How To Remove Make Up


  There's a whole range of things that can happen to your skin if you don't take proper care of it by removing makeup at the end of each day. This includes eye infections, skin irritation, broken lashes, clogged pores leading to blemishes, and dry skin. But don't worry, we're here to help. Read on to discover the best way to remove makeup.


Most of us remove makeup at least once a week, so it's important to know what the best way to remove makeup is to ensure we're getting the most out of our skincare and not doing any more damage by using incorrect techniques. Read on to discover NIVEA’s 8 Steps on how to remove makeup and find the best makeup remover for you.

Tip: You can also remove makeup and cleanse your skin at the same time with NIVEA Sensitive MicellAIR Skin Breathe Micellar water.


If you leave mascara on your eyelashes overnight, the fine hairs might break. But what is the best way to remove mascara as gently as possible?

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.
Be careful: When removing makeup from your eyes, it’s important to be as gentle as possible. Mechanical stress such as heavy rubbing or scrubbing can irritate the sensitive skin around the eyes, which may lead to redness and eye wrinkles.


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 Cleanser:

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.