Guide: Remove The Makeup

Removing the makeup in the evening is a must in order to let your skin breathe and regenerate during the whole night. Understandably, late night tiredness causes many women to fall asleep without removing the makeup, but that can be very damaging to the skin. Leaving makeup on your skin during the night clog your pores and breakout may occur more frequently. When makeup is impacted in the pores, it can make them look larger and after a few days blackheads and pimples may appear.

Before you begin you will need:

  • Eye makeup remover
  • Facial cleanser
  • Cleansing milk
  • A towel
  • Cotton pads
  • Tonic
  • Moisturizer

Step One
Start by removing your eye makeup.
Removing mascara can be very difficult, especially if it is waterproof. To remove mascara and eye shadows you will need an eye makeup remover. Moisten a cotton pad with a little bit of the remover and gently wipe each eye. Close your eyes and carefully rub downwards on the lashes. Repeat this a few times until all traces of mascara are off. Never stretch the delicate skin around the eyes. Use another cotton pad if you have to and remove the eye shadows. In place of eye makeup remover you can use baby oil, wet wipes but never use regular makeup remover on your eyes.

Step Two
For the rest of your face use a cleanser, but never a soap unless it is specially designed for the face. Wet your face and apply facial cleanser. Gently rub into the face and don’t forget your neck. Concentrate on areas where you had makeup on – mouth, nose, cheekbones. Allow the cleanser to penetrate the skin for two/ three minutes.

Step Three
Rinse your face with lukewarm water to remove the cleanser and dry your skin with a towel. Rinse a number of times to remove all traces of both cosmetic and cleanser residue.

Step Four
Tone your skin
Use oil-free astringents appropriate for your skin type. Use it lavishly – apply with cotton pad and wipe until clean. The toners are one of the most important part of your daily regimen. They remove the traces of makeup, dirt and oil that your cleanser may have missed. The toners also reduce pores, eliminate oil and refine the skin.

Step Five
Moisturize your skin
Don’t forget to moisturize your skin after you have removed the makeup.

Other alternatives:

Cleansing wipes – Besides being comfortable and always being on hand, you can use them during the day – to remove the lipstick from the lips, or the greasy eyeshadows.

Olive oil – it can be used to remove the makeup even the eye makeup

Baby oil – it removes all kinds of makeup and is especially good of removing the mascara. It’s appropriate for those with hyper-sensitive skin.


  • Avoid washing off eye makeup with facial cleanser – it can irritate your eyes
  • Don’t use eye makeup remover to remove face makeup
  • Makeup should be removed from every where it was applied to
  • Always apply moisturizer
  • Never go to bed without removing the makeup – it only takes a few minutes
  • Cleansing the face should also include the neck and behind ears area
  • Use soft motions to remove the makeup
  • Never stretch your skin
  • If you can’t remove the makeup, repeat it a number of times
  • Choose oil-free products

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