Many women have been there and done that – going home late, and the last thing you want to do is taking off your makeup or wash your face. So you sleep with your makeup on. Removing makeup should not take longer than it does to apply it, but it doesn’t mean you will do it all in one sweep. As much as possible, you must be meticulous in cleaning your face to effectively remove make up. There are different ways to remove makeup, such as using over-the-counter makeup remover, wet wipes and naturally washing with water and cleanser.
Effects Of Sleeping With Makeup
So, is sleeping in makeup really bad? Apparently yes. There are several effects that can happen if you skip washing off the makeup before bed. Sleeping with your makeup on can lead to unnecessary exposure to the free radicals in the surrounding, which the makeup holds on to. These free radicals can breakdown healthy collagen in the skin, which often results into developing of fine lines. Furthermore, makeup can clog skin pores while you sleep, triggering acne breakouts.
If you are searching for ways to remove make up, here are some tips you can follow.
Ways To Remove Makeup
Eyeshadow And Mascara
Eyeliner and mascara are the hardest to get off, but don’t scrub them as the skin around the eyes is really sensitive. Rather than using cotton balls which can leave fibres behind, you may opt to use a cotton pad. Saturate a pad with your eye makeup remover. Hold the pad against your closed eyes – your lids and lashes – for 20 seconds, applying gentle pressure, letting the remover penetrate and dissolve the makeup. After a few seconds, you can start wiping off the makeup.
If you have a sensitive skin, you can cleanse your face with water as it can easily remove light makeup and liquid liner. Meanwhile, an oil-based makeup remover is ideal to get rid of waterproof liner and mascara. It can dissolve the waterproof makeup so you won’t have to scrub your skin.
A simple way to remove foundation from your face is to use a wet facial sponge, cotton ball or washcloth. Most of the foundation and blush will come off after you wipe it over your face, you should be able to see it on the cloth or sponge. Otherwise, you can use a cleanser. Massage the cleanser over your face, hairline, around the ears and under the chin, and leave it for a few seconds. Wipe your face with a wet, cotton washcloth to remove the foundation.
Removing lipstick seems easy, right? You can just run over a tissue and it’s gone! However, there’s a proper and effective way to get rid of your lipstick. Spread a thick layer of petroleum jelly over your lips using your finger. You can literally slather the jelly on, as it will not only help you remove the lipstick in single attempt but can leave your lips moisturised, too. After applying the petroleum jelly, leave it for approximately 5 minutes to let it do its work. Petroleum jelly contains oil that can draw out and dissolve the oil in your lip colour, making it truly effective.
Want to wake up with dewy and glowing skin? Then you should remove make up and sunscreen before you hit the bed. There are various ways you can do to remove it; however, the ultimate goal is to clean your face gently and effectively, not rubbing your face raw.