We focus so much on beating our faces to the gawds, that we often forget the importance of properly cleaning the canvas. I know, after ladies’ night, (and a few patron margaritas) your main concern is getting out of that dress and into your bed. Makeup can be a playground for bacteria, and not removing it properly does a lot of damage such as: dry/brittle lashes, loss of lashes, dry skin, less oxygen is able to get to your skin, enlarged pores, clogged pores, eye irritations and infections, acne, wrinkles, dry lips (especially if you love matte lip products), and the list goes on. Let’s talk about some ways to remove your makeup and keep that face looking good.
I don’t know about you, but I am quick to reach for waterproof everything when it comes to my eyeliner and mascara. I like to make sure the last pic I take on a night out looks just as good as the first one (I do it for the gram). One mistake a lot of beauties make when removing eye makeup is excessive rubbing. The eye area is very sensitive, so you want to be as gentle as you can be. Excessive rubbing and tugging effects the skin around your eye and can pull out some of your lashes. The best thing to do is grab some cotton balls and pour on your remover of choice and dab the area. Give the makeup remover time to work, then gently wipe down and away. Repeat the process until all the makeup has successfully been removed.
The darker the lip, the more likely a stain will be there! Aggressively rubbing your lips to remove your lip stick or lip stain may not be the best method. Grab some Vaseline and a wet washcloth, then gently rub your lips in small circular motions. Once all the color is gone you can apply more Vaseline or your favorite balm for moisture. My mother does this process, but uses a soft bristle tooth brush instead of a wash cloth.
There are times I look in the mirror and my face is so on point, I get a little sad when it’s time to remove my masterpiece. You guys know we have all been there. You can keep it classic by purchasing a jar of cold cream and putting it on all over your face. Cold cream can be used on your face, eyes, and lips to aid in makeup removal. There are so many options when it comes to makeup removers/cleansers, choose what you know works for your skin type. You want to use your finger tips and be gentle, the skin on your face is not like the skin on your elbows. You want to make sure that when you wipe your face, there aren’t any traces of makeup. After you clean your face, don’t forget to put on your moisturizer.
I can’t stress enough the importance of taking care of your skin. Not only does makeup look better on healthy skin, but also healthy skin looks better on those makeup free days. Okay ladies… Right hand on your favorite palette, left hand in the air and repeat after me, “I will remove all my makeup from my face because I want healthy skin and clean pillow cases.”
Written by: Karla with a K