4 Easy Ways to Remove Makeup

I hate taking off my makeup at the end of the day. But because I wear makeup, I have to take it off or I'm basically asking for a breakout. It especially bothers me when I have eye makeup on, because if you wear eye makeup, you know how hard it is to get it all off. Raccoon eyes anyone?

Well, I've been trying 4 different ways that make removing makeup a whole lot easier.

  1.  Oil/Cleansing Oils: I used to be afraid to use an oil on my face because I have really oily skin, but don't be afraid. Not only are oils made to hydrate the skin and seal in moisture, they're also really good at breaking down makeup, and removing it. They have cleansing oils that you can buy. Clinique has a Take the Day Off Cleansing oil. Or you can simply use coconut oil. You just take the oil, rub between your fingers then apply to dry skin, with makeup. The oil is gentle enough to remove eye makeup as well. Then rinse, and use your normal cleanser.
  2.  Makeup Wipes: This is literally my favorite way to remove makeup. You just take the wipe and wipe all over your face and around your eyes to remove your makeup. Don't forget your neck. You may have to use more than one wipe. Then go in with your normal cleanser. My favorite makeup wipes are by Simple. I like the original Simple wipes and the Simple micellar water wipes.
  3. Micellar Water: Drench a cotton pad and wipe away your face and eye makeup. For the harder to remove eye makeup, let the cotton pad sit on the eye, to help dissolve, then gently wipe. After, go in with your normal cleanser. My favorite micellar waters are by Simple, the Simple Micellar Cleansing water and the Derma e Vitman C Micellar Cleansing Water.
  4. Cleansing balms/melts: These are kinda like cleansing oils but in its solid state and not as oily. Again you would rub the cleanser between your fingertips then apply to dry skin with makeup. It helps to break down the makeup. Then add water, rub around some more, then rinse, and go in with your normal cleanser. I love the Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm and the E.L.F Hydrating Gel Melt Face Cleanser. One is definitely more affordable than the other but they both work great!

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Bonus Tip: These methods of removing makeup won't completely help with raccoon eyes. Take a q-tip, apply water or micellar water and wipe along the waterline and lash line to remove any lingering makeup. Then follow with a dry q-tip. No more raccoon eyes!

If you weren't familiar with these makeup remover tips, I hope you try them out! It really makes removing makeup so much easier.

Love & Light,