It happens to everyone. A very long day at the office, a dinner at the restaurant and coming home the desire to take off makeup They are bad. However, we have learned that those few minutes we spend removing makeup are – without exaggeration – the salvation of our skin.
sleep with makeup on It’s bad, it’s well known. But even a bad make-up removal does not help to make the skin shine. Moreover, it would be a real shame to lose those minutes that we devoted with so much tenacity and perseverance to removing our make-up by going the wrong way. How to remove makeup? Is the same product sufficient for eyes and face? Use make-up remover wipes or disposable cottons? Can you put makeup remover oil on your eyes every day?
We answer these and other questions through these 8 mistakes to avoid when removing makeupand that we’ve probably all committed at least once, or we used to and now we don’t anymore.
Use disposable cottons
To remedy this error, it is necessary to start from two premises. The first is that cotton swabs can only be used on the skin if they are of the maximum quality. This makes them soft and delicate. But luxury, high-quality cotton towels aren’t as easy to find on the market, and their price is too high for what they do. The second reason is purely ecological. Why create more waste when you can do without it? Replace the usual disposable cotton pads for removing makeup with reusable cotton pads that can be washed and reused over and over again. They come in a variety of materials, such as bamboo fiber, cotton, and microfiber. They can have a round shape, like classic pads, or wider, or even in the form of a rectangular fabric.
Use makeup remover wipes
Make-up remover wipes should not be used on daily skin care routine as they are potentially irritating to the skin barrier. Most of them are not sufficiently impregnated with product and therefore lead to greater pressure on the face and eyes to remove makeup. They should only be authorized in two cases: when traveling, because they are undoubtedly more comfortable, and only if they are of very good quality, that is to say well impregnated with product. Reusable pads or the microfiber make-up remover cloth, combined with the right products, such as micellar water or make-up remover oil, are the best solution to try.
too rough friction
If I know removes make-up from the skin of the face like that of the eyes, you should never apply too much pressure or rub. On the face, it is preferable to perform light and gentle strokes and to let make-up removers, such as oil, act. If you wear a lot of makeup and feel the need to expend more energy removing it, use your hands to massage in the oil, without pulling too hard. In the eyes, the product should be massaged in very gently with the fingers, or the pad should be left in place without pulling. The risk of breaking the eyelashes and irritating the skin is very high.
Use eye makeup remover oil
Each region has its own product. There are specific make-up removers for the face and other specific products for the eyes. There are also universal ones for each area, but care should be taken when using them on the eyes, especially if they are oil-based. Prolonged, day-to-day use of eye makeup remover oil can cause fatty buildup along the ciliary rim, causing discomfort such as a stye. Always choose a specific oil-free product in this area. An example? Micellar water for eye make-up removal and make-up remover oil for the face.
Use harsh facial products
However, the softness does not only apply to the eye area. Facial skin should also be treated in the same way. For remove make-up and cleanse then, choose gentle products that remove make-up by affinity and that do not contain exfoliating particles.
Do not wash your face after removing makeup
Removing make-up and cleansing your face are two different steps, which must be carried out one after the other. The application of make-up removers should always be followed by cleansing, not only to remove makeup remover and trapped makeup, but also to clean the skin. A cleansing oil, for example, will do its job of encapsulating makeup, but it won’t cleanse your skin on its own. Instead, a second step with a cleanser specific to your skin type will remove all oil and traces of makeup and cleanse your face.
Does not restore the hydrolipidic film of the skin
Although the delicacy is the real secret of make-up removal, even the lightest gestures and products may not fully respect the integrity of the skin barrier. Tap water, which is usually hard, is also a contributing factor, as it removes the protective hydrolipidic layer of our skin. The result, which at first glance may seem like clean, oil-free skin, will backfire with a rebound effect that will cause the skin to produce even more oil, or cause it to dry out and tighten even more. To avoid this, when you’ve cleansed and removed makeup, immediately apply a toner and essence, either by spraying it on or applying it with your hands. Skin will be immediately soothed and ready for serum and moisturizer.
Do not clean the contours of the face
A very common mistake is to neglect the contours of the face, for fear of wetting the hair roots and possibly ruining the crease. This not only leads to incomplete make-up removal which leaves makeup on the skinwhich can then be found on the pillow, but also leads to an accumulation of impurities down to the hair roots, which will smother the hair bulbs and can lead to dandruff or dandruff.
Article originally published by Vogue Italia, vogue.it. Adapted by Monica Silveti.