Why do women wear make-up? Well, it enhances their natural features. Even in the low light you can present a bold face to your public. But, what about after the night is through?
While make-up looks great, your face will feel even better once it’s off. Part of the responsibility of wearing make-up is knowing how to clean it off. Here are some different types of make-up removers/cleaners for your needs.
The health of your face depends on cleaning it thoroughly. Pores clogged with un-removed make-up can lead to acne, pimples and other skin irritations. No one wants that.
Put Your Best Face Forward
Start with a fresh new palette everyday by cleaning your face thoroughly before going to bed. Here are some types of make-up removers to consider.
Eye make-up remover pads – These are pre-moistened pads that are easy to use with no fuss or mess. Simply remove one from the jar and swipe across your eyelids to remove make-up. Some people worry about irritation from the chemicals in the remover on their skin. If so, try a hypoallergenic pad like Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads ($5.50). It works for sensitive skin to avoid redness and other issues. Almay pads are also good for removing waterproof mascara.
Cleansing wipes – If you want something bigger to hold on to, then opt for a facial cleansing wipe. They come in handy pillow pouches to carry with you wherever you go. Choose one that will work well on waterproof mascara without leaving your face feeling oily. Clean & Clear makes an oil free wipe ($6) that is gentle to your skin.
Eye make-up remover solution – You can apply this with a cotton ball or two. It removes dirt and oil without leaving an oily feel to the skin. And it removes waterproof make-up. One of the best on the market is Mary Kay Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover ($15). The bottle is small but a little goes a long way. Make each swipe count.
All over make-up removers – You can remove your make-up not just from your eyelids but also your lashes, lips and cheeks. Try Clinique Take the Day off Makeup Remover ($18). You do have to leave the solution on for a few seconds before removing it. If you feel oily after removal, wash your face with a cleanser.
Eye make-up remover lotions – Eye make-up remover lotions have a slightly thicker formula than solutions. You don’t need an applicator or cotton ball. Simply squeeze the lotion on the tip of your finger and rub it across the eye lid and the lashes. Remove with a damp cloth or cotton ball. Neutrogena ($8) makes a lotion that is hydrating and safe for sensitive skin.
Putting on make-up is only part of the process. Remember to remove it with a cleanser that will leave your face fresh and clean.