How to Take Your Makeup Off: 4 Ways

You may have heard that going to bed with makeup on is something you should avoid, and it’s absolutely true. Taking your makeup off every night is key in any skin care routine, and there are several different methods you can try.

5-Minute Crafts will show you 4 simple but effective ways to remove all your makeup.

1. Micellar water

Micellar water is a product that has become popular in recent years. It works with the power of micelles, tiny oil particles suspended in water that attract and remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil from the skin.

How to use it:

  1. Pour some micellar water onto a cotton ball or pad.
  2. Gently wipe on the skin (avoid rubbing and scrubbing your face to prevent irritation).
  3. For eye makeup, press and hold the cotton pad on your eyelids for a few seconds to dissolve and loosen the makeup before swiping.

2. Cleansing oil

Cleansing oils are a more moisturizing option, as they’re oil-based and can leave the skin more nourished after use. Oils are attracted to other oils, like the sebum your skin naturally produces and oily ingredients in certain makeup products. Because of that, a cleansing oil can easily dissolve long-lasting makeup.

How to use it:

  1. Apply a small amount to damp skin.
  2. Massage it gently over the face and around the eyes.
  3. Rinse with water.

3. Vaseline

Petroleum jelly (a.k.a. vaseline) is also a simple and great way to remove any makeup, even long-lasting waterproof mascara that can be hard to remove without rubbing or tugging your eyes.

How to use it:

  1. Take a small amount of vaseline.
  2. Massage it lightly over your eyes and face.
  3. No rinsing is necessary, gently wipe it off instead.

4. Face wash

Skin cleansers contain ingredients called surfactants. These ingredients make it possible for water and oil to dissolve in each other and be rinsed away. And that’s how cleansers work. If you wear light makeup, your usual cleanser might be just enough to remove it without requiring any additional steps.

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