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How to Remove Your Makeup like a pro? Tips from Annie’s Skincare Guide


These days everyone wants to work hard but in a smart way. To all the makeup remover products and accessories available in markets, life has definitely become easy but how to use them is an important area to focus. Kick starting to a fresh day is what we all look up to. If you want to wake up with clean, glowing skin, then you absolutely must take off all your makeup. You’re doing your skin the ultimate favor by taking off your makeup at night.  It is highly not recommended sleeping with your face makeup which can lead to dry skin, acne, and even wrinkles caused by collagen breakdown. Leaving eye makeup on causes its own set of problems, including eye infections, eye irritation, styles, and broken eyelashes. Removing your makeup every night is a skin care must. However long day I had or extremely exhausted or feeling tired, it is my daily routine to keep my skin cleaned of all makeup and dust and dirt before I am off to sleep.

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  1. Break Down Your Makeup with Cleanser

Your daily cleanser should be sufficient to take off foundation and blush. Massage the cleanser over your face and let it sit for 15 seconds, and don’t forget your hairline, under your chin, and around your ears. Then wipe with a wet, white cotton washcloth, so you can really see that all the makeup is gone. If your foundation is long- wearing or you use a face brush, you can go over your face with remover first.  Keep gently scrubbing until no more foundation or blush comes off on the washcloth.

  1. Always Be Gentle with Your Skin

You should be gentle to your skin while removing makeup and should never leave your skin dehydrated or irritated. Any oil based cleanser will soften your skin and loosen the makeup, so you don’t have to rub like crazy.

  1. Take Advantage of Steam Heat (occasionally)

You can also steam your face before washing. The steam will loosen up your pores and make it easier for the cleaner to penetrate the skin deeper to remove makeup and debris. This might have the extra time to steam your skin, but it’s a good occasional option.

  1. Give your Eyes Extra Attention

Mascara and liner are the hardest to get off, but you don’t want to scrub — the skin around the eyes is the most sensitive. It is preferable to use a cotton pad and either an oil-based (for waterproof products) or oil based eye makeup remover specifically for the eyes. Pre-soaked pads are fine. Close your eyes and hold them over your lids and lashes for about ten seconds to give the remover time to dissolve the product before wiping.

  1. Get Rid of Any Excess Oil

After you’ve removed your eye makeup, take another pass with makeup remover soaked pads to make sure you get off any last bits of product and the excess makeup remover, too. This final pass will prevent mascara circles in the morning and improve your makeup application the next day. No one likes to wake up with raccoon eyes.

  1. Use an Oil-Based Makeup Remover to Remove Long-Wearing Lipstick

Any lip scrub initially works to remove the initial layer of most lipsticks. However, you need an oily formula only if the lipstick is long-wearing or intensely pigmented.

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What to Do After Cleansing Your Skin and Removing Makeup

After you have removed your makeup perfectly, you can follow up with any toner, moisturizer, or serums you like to use. When you wake up in the morning, you’ll be ready to take on the day with squeaky clean skin. All your hard work the night before will pay off when you can jump straight to your sunscreen and day serums, rather than having to start by washing off last night’s makeup.

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