If you want to keep your skin vibrant you should always remove your makeup prior to bed. Your skin needs time to breathe while you are in dreamland so it can stay free of irritation, clogged pores and acne. Not to mention, it will be glowing when you wake from your slumber!
And any makeup lover knows that taking makeup off before bed can seem like a real chore, especially after a long day. It can be a challenge to get all of it off, too. Many cleansing products aren’t sufficient in getting all your eye makeup off, and a regular face wash can irritate or burn your eyes, causing severe redness. The eyes are a gentle area, so there must be a better option.
Need For Alternatives
With the evolution of the makeup and skincare industry, there have been many gimmicky, chemically based makeup removers made available that can’t live up to the hype. Which is why using a natural makeup remover that won’t burn or irritate your delicate eyes is the best way to go.
Many people swear by makeup remover wipes, but there are also options for micellar waters or natural oils that are skin friendly and get the job done.
- Makeup Remover Wipes
These are likely the most convenient, but oftentimes don’t remove all of your makeup, so they aren’t recommended for your nighttime ritual. Instead, these pre-soaked sheets are perfect for touching up or correcting mistakes. If you do like the ease comfort of these to remove the majority of your makeup at night, be sure to follow up with a cleanser to rid your skin of all impurities, dirt and dead skin cells.
- Micellar Waters
Itty bitty oil molecules including glycerin along with hydrating properties and mild surfactants, known as micellars, are suspended in water and act as magnets for dirt and oil. When applied to the face with a cotton ball, the micellars instantly grab the dirt, debris and sebum from your face to absorb into the cotton. This light and gentle formula also contains moisturizing components that stay behind on the face, which you don’t have to wash off. If you don’t like the feeling, or feel skeptical if micellar waters work, you can always use a regular cleanser after.
- Natural Oils
Oil has the ability to dissolve oil and because these makeup removing products are viscous, they can pull off even the most stubborn makeup along with dirt, debris, sebum and grime. These are also packed with fatty acids and antioxidants which will also help moisturize and nourish your skin as you cleanse.
Keep in mind that some wipes, pads and natural oils can still contain harsh chemicals. You’ll want to ensure that the product you select has all-natural ingredients. Some might be skeptical as to whether natural cleansers can get the job, but rest assured, there are products out there that can wipe off even the most dramatic makeup. So, look for a trustworthy natural product line and see if you can find the best solution for you.