8 STEPS ON HOW TO REMOVE MAKEUP
1. MOVE YOUR HAIR BACK TO GET TO YOUR WHOLE FACE
Be thorough to make sure you're removing makeup from all areas of your face. If your hair is in the way you may miss the edges of your face which can lead to a build-up of product which could later develop into blemishes or spots due to your pores becoming clogged. Invest in an elasticated hairband to ensure all your hair is kept off your face and that way you'll have better access to your entire face.
2. TAKE YOUR TIME & BE GENTLE
Your face is much more delicate than other parts of your body, particularly around your eye area, which is why it's important to be gentle with your face as you're removing makeup. Skin around the eyes is actually as thin as an egg membrane making it more susceptible to damage such as micro-tears and can feel more sensitive than other areas of your face. Skin around the eyes is also drier than other parts of your face, which is why you should find a hydrating or moisturising product for removing makeup.
3. USE A CLEANSER DESIGNED TO REMOVE MAKEUP
Due to the skin on your face being more delicate than that of other areas of the body, it's important that you're not adding extra strain to it by using a harsh product to cleanse with, or having to apply more pressure to get the same effects when removing makeup. A big no-no is using using baby wipes when removing makeup - these aren't designed to remove makeup and will likely lead to you adding extra pressure and doing more than good for your skin. Instead, you should use products specifically designed for removing makeup such as the NIVEA Biodegradable Cleansing Wipes, enriched with Aloe Vera for an extra boost of TLC for the skin that will do the job and efficiently remove makeup from your face. An added bonus of these cleansing wipes is that they are biodegradable and are made with 100% renewable fibres.
4. MAKE SURE TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE EDGES OF YOUR EYELID
Don't assume that just because you can't see any makeup on your face that it isn't there. A common faux-pas made when removing makeup is to neglect the edges of your eyelid where makeup gathers around your eyelashes. If you like to wear waterproof makeup, it can feel like a laborious task, but it's even more necessary to remove makeup properly. If this isn't removed properly before bed it can lead to irritation and the development of styes, which can be very sore and uncomfortable. One of the best way to remove makeup around the eyelashes is to apply a wet cotton pad or flannel to the area to soften the makeup beforehand, and then follow this up with an effective makeup wipe such as the NIVEA MicellAIR Professional Micellar Make-Up Remover Wipes, specially designed to remove waterproof and stubborn makeup, while also protecting lashes.
5. COTTON PADS ARE BETTER THAN COTTON BALLS
If you choose not to use makeup remover wipes, make sure that you're using cotton pads rather cotton balls, as you'll waste less product using them. Cotton balls absorb too much of the formula leading to waste, and may leave pieces of cotton on your skin, as well as not really removing all of your makeup effectively.
6. USE A CIRCULAR, UPWARD MOTION
In order to remove makeup from your face you will have to rub it, but the best way to remove makeup in this way is to use a circular, upward motion as this helps to stimulate blood flow to the skin which helps the body deliver necessary nutrients to your face in the blood. Wiping your face downwards also drags your face down which can contribute to sagging skin and a loss of skin elasticity if done over a long period of time, but by wiping your face upwards it helps to prevent that.
7. USE A TONER AFTERWARDS TO REMOVE FURTHER TRACES OF DIRT
Toner is used to cleanse any remaining dirt left in the pores after removing makeup. It's a quick absorbing liquid that also removes traces of oil and corrects the balance of the skin which in turn helps to control acne. Even the best makeup remover is likely to leave something left behind, so it gives you added cleansing for clear skin.
8. ALWAYS MOISTURISE AFTERWARDS
Even if you're using a very hydrating cleanser or makeup wipe to remove your makeup, makeup removal should always be followed by adding a moisturiser because wearing makeup dries out the skin, so it's important to lock in all the moisture that you can to keep your skin looking healthy and cared for. Moisturising your skin regularly also helps to prevent wrinkles and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
HOW TO REMOVE WATERPROOF MASCARA?
Water-soluble mascara can gently be removed with micellar water. However, if you need to remove waterproof mascara, micellar cleansing wipes or special eye makeup removers are a good choice. They effortlessly and gently remove eye shadow, eyeliner and waterproof makeup from your skin and eyelashes.
Steps to Remove Waterproof Mascara
- Soak pad with eye makeup remover or micellar water. Special eye makeup removers, such as NIVEA’s Daily Essentials Extra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover or Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover, remove even waterproof mascara and soothe the sensitive eye area at the same time.
- Apply with light pressure to your closed eyelid, allow to soak for a short time – the mascara will dissolve smoothly.
- After a few seconds (count to 5), wipe the mascara carefully with a cotton pad downward or from the inside to the outside.
- Repeat until the mascara is completely removed.
FIND THE BEST NIVEA MAKEUP REMOVER FOR YOU
Makeup Wipes:Make-up wipes such as NIVEA‘s 3-in-1 Refreshing Cleansing Wipes are perfect when you're on the go often or you want a quick and easy way to effectively remove makeup at the end of the day. NIVEA‘s 3-in-1 Refreshing Cleansing Wipes:
- Are enriched with Vitamin E
- Remove make-up and waterproof mascara
- Cleanse your skin thoroughly
- Moisturise and refresh your skin
Makeup Remover Gel:
This is gentle on the skin and is especially good for removing eye makeup as the gel softens the makeup around your eyes making it gentle on your eyelashes. Try the NIVEA Daily Essentials Micellar Eye Make-Up Remover Gel.
Micellar Water Cleanser:
Much like makeup remover gel, micellar cleansing water is gentle on the skin and effective at removing makeup. Discover the NIVEA micellar water range today.
Oil-enriched cleansers contain effective oils that first target tough to remove makeup such as waterproof mascara and then cleanse the rest of the face with refreshing cleanser. If you wear lots of heavy makeup this could be the makeup remover for you. Try the NIVEA Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.