There are some products that are a must in any beauty kit, but aren’t given as much attention as other… such as the makeup remover! It is as much of an essential as any product used to apply the makeup. But not all skin types can use the same type of makeup remover. Different skin types require different types of removers. Here’s your guide to know which one suits you the best.
Milk-based or cream makeup remover
These have a milky texture and are liquidy in consistency. They are to be used by massaging into the skin before rinsing with water. These don’t reduce the natural oil in the skin. They also moisturise the skin.
Best for: Dry, dehydrated skin.
Oil-based makeup remover
If you have waterproof makeup, these are your go-to makeup removers. The oil dissolves the makeup and makes it easy to wipe off. The natural oils are kept intact. They may be greasier than other makeup removers, so wash your face with a foaming cleanser after using this type of makeup remover.
Best for: Any type of skin
Gel-based makeup remover
These cater to the delicate skin areas like the eyes. They are good for removing waterproof makeup. They work by loosening the makeup, which makes it easier to wipe it off. The gel helps soothe the skin and hydrates it well. It gets activated by water, so one must dampen the face before using this makeup remover.
Best for: Oily skin
This is a multi-use product and can be used as a toner and a cleanser along with a makeup remover. The micelles aka small molecules infused in the water, absorb the dirt and the oil – and any makeup – on the skin. To use this, the micellar water needs to be soaked into a wipe and the wipe has to be kept on the skin for a while before wiping off.
Best for: Any skin type
Makeup removing wipes
These are the lazy girls’ option for makeup removal. These are soaked wipes that have been previously soaked in makeup remover. As they are mess free, they are particularly beneficial for those late nights when you don’t have time to do the whole makeup removal regime.
Best for: Any skin type
The ideal way to remove makeup
- Eye makeup is most difficult to remove, so start with that. Apply the makeup remover to your eyelids and keep it on for few minutes. Letting the remover rest on the eye, helps to soften down the mascara, eye shadow, eyeliner, etc and makes it easier to remove. Use cotton wipe to wipe off the makeup. Don’t scrub, as the eye area is delicate.
- Apply the makeup remover all over the face. Keep it for a few minutes before wiping it off with a wipe. Use clean wipes. If one gets too dirty, don’t keep using it – use a new one.
- Don’t forget to wash your face with mildly lukewarm water and skin-appropriate face cleansing soap. This is a
- Check if all the makeup has been removed or not. If there are spots of it left, repeat the process in those sections till all the makeup is removed – from edges of the eyes, at the hairline, under your chin, etc.
- Once all the makeup has been removed, use an appropriate moisturiser to avoid the skin getting dried up.
We always encounter situations where we have enjoyed our day and get home late with no energy at all to wipe out the makeup. This is something that we all do and it needs to end. Not removing makeup will eventually increase your skin problems. Wearing makeup for prolonged periods of time suffocates the skin and clogs the pores, speeding up the skin-ageing process. Worse still, your skin may start to break out from the entire gunk accumulated and you may potentially ruin your complexion. This is why removing your makeup using the best makeup remover for your skin type is essential every night before snuggling up in bed.