Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Importance of Removing Your Make-Up before Bed

Our make-up has been a huge part in making us look and feel fabulous for those long days or even longer nights.

As much as it is important to primp, it is just as important to take the time to remove your make-up, wash away your never ending day or night out on the town and treat your skin with care.

Before you hit the pillow, take literally 5 to 7 minutes to perform these skin-loving steps:

PROPER EYE MAKE-UP REMOVAL – Take a gentle eye make-up remover and some cotton balls or cotton pads and softly remove your eye make-up. This is important because eye make-up can be stubborn and needs a special cleaner to take it off your face properly. As you remove, keep your eye closed until you are done removing from each side.

Helpful Hint… If you don’t have eye make-up remover, safe alternatives that you can use are baby shampoo (because it is tearless) or extra virgin oil. Also, do not pull your eyes!

CLEANSE YOUR FACEUse your go-to facial cleanser to wash off all make-up from your skin. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat it dry with a soft, clean towel.

Helpful Hint… Stay away from a bar of soap for your face. It does result in dryness, so it is better to use a cleanser suited for your skin type.

TONE YOUR SKINAs much as some people do not own a toner or astringent, it is a good idea to get into the habit of using it in your daily skin care regime. After your wash and dry, use a toner to wipe down your skin. This rids you of any extra oil and impurities on your face.

Helpful Hint… Make sure to research into different toners so you pick one that is gentle and good for your skin type. Otherwise, you could be left with some irritation by using the wrong one.

MOISTURIZE AND HYDRATE, HYDRATE AND MOISTURIZE – We preach this motto all the time and we do it because it is good for your skin! Make sure to use a lightweight moisturizer or night cream before you catch some beauty sleep. Once your skin is cleansed, it goes back to a state where it was retain moisturize and softness. If you moisturize before bed, imagine the silky smooth skin you will have when you wake up!

Helpful Hint… Use an oil free moisturizer or one close to it so your skin is moisturized without any clogging.

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