Make-up routines can be as simple as a tinted moisturizer and some lip gloss or as complicated as gluing on fake lashes and shading your eyelids with an array of shades to achieve the perfect shape. But at the end of the day, the most important step that most women overlook is removing all of her make-up. Being a college student myself, I can totally sympathize with those who come home after a long day, lounge around for a little bit, and become lost in a deep, deep sleep. However, sleeping for hours with the day’s make-up on is actually really bad for your skin. It clogs pores like crazy (think your skin’s natural oil mixing with layers of cakey powder) and deprives the skin of the air it needs. While you are sleeping, your skin is rejuvenating itself. When you have make-up on as an extra layer over your natural skin, your natural skin can’t revitalize as quickly.
There are different ways you can remove make up. You could either use wipes or, what I like to use personally, an oil cleanser. The reason why I prefer an oil cleanser is because I really feel like I am getting out all of the make-up. Some wipes also tend to sting me when I use them, so I think that an oil cleanser is definitely a more gentle option.
Cleansing oils are no longer an Asian skincare secret. Brands from Shiseido to Dermalogica offer these cleansers as a pre-treatment to the regular cleanser, creating a “double-cleansing” regimen. (Dermalogica even named their cleansing oil product the “Precleanse”.) I have tried Dermalogica’s Precleanse and Shu Uemura’s High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Advanced Formula. Although both get the job done, I like Shu Uemura’s more than Dermalogica’s because of its user-friendly pump dispenser and the slight fresh smell it gives afterwards. The bottle is even prettier! However, if you prefer something that has completely no smell, then I would go with the Dermalogica.
Once you dispense some of the oil cleanser into your hands, the first thing you do is rub your hands together, emulsifying the oil. Next, take the product and gently massage it into your face. Once you are sure all of the make-up is gone, wash it all off with water. It should leave your skin feeling refreshed but not squeaky clean. Follow up with your usual cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer, and you should be ready for a good night’s sleep!
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