Nothing beats the feeling of removing the gunk off your face after a long day. But did you know that the simple routine can wreck havoc to your skin,too? Here are some of the mistakes we’re all guilty of doing so you will take extra care next time:
1. You skip removing your makeup all together.
Even if you only wear a little BB cream every day, leaving that makeup on can have harmful effects on your skin. During the night, your skin regenerates itself. But if your pores are still filled with makeup, they’re not able to breathe and renew. Plus, clogged pores can lead to blackheads and acne.
2. You wash your face after you remove your makeup.
Try cleansing your skin while you still have makeup on, being careful not to smear your mascara onto your skin. Then, when you go to remove your makeup, there will be less to remove and you’ll get a deeper clean.
3. You rub your mascara off quickly.
Have eye makeup under your eyes when you wake up? That’s because you didn’t take the time to remove it all properly. Soak a cotton pad in makeup remover or olive oil, and place it onto your eyelid for two to three minutes. It will break up even waterproof mascara, allowing you to wash it off without pulling at your eyes.
4. You only use makeup wipes.
They’re great in a pinch, but makeup removing wipes aren’t enough to really get all the gunk off your face and cleanse your skin. They really just remove the surface layer of makeup, so if possible, use an actual makeup remover on a cotton pad for a deep clean.
5. You wash your face with your hair down.
Putting your hair in a ponytail is more than just convenient. Having your hair off your face helps make sure you remove makeup along your hairline, too.
6. You swipe “up” while removing mascara.
Close your eyes, and gently pull down on your lashes. Always remove mascara the direction that your eyelashes grow, not the other way around. Pulling up on your lashes can damage them, causing breakage.
7. You remove your eye makeup first.
This is especially important for girls who love bold, stay-put lipstick. Remove your lipstick first by gently scrubbing your lips with a soaked cotton pad. That way, you won’t smear the lipstick onto your skin, which can be tough to get off.