My make-up removal routine

make-up removalPutting on make-up can be fun, especially if the reason for putting it on is to
look your best for the great event you are attending. However, removing
the make-up is another story, because this job usually comes at the end
of the day, when you just feel like jumping into bed and falling
asleep. While jumping straight into bed is the more tempting option, it
is important that you spend enough time and effort on make-up removal.
For, without a good and proper make-up removal routine, you will find
that your skin will not behave the way you like it to be.

Easy Make-up Removal Techniques

I have two make-up removal routines – the first is the short version, and
another is the long, elaborate one. At times when I am very tired, I
use the shorter version. I start by squeezing a bit of cosmetic remover
cream onto a few pieces of square cotton puffs. Some people use regular
moisturizer or lotion when doing this, which can work out just fine.
Then, I gently wipe my eyes with the cotton puffs. If I have stubborn
make-up like waterproof mascara, I do this several times. Once my eyes
are rid of cosmetics, I repeat the step on my T-bone and cheeks using
either the square cotton puffs or some make-up wipes. Either way, the
puffs or the wipes must be fresh. I do not ‘recycle’ the puffs or wipes
after they are used at other parts of my face.

The short make-up removal routine ends here. Of course, this over-simplistic regime is thesquare cotton puff
barest minimum one. Going a few more steps beyond this is much better
in the long run. So, if what I have on my face is heavy, or if I still
have the energy to pamper my face some more, I would then proceed to
apply a cleanser, followed by a toner, and then moisturizer. The toner
picks up on whatever left-over traces of make-up on the face, while the
moisturizer serves as a kind of balm on my skin after it has been
subjected to the rather harsh make-up removal routine earlier. This full
regime will not only make my skin feel better, it is also
psychologically calming as I lay down to sleep.

Only the Best Products for Me

I have been using only the best make-up removal products. They smell
fresh, and are gentle to my rather sensitive skin. This means they are
water-based, and without any perfume or alcohol. I believe that a good
facial cleanser applied with a spiral motion on the skin goes a long way
to improve blood circulation, opens up pores, and does cleansing,
exfoliating, and toning on the skin. Most of the time, I actually enjoy
my make-up removal routine!

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