Make-Up Tips: How to Remove Make-Up and Cleanse Thoroughly?

Protect your skin from harmful elements

Harmful elements like pollutants in the air, sweat, excess sebum and dead skin cells can leave skin gasping for air, which is why it needs tender loving care and cleansing morning and night. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is to sleep with their make-up on. Beauty gurus often emphasise on make-up removal, and for a good reason! Sleeping with make-up can cause wrinkles, dry skin and even acne in some cases.

Remove make-up from your face entirely

Now that we know the importance of removing make-up, here are a few things to pay attention to in order to keep your face clean. Cleansing your face both morning and night is key to an effective beauty routine. Skincare products and make-up should always be applied to perfectly cleansed skin, especially at night, to help boost cell renewal while you sleep. Remove make-up from your face and cleanse every day to achieve healthier, more radiant skin.

Other than doing the basic step of cleansing your face, it’s also good to use a face scrub to exfoliate dead skin once a week. To replenish the skin after scrubbing, follow up with a moisturising mask. Remember to use gentle products to avoid the skin feeling dehydrated and irritated. If you’re not sure how to remove make-up, just follow our make-up removal and cleansing tutorial!

Cleansing for beginners

There's more to cleansing than simply removing make-up – here’s how to properly cleanse your face. Treat your skin to meticulous, deep cleansing suited to your skin type.

Step one: removing make-up

Make-up remover milks, gels, oils or waters; choose the texture you like best. Eyes often need a little extra attention because of waterproof make-up formulas. Here’s our make-up removal tip for eye make-up – the Instant Eye Make-Up Remover! With its two-phase formula, it’s perfect for wiping away even the most stubborn make-up.

Step two: cleansing

Use a water-based cleanser to remove excess sebum, pollution residue and dead skin cells. As with make-up remover, water-based cleansers come in an array of different textures, from cleansing milk and foams to scrubs, choose the one that feels right! Rinse your face with warm water, which is gentler on the skin, then gently blot your face dry with a clean towel to avoid friction. This dual-phase lotion is gentle to the eyes and can remove heavy and waterproof make-up instantly without leaving any trace of residue. It is also suitable for contact-lens wearers and people with sensitive eyes as it is ophthalmologist-tested.

Tips to achieve flawless cleansing

It is never advised to skip morning cleansing, even though you’ve removed all your make-up and cleansed the night before. Your skin goes into overdrive while you’re asleep, producing as much sebum as it does during the day, as well as turning over dead cells. Using your fingers to cleanse, rather than cotton pads or make-up remover wipes is not only more eco-friendly, but 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 moisturise with a day cream or night cream tailored to your skin type.

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