We love putting on that rose-tinted mineral blush, brown eyeliner and cherry berry 24 before leaving to work or party. And why wouldn’t we be: make-up is fun to play with and transformative to boot.
However many of us skip the most important step in using cosmetics – and that is make-up removal.
Experts say makeup removal should be part of our daily skin care ritual because it is crucial for skin health.
But why can’t you use just a facewash
Make-up is typically not created water soluble; if it were we would have it bleeding on our faces within a few hours of application. Most make-up is made to resist sweat, therefore a simple water and soap cleanse cannot dissolve all of it away.
Secondly, dirt, oil and make-up sit in the pores and fine lines on our faces which a facewash cannot access. Over time, the unwashed build-up almost certainly leads to skin problems, such as clogged pores, blackheads and a dull-looking complexion.
Make-up removers are crème based so they can dissolve sebum and cosmetic remnants easily. The process of removal itself, which involves rubbing in the remover thoroughly and wiping with damp cotton or a cloth, helps eliminate dead skin cells and prompt cellular renewal. Not only that, It stimulates skin’s micro circulation due to the massage action.
So important are these benefits that experts suggest using a make-up remover as part of your skincare ritual even if you don’t use cosmetics!
When to do it
Ideally, you should use a makeup remover twice: before going to bed with and when you wake up. Use a quality remover which is allergy-safe and made with beneficial ingredients like green tea, chamomile.But why twice? In the morning, the cleanser rids skin of perspiration and sebum accumulated overnight. In the evening, it eliminates cosmetics and the day’s traces of pollution and impurities.