Makeup is a glorious thing for us COSME-DE girls! It is creative, looks amazing and allows us to express ourselves through the way we look, not to mention it can “disguise” a multitude of skin imperfections such as blemishes, dark under eye circles, uneven skin tone, and pigmentation. BUT, one of the most important beauty rules is to ALWAYS clean your skin properly after a day and / or night of wearing makeup. Your skin needs some super-clean ‘down time’ and not removing makeup properly can result in clogged pores and blemishes. SO, let’s focus on the perfect routine for removing your makeup!
Eye Makeup Removal
For starters, eye makeup MUST be removed thoroughly and gently. The skin around the eyes is very thin and delicate, and can be one of the first places to show signs of aging and also get sensitive and uncomfortable if not treated with care. Try a product that is specially formulated to be gentle and kind to the eye area, like Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover for Waterproof & Heavy Make-up. The two-phase lotion leaves no traces of grease on the skin, rapidly removing even heavy or waterproof makeup, and is suitable for all skin types. It contains Organic Chamomile Extract for soothing and relaxing, Organic Cornflower Water for calming and softening and Organic Rose Water for soothing, refreshing, hydrating. To use, shake well before use. Place a cotton pad soaked in lotion on each closed eye. Gently tap the pad against the eyelid for 10 seconds to dissolve the makeup, then wipe over the eyebrows (from root to point) without rubbing. And all that eye makeup is gone, leaving super clean skin and eyelashes.
Fresh Faced Glow
Now that the eye makeup is gone, you need an excellent all-over cleanse to remove foundation, lipstick and any dirt or impurities from the skin. A cleansing oil is perfect for this, and also gentle and effective for all skin types. If you have oily skin, do not be scared of oil cleansers, as oil dissolves oil, and it is one of the most effective ways to cleanse skin while still maintaining a natural moisture balance and not drying the skin out. Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Anti/Oxi+ Pollutant & Dullness Clarifying Cleansing Oil has powerful Papaya Extract that removes protein stains, and has anti-pollution and anti-oxidation benefits to restore radiance and luminosity to the skin. Just t3 to 4 pumps of cleansing oil onto the palms of hands, gently smooth over dry face, wet face to emulsify cleansing oil and rinse thoroughly with water. When drying your skin, take care to pat gently and not treat the skin roughly!
If your skin is very dry or you are not keen on a cleansing oil, a great cleansing milk is Clinique Take the Day Off. It easily dissolves even long-wearing face makeup and sunscreens. Tissues off or rinses away with water. The residue-free formula helps maintain moisture barrier, leaves skin soft, comfortable. It is ophthalmologist-tested and suitable for those with sensitive eyes and skin.
Foam Up for a Final Cleanse
And, just to get that super clean, fresh feeling, another cleanse can be just what the skin doctor ordered. LANCÔME Mousse Eclat Gentle Cleansing Airy-Foam With Papaya Extract is also suitable for those who prefer the feeling of a foam when cleansing. It is activated with water to create a truly luxurious cleanser that gently cleanses away makeup and impurities, clarifying the complexion and leaving your skin looking soft, radiant and healthy-looking.
And, as you continue your activities with a perfectly cleansed face and skin that is allowed to breathe, you can look forward to our next discussion of all the new products that have been released for 2018 – can’t wait to tell you ALL about it!