Let’s get real for a moment – makeup removing is not fun. Period. I mean I am all about painting my face with makeup – I could do that till the cows come home. But makeup removing isn’t fun especially when it’s late and all you want to do is pass out in bed. Nevertheless it’s a cross we must all bear if we want to keep our skin relatively clear. So on that note let’s talk about removing makeup shall we and the 3 steps I follow to get that makeup off my face!
A quick little tip before I get on with the post – removing your makeup as soon as possible makes all the difference! If you do get home in the evenings and you are done for the day, removing your makeup then! Don’t wait till you are just about to go to bed to remove it. if you going to be home for the rest of the day/evening, the makeup may as well come off then. Of course this isn’t always the case especially if you are heading out again or have a late night, but for the days where it is an option – do it! When the sleepy vibes kick in, it’s so bloody hard to will yourself to follow your skincare routine. I’ve been guilty of half ass washing my face and not following through.
Okay, so rambles aside let’s get on with the post shall we?!
- A cleansing oil
Ever since I first tried a cleansing oil it was a complete game changer for me! It is hands down my favourite way to remove makeup and ever since I started using a cleansing oil (for over 4 years now) – I have never ever gone to bed with my makeup on! Now I’m not a girl scout when it comes to being consistent with a skincare routine but I have honestly never slept with my makeup on. So I am at least doing something right. A cleansing oil is applied directly to your makeup filled face – you work it into your face, then wet your hands and go back in to work the oil further in. At this point it turns milky and then all you have to do is rinse off. Boom a minimum of 85% of your makeup is already off! I’ve been currently loving the Palmer’s ultra-cleansing oil & the Burt’s and bees cleansing oil!
- A cleanser
Now while I swear by cleansing oils, makeup can never be removed in just one step – I mean let’s get real, foundations are a bitch to remove. Just when you think you’ve gotten it all off, there’s always some still lingering in the nooks & crannies of the skin. So double cleansing is essential! Any cleanser is fine but I do love me a cream or milk cleanser. You want to pick a cleanser that gives your skin some TLC after a day of makeup wearing to keep it happy.
- Micellar water
Last but definitely not least is micellar water. I absolutely love micellar water, it’s such a versatile product and it really is super gentle on the skin. There are so many micellar waters out there and so many are awesome and affordable so any will do! (Hint there will be a blog post all about them) iIt really does get every last ounce of makeup off and its super refreshing on the skin!
I have been recently playing with the face halo as I got lucky enough to have an opportunity to try them. I’ve only just begun playing with them but they will make an interesting additional step into this makeup removing routine. So I will update you guys on that as I trial them out.
And that wraps up this post! How do you guys remove your makeup? Are you guys into cleansing oils or double cleansing? Drop a comment, I love hearing from you peep! As always I hope you have a great day and I’ll catch up with you guys in the next post.