Knowing how to properly apply makeup is, of course, important. But knowing how to properly remove makeup is no less important. Perhaps it’s even more important in terms of maintaining your skin’s condition. So, today, we’re going to cover seven crucial points in the art of makeup removal. Read on, ladies...
1. Never, ever skip removing your makeup before going to bed. Even if you only put on a bit of BB cream during the day, not cleaning it up can interfere with your skin’s regeneration cycle and may also lead to blackheads and acne.
2. Try washing your face while your makeup is still on. This way, when you actually start removing your makeup, it’ll be easier to get it all off. (For this step, it’s very important to take care not to smear your mascara—if you’re wearing any—onto your skin.)
3. Speaking of washing your face, try putting your hair in a ponytail before you begin. Besides being convenient, this also ensures that any makeup along your hairline gets cleaned up too.
4. And speaking of mascara, this one might require a bit of extra effort to remove thoroughly. Take a cotton pad, soak it in makeup remover (or olive oil if you want something more natural), and then place it on your eyelid for two minutes or so. This method also allows you to clean up mascara without pulling at your eyes.
5. One more tip for removing mascara: follow the direction of your eyelashes when swiping. This prevents breakage.
6. Still, it’s better not to start cleaning by removing your eye makeup first. Instead, start with your lipstick, which is tough to get off once it’s smeared onto your skin.
7. Makeup wipes are incredibly useful... for emergencies. For regular cleaning, use cotton pads and an actual makeup remover.
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