Wedding season, in all of its splendor, is in full swing! With a new set of ‘save the dates’ hitting your inboxes and a plethora of potential photo-ops, you may be putting a little extra time and thought into your makeup look. And when it comes to the camera and what shows up in those high-flash moments, a full face beat may be actually what you’re after.
So after the baraat and pheras, no matter how much your feet hurt from showing off your dance moves, taking off that full-face beat is still a must-do. When you wear as much makeup as we do (#cakeface and proud!), you need a cleansing routine that gets rid of every last trace of it, so you wake up the next day with skin that looks clean, moisturised, and refreshed. The best way to erase all of your handiwork? Keep reading on for your crash course in removing heavy party makeup – so you go to bed with clean skin, always.
Heavy makeup can be drying, and it can trap bacteria and dirt on the skin. Gross! Right? If left on, makeup can lead to clogged pores and contribute to breakouts as well. They can cause the skin to look dull and puffy the next morning. And as we all know our skin repairs itself while we sleep, and a layer of makeup prevents the process.
The oil in cleansing balms breaks down heavy makeup, dirt, and oil. Plus, they don’t strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it supple and dewy. Start by massaging the balm onto dry skin with your fingertips in circular motions. You’ll see most of your makeup starts melting. Then, you can add some water to emulsify the balm – it should turn into a milky texture. Then, you can wash it off using water.
When removing heavy makeup, we recommend spending a full minute on the first cleanse. That’s the magic number for a cleanser to have time to break down the makeup. Using lukewarm water and cold water can tighten pores. Thus, closed pores can trap dirt and bacteria. Hot water on the other hand can strip the skin of its natural oils. Make sure you rinse thoroughly and pat – don’t rub!
Double cleansing is the secret to removing heavy makeup. While the first cleanse breaks the makeup down, the second cleanse treats the skin. It’ll help clear away the lingering makeup, giving your skin more of a clean feeling.
NGL, it seems a lot of mascaras were created to withstand an apocalypse. Foundation, blusher, and bronzer will all melt peacefully away. But removing eye makeup is oodles less fun than applying it, especially when it involves rubbing your eyelids raw and shedding a few lashes in the process. This is when a waterproof makeup-specific cleanser comes in handy. Look out for a product that combines oil and micellar water. It’ll help remove the most stubborn waterproof anything in just one pass.
Before you call it a night, give your skin a quick refresh. Use a hydrating toner to make sure you’re giving your skin what it needs. Spritz it all over your face and then proceed with the rest of your p.m. beauty routine.
Hello, squeaky clean skin!
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