So, being the big ate, I scolded them the next day, and like a true blue beauty geek, lectured them on the importance of removing makeup and the basic cleanse-tone-moisturize ritual. Here's why you should always, always remove your makeup before sleeping.
- Removing makeup and cleansing your face before bedtime will freshen your skin and allow it to breathe and detoxify.
- Our body naturally regenerates while we sleep. Our skin renews itself by shedding dead skin cells. Cleansing your face will help this natural process
- Makeup can clog your pores if not removed properly, causing pimples, blackheads and whiteheads
- Aside from breaking out, your skin can also get nasty infections from bacteria buildup
- Eye mascara, when not removed properly, may cause lash breakage, or worse, eye infections
- You don't want your makeup all over your pillow, don't you?
- Lastly, it feels nicer and more relaxing to sleep with a fresh, clean face
Tips on removing your makeup and cleansing your skin:
- Use oil based makeup removers for waterproof makeup (mascaras, eyeliners, lipstick) I personally tried L'Oreal Gentle Lip and Eye Makeup Remover, Maybelline Makeup Remover (both a combination of clear and blue liquid ), Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils and Celeteque Anti-Wrinkle Cleansing Oil. All of the above works pretty nicely, but my favorite is still Shu. :) If you're on the budget, baby oil can do the trick.
- It's best to wash or rinse your face with warm water after using makeup removers. It will wash away traces of oil and freshen and hydrate your skin.
- Don't rub too hard especially on the eye area as this can cause wrinkles. Rub your face with cotton or wash cloth in gentle, circular motion.
- After cleansing, apply your favorite toner and moisturizer to condition your pores and lock in moisture. You can use special treatment products like anti-aging or whitening serums before moisturizing.
- Lastly, make sure to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep to give your skin ample time to rest and renew!
My current makeup remover is Celeteque Anti-wrinkle Ultra Hydrating Cleansing Oil. It does the job of removing stubborn makeup, but I can't afford not to wash it off with soap and water nor use it as leave on because I find this ultra rich for my already oily skin.
Almost clean. After this, I proceed with washing my face with Acne Aid soap, toning with Human Heart Nature Tomato toner, applying L'Oreal Youth Code Serum or Celeteque Anti-Aging Capsules and finishing off with Human Heart Nature Sunflower Oil. Who says it's easy to be a girl?
I'd rather see all of the dirt and makeup on cotton pads than my pillow. To think I was only wearing very light makeup that day.
Make removing makeup a daily habit, okay? Better safe and clean than sorry and pimply. ;-) TGIF!
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