Whether you like to keep it simple and apply just a little lip gloss to complement your eyeliner, or you prefer to layer foundation like it is going out of style, the fact remains that at the end of the day, it must all come off. Sleeping with makeup on can lead to acne and blackheads and gives your skin a dull appearance over time. It also accelerates the process of aging.
There is a multitude of makeup removers on the market that can have you standing in the aisle scratching your head trying to figure out which one is right for you. With all the claims that the different labels make, it can be an overwhelming task to find the right product for your skin, but it can be exponentially more difficult for someone who has problem skin. So how do you choose?
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The Sensitivity of Your Skin Should Determine the Type of Remover You Choose
If you have highly sensitive or problematic skin, the first thing you should do is consult a dermatologist to determine what your skin type is, and what the triggers are that exacerbate your skin problems. You cannot choose the right products if you don’t know your skin type.
For those who have eczema or rosacea, it is best to look for a fragrance-free hypoallergenic makeup remover. For people with sensitive skin, liquid or cream style cleansers work well because with those your skin will not become irritated by vigorous scrubbing. For individuals who have the skin of a warrior, makeup remover cleaning cloths are an option.
The most important thing to remember when choosing your ideal makeup remover is to avoid all products that contain alcohol and fragrances. Also, the more natural ingredients, the better. There are both water- and oil-based makeup removers, but often natural oil cleansers are the best choice for those with problematic or sensitive skin.
Exercise Extra Caution When Cleansing the Eye Area
You buy waterproof mascara on purpose because you want it to stay on your lashes, not run down your cheeks during a sad movie. But because it is waterproof, it’s harder to remove. It can be tempting to use just any remover that does the trick, but if you do not use the right one you can wind up with puffy, irritated, or infected eyes if all the mascara isn’t removed. Make sure to use a makeup remover developed specifically for the sensitive area around your eyes.
There is a correct way to remove eye makeup, and it does not involve just quickly smearing remover across a tissue and wiping it across your eyes. Take your time and hold a cotton ball with remover on it on your eyelids. Let it sit for at least 30 seconds, so it has time to dissolved the makeup before wiping it away.
Make Sure to Wash Your Face After Using Makeup Remover
No matter how long your day has been, heading to bed right after removing your makeup is a mistake. The point of removing makeup is to prevent clogged pores and breakouts, but makeup remover alone doesn’t clean your face properly.
Much like you used a makeup remover compatible with your skin sensitivity level, you’ll need a cleanser that matches your skin type. No matter what skin type you have, though, cleansing with natural oils is the best choice. For example, CRUDE’s cleansing and moisturizing EVERYTHING oil is the perfect combination of natural ingredients to gently dissolve and remove makeup, cleanse skin, and reinforce the skin’s natural moister barrier.