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Beauty 101: 4 Tips for Removing Makeup

VWB Blog 1 year ago 25

70% of makeup wearers are back to their pre-pandemic made-up faces. Can you relate?

Makeup can be a fun method of self-expression, but when it’s time to remove all of your beauty products at the end of the night, it can be a real pain. It doesn’t have to be!

We’re here with a few helpful tips that can make removing makeup easier. Read on to learn more.

1. Ditch the Makeup Remover Wipes

Makeup remover wipes might look convenient, but they’re ineffective and bad for the environment. Disposable wipes just end up in landfills and they don’t even remove your makeup properly!

Instead of makeup wipes, switch to microfiber cloths or reusable cotton pads. These will be better for your wallet, better for your skin, and better for the environment.

2. Use an Oil or Balm

While soap can certainly work for most makeup, using oil or a cleansing balm is a far better option for most people. It’s gentler on the skin, you won’t need to scrub, and it will make your skin feel soft and smooth.

You can use a specific cleansing balm or you can use oil that you have in your kitchen. Not all skin types will respond well to oils that aren’t formulated for skincare, so if you’re acne-prone, stick with a packaged cleansing oil or balm.

Oil is great for breaking down waterproof makeup and sunscreen. Everything from your spray foundation to your cry-proof mascara will wipe right away.

3. Double Cleanse

Does your skin feel a little too oily after you use an oil cleanser or cleaning balm?  Is there still some eye makeup or lipstick clinging to your skin? No problem.

This is where double cleansing comes in. This is a two-step cleansing process that should leave your skin squeaky clean and smooth. It’s also good for people with oily skin who may want a deeper cleanse after the initial oil cleanse.

Your second cleanser can be whatever one you prefer, but the first one has to be a cleansing oil or balm for the double cleanse to work correctly.

4. Give More Time for Lips and Eyes

If you have a full face of makeup on, removing it can be a process. This is especially true if you wear waterproof or otherwise long-wear makeup. Eyes and lips are notorious for being difficult to clean.

Don’t scrub or pull on your delicate skin. This can lead to wrinkles and skin damage. Instead, put the cleanser on a cotton pad and hold it over the area you’re trying to clean.

For your lips, you can just apply oil like lip balm and leave it.

Leave it there for a minimum of 15 seconds (though you may need to wait longer) before wiping it away. This should help the oil break down the tough makeup!

Removing Makeup Is Easy

Makeup removal doesn’t have to be a challenge. Use these tips to make removing makeup quick and easy without damaging your skin. You’ll see a huge difference!

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