Four Effective Ways to Remove Your Make-up
We all want our skin to feel fresh, clean, and look radiant, but achieving healthy looking skin is not possible without removing your make-up effectively first and making sure there are no traces left on the surface of your skin. Here are four ways to make the process of removing your make-up easier and more effective:
Use oil based cleansers to breakdown your make-up
Oil based cleansers are the most effective, as they help breakdown all your make-up – including waterproof eye make-up and liquid lipsticks. Also, these cleansers are usually gentle on the skin and will emulsify as soon as you rinse them off, leaving your skin balanced– not oily or dehydrated.
Use cotton pads instead of cotton balls Flat cotton pads are the best to use with make-up removers, as they feel gentle, sturdy and glide on the skin easily – unlike cotton balls, which tend to feel rough on the skin and leave behind fibers.
Use the double cleanse technique While oil cleansers are effective in breaking down your make-up, they still do not penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and you would still need to use a second cleanser for that squeaky-clean effect. Second cleansers can be the same ones you use when you wake up in the morning and they should match your skin type. For example if you suffer from oily skin, then you should be using a sebum control or gel cleansers. While if you suffer from dehydration or sensitivity you can use a milky one.
Invest in a facial cleansing brush These have become extremely popular in the past few years, but its no gimmick, as these tend to reach the deeper layers of the skin and effectively remove all traces of make-up. Facial cleansing brushes also help exfoliate dead skin cells and smooth the texture of your skin when used regularly. That being said, you need to make sure the brush attachment is suitable for your skin type, especially if you suffer from skin sensitivity.
Check out these make-up removers and cleansers:
– Filorga Foam Cleanser, Dhs 135 from leading pharmacies
– Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water, Dhs 204.75 from Bloomingdales and Harvey Nichols
– The Organic Pharmacy Rose Diamond Exfoliating Cleanser, Dhs 352 from Talise Spa and Harvey Nichols
– Marzia Clinic Cleansing Milk, Dhs 185 from Blush N Curls Salon Dubai
– Hydropeptide Cleansing Gel, Dhs 225 from Tao Spa Dubai and Basharacare.com