Removing makeup before falling asleep is a basic step in skincare, especially when you have applied the entire makeup. It can not only prevent your makeup from contaminating your pillow, but also stop the damage to your skin.
At present, the types of makeup remover products mainly include cleansing oil, cleansing cream, cleansing milk, makeup remover, and makeup remover wipes.
1. Cleansing Oil
Cleansing oil is almost the strongest in cleansing products. The cleansing oil has the strongest oil solubility and is suitable for removing oily water-repellent makeup and heavy makeup.
2. Cleansing Cream
Compared with cleansing oil, cleansing cream contains a small amount of water. Its makeup removal ability is also better, and it can also remove heavy makeup and waterproof cosmetics. But its cleansing power is weaker than cleansing oil.
3. Cleansing Milk
The moisture content of cleansing milk is much higher than that of cleansing cream. For some waterproof cosmetics, cleansing milk is difficult to remove. But if you are light makeup, using makeup remover is completely enough.
4. Cleansing Water
Cleansing water is the weakest one among the first four makeup removers, and it is suitable for removing light makeup. However, the cleansing water is relatively mild and can maintain moisture in the skin when removing makeup.
5. Makeup Remover Wipes
Some people are accustomed to using makeup remover wipes for convenience. However, makeup remover wipes are not the best choice. Makeup remover wipes can remove makeup from the surface of the skin. However, it is difficult to remove the cosmetic residues accumulated deep in the pores, and may cause clogging of the pores.
When using makeup remover wipes, you need to rub your skin hard to clean your face well. This can easily damage the sensitive skin around the eyes.
The Correct Way to Remove Makeup
You need to choose the right makeup remover according to your makeup. The correct makeup removal steps can keep your skin in an ideal state. Below, take the cleansing oil as an example to introduce the correct makeup removal steps to everyone.
Step 1: Remove eye makeup and lip makeup
To remove eye and lip makeup, you need to use a special eye and lip makeup remover. Gently press the cotton pad soaked in the makeup remover on the eyes and lips for about 10 seconds to allow the makeup remover to fully dissolve the makeup. Then wipe off the make-up outwards, paying attention to pulling it in one direction.
If you use waterproof mascara for your eye makeup, you can carefully wipe your eyelashes with a soaked cotton swab.
Step 2: Remove facial makeup
Keep your face and hands dry, and then apply an appropriate amount of cleansing oil on the face evenly. Carefully rub the sides of the nose and around the lips.
Emulsify the cleansing oil with water and wash the face with water. Be careful not to rub the skin excessively. If the makeup remover stays on the face for too long, it will stimulate the skin to develop acne.
Step 3: Use cleansing milk to clean again
After using makeup remover to remove makeup, some of the makeup removers may remain on the face. At this time, you need to use cleansing milk for the final cleansing.
Step 4: Apply toner after cleaning
Skincare after removing makeup is a necessary procedure. Use toner to add moisture to dry skin. Then you can perform your usual skin care routine.