close attention to any potentially irritating ingredients. These include fragrance, alcohol and harsh soaps. All of these can make any underlying sensitivities (like redness, spots and bumps) flare up.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Micellar Water Makeup Remover for Sensitive Skin

  • If you have oily or acne-prone skin, look for formulas that will help to rebalance or control sebum. The key is in the rebalancing—while you may want to shed excess oil, if you remove it all, you’ll risk causing the opposite problem. (Having dry skin can also contribute to breakouts.) By using a formula that balances sebum, you can remove the excess oil without stripping your skin completely. Balance is key in any skin-care regimen.

Try: L’Oréal Paris Micellar Water Makeup Remover for Normal to Oily Skin

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