What is the best way to remove make-up?
1. The skin on your face and exposure to the elements
Make-up, pollution, sweat, excess sebum, dead skin cells: the list goes on. Lots of factors can leave the skin gasping for air, which is why it needs tender loving care and to be cleansed morning and evening.
2. Thoroughly removing make-up: your number-one step
Cleansing your face both morning and evening is key to an effective beauty routine. Skincare products and make-up should always be applied to perfectly cleansed skin. Cleansing is especially important at night, as it helps boost cell renewal while you sleep. By getting into the habit of removing your make-up and cleansing every day, you'll be on your way to achieving healthier, more radiant skin.
3. Cleansing 101
There's more to cleansing than simply removing your make-up. Treat your skin to the meticulous, in-depth cleansing routine suited to your skin type. First step: remove make-up. Make-up removers come in lotions, gels, oils or waters... Choose the texture you like best. The eyes often need a little extra attention because of waterproof make-up formulas. The Instant Eye Make-Up Remover and its two-phase formula is perfect for wiping away even the most stubborn products. Step two: cleanse. Use a water-based cleanser to wash away excess sebum, pollution residue, and dead skin cells. As with make-up removers, water-based cleansers come in an array of different textures, from soap bars and foams to scrubs. Choose the one that feels right! Rinse your face with warm water, which is gentler on the skin, then gently pat your face dry with a clean towel to avoid irritation.
Tips for flawless cleansing
Don't skip your morning cleansing. Even if you removed all your make-up the night before, your skin goes into overdrive while you sleep, producing as much sebum as it does during the day, as well as turning over dead cells. Remember to use your fingers to cleanse rather than cotton pads or make-up remover wipes: not only is this a more eco-friendly option, it's also gentler on the skin. Using your fingers means less damage to the upper layers of your skin, and less damage to its hydrolipidic film. Once your skin is perfectly cleansed, always moisturize with a day cream or night cream tailored to your skin type.
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