Makeup is usually too stubborn to be washed off. Washing your face may remove some makeup, but it will mostly just smear it around. Removing your makeup will give your skin a clean look, but it won’t really be clean. How should you properly and thoroughly cleanse your face? Should you use a makeup remover, a face wash, or both?
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Removing Your Makeup vs. Washing Your Face
When it comes to removing my makeup I like to use makeup remover wipes, a facial cleansing oil, or a makeup removing solution. In my experience, cleansing oils and makeup removing solutions work the best, but wipes are convenient on the go or when you’re in a pinch.
I’d recommend using a gentle makeup remover on your eyes so that you are not tugging at that delicate skin to take off your eye makeup. Waterproof makeup can be especially difficult to remove, but a gentle makeup remover should easily erase even the longest lasting liquid eyeliners and mascaras.
The facial cleanser that you choose to use after removing your makeup depends on what your skin needs. For sensitive skin, I love gentle face washes like this one from Peter Thomas Roth. Other face wash options could be pore-minimizing, exfoliating, or moisturizing.
The name of this article is slightly misleading, it’s not really Removing Your Makeup vs. Washing Your Face. Removing your makeup and washing your face should both be done together, every night, to thoroughly clean your very beautiful visage.
What’s your favorite makeup remover? What’s your favorite face wash?
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