It is incredibly important to remove your make-up every night! Yes I know, even when you feel too lazy and the thought of having to stand there in front of the sink for several minutes (at least) to take everything off, makes you want to close your eyes and just say “ugh, screw it”! BUT truth is, leaving all the dirt, chemicals, and oil on your skin overnight is SO bad and can lead to many different skin conditions like acne, wrinkles, rashes, enlarged pores…etc. So, you definitely need to force yourself up and into that sink every night!! I can’t say I’ve tried every product out there but I have tried several for my sensitive skin, and I wanted to share a few items I use and absolutely swear by. I always love trying new products, but these are the ones that so far I keep going back to.
Since the foundation I use is a full-coverage and I top it off with powders, I need something that can really take everything off. I always wipe my face with make-up removing towelettes. Although I have more than one I like, the ones I enjoy using most are the Yes to Cucumbers Hypo-allergenic Face Wipes. They smell SO good and feel super soft on my skin. Wiping very gently…one face wipe, helps remove MOST of my makeup before even moving onto my next step.
I wash my face with my tested and self-approved Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash! I have to tell you, I have spent so much money on over-priced washes that claim to be natural or anti-aging, etc. And although their claims are great selling points and perhaps actually are beneficial in some way…it means nothing if it doesn’t actually do it’s job by removing all the gunk on your face! I find that this face wash suds (without drying my sensitive skin), doesn’t sting my eyes if it does get it them, and removes my make-up gently and effectively! Until I can find something better, and for the low price… it’s definitely a must-have for me. It really does work like a charm!
The eye area is so delicate and wrinkles super easy, so I like taking an extra step each night to gently remove my makeup in that area, because leaving residue will only contribute to aging. I use the Almay (or CVS brand) Longwear & Waterproof Eye Make-up Remover Pads AFTER washing my face. It’s oil-free and hypo-allergenic. Very gently wipe the entire eye area, without pulling or tugging the skin. It’s enough to safely remove the leftover make-up without irritating or drying.
This step I really only do once or twice per week. I use the Clarisonic Mia 2 Brush and gently exfoliate my skin. It comes with a mini face wash that suds up really well, but I do use my own face wash with it too. Exfoliating really helps to deeply unclog your pores and allow your serums and moisturizers to absorb better.
I know there are many other products out there that can work wonders on different skin and probably would benefit mine as well, however while I continue to run tests 🙂 …these just happen to be the ones I use more often that I don’t have any problems with. I’d love to know your thoughts, and what products you swear by that remove your make-up!