I‘m not sure if you know this about me; I really love watching YouTube how-to makeup videos. Contouring, smokey shadow, you name it, I’ve seen it.
But as many as I’ve watched, (it must be in the thousands by now) I’ve never seen one on how to take off your makeup. Come to think of it, I’ve never written about it either. That is, until now.
It goes without saying we should remove our makeup every night.
Problem is, most women still go to bed with a dirty face, and don’t even know it.
And, I don’t want this to happen to you!
Today we’re going to talk about how to take it off the right way in 4 quick, easy steps.
Step 1- Melt
What I mean by melting is breaking down the stubborn eye makeup first. You can do this by using an eye makeup remover. Personally, I’m loving my own blend of Apricot Kernel, Sweet Almond and Avocado oil (watch for the Essential Makeup Remover debut soon), especially if I’m wearing waterproof mascara.
Apply the oil with a washcloth, being careful not to get too close to the eye itself. (If you wear contact lenses, you’ll want to remove them first.
Step 2- Steam
Take a clean, warm washcloth and lay it over your face or 10-20 seconds. This helps to further break down the makeup. Remove the towel and carefully remove the eye makeup along with any extra oil.
Step 3- Cleanse
Use your favorite cleanser to cleanse the rest of the face and rinse well.
Step 4- Tone (IMPORTANT!)
You thought you were done, right? Not so fast! Your skin is not completely clean without finishing with a toner. Toner removes any oil or debris the cleanser may have left behind. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean the cleanser removed it all.
This step is a snap! Use a cotton pad to apply an alcohol-free toner or astringent. Wipe the entire face, and repeat until the pad looks completely clear. You’ll be surprised at what you may have missed before.
We’ve only get one face, and one chance to take great care of it. And trust me. your skin will thank you!
Do you have a tried and true skincare routine? Spill all the details below.