How to Remove Makeup: Tips to Get Every Last Bit Off Without Irritating Your Skin

Claire Miles
Sep 14, 2021

Even if you are not the kind of person who puts on makeup every morning, you probably know the importance of removing it properly before going to bed. Removing all products from your face lets your skin breathe, reducing the risk of developing pimples, redness, and other types of blemishes, as well as promoting cellular renewal.

The most important tip when it comes to cleansing your face is to take your time, especially when it comes to eye makeup. Apply your makeup remover and let it sit while you brush your teeth and floss – this will give the product time to soften your mascara and eyeliner so you don’t end up with smudges under your eyes the next day.

Woman using cleansing pad to wash face

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When it comes to the best products to use, we’re sorry to say makeup wipes don’t make the cut. They are a great first step to remove some makeup before cleansing your skin, but they can’t remove all of it. Even after wiping your face, make sure you wash your face with water and face wash to remove all residue. If you don’t like makeup wipes, we recommend using micellar water or cleansing oils to remove your makeup. These products are the most effective ones when it comes to removing even the most stubborn pigments.