Someone told me a few weeks ago that they always sleep in their makeup, they don’t wash their face nor do they moisturise. I was somewhat horrified and tempted to say ‘I can tell…’ I held my tongue but still couldn’t believe anyone wouldn’t look after their face!
I find removing my makeup at the end of the day such a task, however I always do it. Since I hate taking the time to remove eye makeup, I have been on the search for quick and convenient products to make the job easier.
My first being the Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil. To begin with this smells divine and has an easy to use pump. I find this breaks down even the toughest of eye makeup with ease and isn’t greasy or irritating to the eyes or skin. This is also just £10 which is terribly inexpensive compared to alternatives I have tried previously.
The Garnier Micellar Cleansing water is my next step, to remove any remaining makeup, including lipstick. This cleansing water is a great alternative to makeup remover pads or wipes because it doesn’t dry out, it’s not too harsh and it soothes the skin.
I find most makeup wipes to be acidic and leave my face burning and so this is a great alternative. I add a few drops to a cotton pad and gently remove everything. It is also really inexpensive and available at Boots.
Once my makeup has been removed, I have been reaching for another Body Shop product, the Tea Tree Clearing Foaming Cleanser, which I use as my face wash.
This is a super product for spot prone skin also. Since I regularly wear makeup, I find it removes any impurities and keeps my complexion free of blemishes.
Lastly I like to use my Spa Find cleanser. This is my favourite cleanser and one I never go a day without. I massage this gently into my skin and remove with two face sponges, leaving my skin clean and soothed. I then finish with Snail Gel and my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream moisturiser.
I feel this combination of products has been working wonders recently and has left my skin in much better condition than its been for a while. Even though these are four products and four different steps just to wash my face, they have been necessary for a makeup wearer like me in keeping my skin clean and clear.
I have been trying and testing many different makeup removers and face washes for the past year and this combination works best for me. These are my essentials but as long as you remove your makeup and wash your face it doesn’t really matter!
What are your makeup removing essentials? I’d love to know!!
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