Makeup is a fun way to express ourselves, but can be a tricky thing to cleanse from your skin—especially since it’s designed to have some pretty serious staying power! But with just a few handy tips, you can be sure that your skin is completely clean and makeup-free when you want to be.
When you got time
Don’t wait until bedtime to clean the day off your face. If you’re spending the night in, do a thorough cleanse early in the evening when you’ve got the time and energy to do it properly. This will ensure that you’re getting deep into every nook and cranny for proper makeup removal.
A balm cleanser like Ultrabland will remove all of your makeup, so there’s no need for separate products. Ultrabland is suitable for all skin types, and is a great choice for dry, sensitive or mature skin. Its blend of beeswax, almond oil and rose water gently cleanses skin without stripping it of its beneficial oils. Using your fingertips, massage it onto your skin using light upward strokes—this helps to give those facial muscles a good massage, too! Then remove Ultrabland and makeup using a soft, damp towel which can also help to exfoliate, and warm water.
Finish by splashing your face with cold, running water. Don’t fill the sink with water and then splash or you could be putting the dirt back on your face. Gently dry with a soft towel.
When you don’t got time
If you’re really in a rush, making sure your makeup is thoroughly removed isn’t always a priority. A quick scrub up with your favorite cleanser should do the trick, but don’t rely on facial wipes to remove your makeup. While convenient, they’re extremely wasteful, dry out the skin and don’t do a great job of removing all of your makeup anyway.
Instead, hop in the shower with a face and body cleanser like Herbalism. It contains rose absolute to calm the skin, along with kaolin to absorb excess oil and cleanse away dirt. Making it a part of your shower routine is a cinch, and will leave you with clean, makeup-free skin.
For those always on the go, there’s 9 to 5, a cleansing lotion that contains a blend of almond oil, dove orchids and everlasting flower absolute to remove makeup, dirt and grime at the end of a long work day. You don’t even need water—simply apply and remove with a gentle wash cloth made of muslin or soft cotton. Also, if you wear sunscreen or a lot of makeup, do a double cleanse: repeat your routine a second time to ensure that your face is perfectly clean before bed or applying new makeup.
Once your face feels fresh and thoroughly cleansed, follow up with a soothing moisturizer like Celestial. Similar to 9 To 5, it has calming dove orchid extract, plus nourishing almond oil and deeply hydrating cocoa butter. And, for those who love to do a dramatic eye look during the day, a little Enchanted Eye Cream can keep the delicate area around your peepers feeling soft and soothed, with cold-pressed jojoba oil that easily sinks into the skin and calming lavender honey water.
When you want a deep clean
Wearing and removing makeup can be tough on your skin. To keep it looking and feeling its best, choose a face mask. A weekly mask can help to improve the condition of your skin and gives you an excuse to lie back and relax while it works its magic. Plus, studies show that the occasional facial treatment not only helps to cleanse, but also aids in toning and firming the skin.
Mask Of Magnaminty cleans, calms and clears the skin thanks to a blend of oil-absorbing kaolin, honey and stimulating peppermint. Beauty Sleep is packed with ultra-soothing ingredients and fresh fruit juices to give you a youthful glow, and if dry skin is what ails ya, try Oatifix. It’s made with oats, bananas and illipe butter to help keep skin soothed and hydrated.
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