We get it. Spending copious amounts of time on makeup removal at the end of a long day can be up their among the least appealing of tasks; especially when that stubborn waterproof mascara just will. not. budge. But the importance of a proper cleanse, isn’t just advisory - it’s necessary. The effects of inadequate makeup removal range from oiliness, acne breakouts or dryness, yet so many of us aren’t doing it properly (those early morning panda eyes are a huge giveaway...).
But removing your makeup needn’t be a chore; coupled with the right luxurious products - it can be the perfect way to relax and unwind. So follow our tips for removing every single scrap, and leave your skin barefaced, beautiful and radiant
#1 Take off surface makeup with a Micellar Cleansing Water
Focus initially on getting rid of your surface level foundation and eye makeup with a simple makeup remover. Not only will this get rid of the initial bulk of product, but will allow you to get deeper into the skin when it comes to your second cleanse.
A Micellar Cleansing Water , such as our formula with Rose Petals is ideal for this. Using micelles; tiny balls of cleansing molecules suspended in water, it very gently breaks down makeup and purifies the complexion without drying the skin.
Simply soak a soft cotton pad and lightly sweep over your face.
#2 Pay closer attention to your eyes
Mascara and eyeliner can be particularly difficult to remove but it’s so important to get rid of every last scrap. The skin around your eyes is incredible sensitive, so take your time and go gently; Soak a cotton pad with cleansing water, then place it on the upper eyelid for a few seconds, with your eyes closed. Repeat on the lower eyelid, allowing the cotton pad to rest against the eyelashes. Finally, gently sweep the cotton pad from the inner eye to the outer eye, repeating several times. This will help the cleanser to dissolve the product, making it much easier to wipe away.
#3 Always double-cleanse
We did say doing it properly takes time. A second cleanse is essential to remove any remaining makeup. It will ensure that your skin’s not only makeup-free but also rid of impurities and dead skin cells which can all contribute to spots and breakouts.
Opt for an oil-based facial cleanser for your second cleanse, such as our Cleansing Oil with Rose Petals as this will be most effective at breaking down dirt. If you suffer from oiliness, opt for a foaming product such as our Foaming Cleanser with rose petals which will help to remove excess sebum. Apply to dry skin and thoroughly massage into your face, then remove with warm, hot cloth. Ensure not to miss out any harder-to-reach areas, such as the hair line where we can be more prone to spots.
For a deeper cleanse and an indulgent spa-like feel, allow your hot cloth to sit on your face for a minute or so to allow the pores to dilate and make excess dirt more accessible.
#4 Tone after using a cleansing milk
When you use a cleansing milk to remove makeup, it is essential to finish off your cleansing routine with a toning lotion to completely remove the traces of makeup. Don't use the toning lotion alone as a makeup remover. It's perfect for removing excess cleansing milk, but is not sufficient to remove makeup on its own. For that you need to use a micellar water .
Shop the Cleansers with Rose Petals range for perfect makeup removal on the NUXE site.