Step By Step Guide on How to remove makeup properly

While you spend a lot of time applying makeup to have a perfect look you desire in the morning, you probably, like most, feel too tired by the end of the day to spend a few minutes removing it. However, failing to remove makeup before you go to sleep is a big beauty mistake that you shouldn’t ever make to your skin.

To have that radiant skin and bright natural look, you tend to work so hard that it can be easily damaged by leaving your makeup on when you go to bed. For that reason, specialists advise not to be lenient when it comes to removing makeup, and once you know why you will agree.

Although it won’t cause irreparable harm if you forget to remove your makeup once or twice, however the causes of not removing makeup are:

  • Clogged pores and acne
  • Premature aging and wrinkles
  • Dehydrated or oily skin
  • Dull complexion
  • Eye irritations
  • Eczema, styes, and irritated corneas
  • Eyelash breakage

So let’s talk about how to remove makeup and the tools that would make this daily task easier for you.

1 - Removing the visible traces of makeup from your skin:

In this step, you can use either makeup remover wipes or micellar water to remove the makeup on your skin. Use a cotton pad soaked in a gentle makeup remover such as Johnson’s® Fresh Hydration® Micellar Rose-Infused Cleansing Water and gently wipe your face with it moving in one direction. Micellar water is a unique formula of water with small suspended oil particles that can stick to dirt, oil and deposits of both oil and water origin. Remember not to apply too much pressure or rub your skin roughly. Micellar water will remove traces of makeup like powders, cream and mascara without irritating the skin.

If you find using makeup remover wipes is more convenient, you can pick the type that suits you the best from the collection of Johnson's® makeup remover wipes for all skin types.

2 - Give special care to remove makeup from your eyes

Eye makeup may be the most stubborn to remove, so you should pay extra attention to removing makeup from your eyelashes. Be careful and gentle. Make sure not to rub your eyes to get the makeup off so you can so you don't break your eyelashes. Johnson's® makeup remover range is very effective and would take off your eye makeup efficiently without the need to apply any pressure.

3 - Freshen the skin with a hot towel

Run a clean towel under hot water, making sure the water is not too hot so that it irritates or burns the skin. The evaporating steam from the towel will refresh your skin and open the pores so that they can breathe after a full day of sweating and exposure to various dirt and pollutants. Wring out the towel and place it over your face while it's still steamy, leave it for about thirty seconds, and then gently wipe the eyes and eyebrows to get rid of any traces of makeup that may remain. You probably won't have this much time to do this step every day, but whenever you find it possible, allow yourself to enjoy a professional spa experience and pamper your skin as it deserves.

4 - Moisturize your skin

After you've removed any traces of makeup and dirt from your skin, don't forget to refresh it with proper hydration. Use an effective night moisturizer suitable for your skin, such as Johnson's® Even Complexion Night Cream With Soy & Red Berry to give your skin the nourishment it needs during the night for a radiant complexion in the morning.

Also read why you should not leave your makeup on overnight, here.

Your day may be too busy to apply every step of the skincare routine every day. However, try to remove your makeup with a makeup remover or makeup remover wipes daily to maintain healthy, young-looking skin and an attractive look.