Makeup has become an essential part of our daily lives. Many times we feel like straight going to the bed instead of removing it. After having an exhausting work schedule, hardly anyone feels like removing the make-up. No matter how lazy, we feel, we must remove our makeup before going to bed as it isn’t good for your skin. For removing makeup, various people follow various processes. But using the right cleaning tools is extremely necessary for healthy skin. Unknowingly, we make a lot of mistakes while removing our make-up. Let’s have a look at the 5 major mistakes People hardly know they are doing.
- Using makeup removal products without knowing if they are suitable for skin
The skin is undoubtedly the most delicate part of our body. Being a natural Barrier, it’s continually exposed to damage and radicals. Therefore it’s of utmost importance to keep your skin free from impurities and dirt. However, you need to do that with care. The skin is sensitive and hence one has to apply gentle, dilute, and non-aggressive formulas to clean it from time to time. Especially people who have acne-prone skin or Rosaceae or eczema should take extra care when it comes to their skincare routine. Many of us use products without knowing whether they suit our skin type or not. This happens with most people. If you have used any formula which didn’t go well with your skin type, you would feel squeaky. Always use gentle formulas, especially organic ones while cleaning your face makeup.
- Mistreating the eye region
While removing your eye makeup, be extra careful. Gently wipe off your makeup with the proper cleaning tools. Never use your fingers or be harsh. Use a specially designed eye make-up remover. You can also remove your eye make-up using cotton pads, but be careful not to rub it back and forth too much. It could irritate your eyes. Clean your eye in sweeping motions. When you clean using cotton pads, use two different cotton pads for cleaning both eyes to avoid the spread of any possible infection from one eye to the other.
- Being harsh and aggressive while cleaning the face
When it comes to cleaning your face, always be extra gentle. People try to wipe off their makeup in a hurry so that they can retire to bed. This is a mistake. Your skin might react to harsh scrubbing or aggressive cleaning. Never rub your face. Pat dry using a soft towel or pad. You can buy a special towel or flannel for drying your face, but make sure to change it after every three or four days as bacteria or impurities might accumulate.
- Cleaning the face with very hot water
Use warm water while cleansing your face, but it shouldn’t be too hot. Too hot water is aggressive towards the skin’s natural lipid Barrier which leads to dullness and dehydration. Warm water opens the pores on your face, thus, resulting in it better cleansing of your skin. Coldwater isn’t ideal for deep cleansing. No matter, it’s summer or winter, using mild-warm water is always the best for removing face makeup. Using lukewarm water to wet your face and using it again for washing off your face.
- Cleaning the eyes first
Most of us start cleaning our eyes first, which is not the proper way to clean our faces. Since the eye makeup consists of mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, kajal, and other makeup products, starting with the eye will only spread the dirt to the rest of your face, making you cleaning even tougher. Hence, it’s advisable to start with your lips first.
If you have applied mink lashes, remove them using castor oil. It loosens the extensions, thus making it easier for you to remove them. Once they are removed, apply castor oil again before going to bed.
Apart from your face and eyes and hands, your neck also requires care as signs of premature aging becomes evident there too. Take time to cleanse your neck thoroughly. The same makeup removal products can be used while cleaning the neck though. So these were the common mistakes People generally make without even knowing. Next time, it’s time to remove your makeup, give it toe tone your skin, and don’t be in a hurry.
Video guide for remove your mink lashes: