How To Remove Your Makeup Properly & Prevent Breakouts

How To Remove Your Makeup Properly & Prevent Breakouts

While it might be tempting to just go to bed without removing your makeup after a late night out or to just remove it while you’re showering, it’s extremely important to remove makeup properly if you want to wake up with glowing skin. Failure to remove makeup properly can result in dry skin, acne breakouts, wrinkles, skin irritation, and even eye infections.

Recently, the “double cleansing” method has become increasingly popular all over the internet and involves using two different cleansers, one that is oil-based followed by one that’s water-based, to get your face as clean as possible, without irritating your skin. The reason behind its popularity is that it ensures that your skin and pores are definitely clean since the oil-based cleanser removes the excess oil and makeup, while the water-based cleanser will remove any remaining dirt from your pores.

Read on for some tips and tricks on how you can remove makeup properly and prevent breakouts.

Gently Remove Your Makeup with an Oil-based Cleanser

Taking off your makeup should be a gentle process and not one that leaves your skin feeling dehydrated or irritated. Experts recommend using cleansing oil as it doesn’t dry out your face and easily softens the makeup so you can avoid harshly rubbing your face. To remove your makeup gently, apply a small amount of cleansing oil on your face and lightly massage using your fingertips for a few seconds or until all your makeup has dissolved.

Pay Extra Attention to Your Eyes

The skin around your eyes is extremely sensitive and fragile, so always make sure to be as gentle as possible when removing stubborn waterproof makeup such as mascara or eyeliner around your eyes. An area that’s frequently forgotten about during makeup removal is the edge of your eyelids, where mascara and eyeliner can easily build up over time, leading to eye irritation and even infections. You can do this by gently wiping a cotton pad over your eyes.

Double Cleanse Stubborn Makeup with a Water-based Cleanser

Once you’ve removed most of your makeup with cleansing oil, double cleanse your skin to remove any remaining stubborn makeup and dirt with a water-based cleanser of your choice. Double cleansing is great for removing and preventing a buildup of makeup residue, oil, dirt, and cosmetic products left on the skin which can result in clogging of your pores and subsequently acne breakouts.

Replenish Your Skin with Moisturizer and Toner After Removing Your Makeup

Makeup removal should always be followed up with a toner and moisturizer to replenish your skin with moisture, ensuring that your skin is kept hydrated and soft. Apply some lip balm on your lips if you’ve removed lipstick, and apply some toner and moisturizer that suits your skin type. Don’t skip this step even if you’re feeling tired if you want to have glowing skin the next morning!

We recommend using the Bathtime Mineral Salts as a facial toner which not only has anti-aging properties but also enhances skin hydration followed by our Water Treatment Moisturizer to lock in the moisture into your skin.