The first and arguably most crucial step in your cleansing ritual is removing your makeup – yet a good makeup remover is often one of the hardest skincare products to find. With our highly developed makeup routines, layers of primer, foundation, contour, highlighter and blush, along with waterproof mascara and long-lasting lipsticks are tough to remove. A good makeup remover must, therefore, be at once tough on makeup, yet gentle on the skin. Thoroughly cleansed pores are vital to clear and even-toned skin.
Depending on your skin type, you may have a preference for what kind of makeup remover you prefer. If you have dry and sensitive skin, a soothing, milk-based makeup remover or balm might be the way to go. Another option could be a micellar makeup remover. Light and refreshing, its tiny particles help remove impurities without stripping the skin of oils. For oily skin, while it might seem counterintuitive, an oil-based makeup remover might be what you’re after. Targeting like with like, oil effectively dissolves oil residue and can gently remove stubborn makeup.
Whatever your preference, these makeup removers will work much more effectively than a wipe, which only transfers dirt over your face without actually removing it – not to mention how bad wipes are for the environment, since they are not biodegradable.
To effectively keep spots at bay, be sure to remove all traces of makeup before you go to sleep, otherwise your skin will get clogged and won’t be able to absorb your night-time treatments.
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