Removing is as Important as Putting On!
When it comes to make-up, one must be as careful and particular about removing it as she is about putting it on. Once back from an outing or a party, an occasion or simply a family dinner, it is very important to cleanse your face from the minute traces of make-up, so as to let your skin breathe and open its clogs and pores. Sleeping with any form of make-up on can prove to be harmful for your skin.
If you want to wake up the next morning with clear, dewy skin, it is always advisable to wash your face well before going to bed to remove the layers of makeup and/or sunscreen. Such artificial products, along with the chemicals present in them, must never be allowed to act upon your skin all through the night-hours, when the cells rejuvenate and repair themselves. A toner can be used to remove dirt, oil, make-up, however, those with very dry skin can skip its use since it might also drain the moisture from your face, in the process of removing natural oils. Rather, one can use a very good cleanser based on one’s skin type. The skin should first be washed with a foaming or gel cleanser, and later washed off with a warm washcloth, followed by exfoliation. This should be followed by the application of a moisturizer to the damp skin.
The pores of your skin will open up by steam therapy, in which one can drape a towel over one’s head, and then put one’s face above a container of steaming water so as to unclog the pores. This is a very effective technique of making it easier to remove the make-up. Eye make-up, such as eye liner, eye-shadow and mascara must also be removed thoroughly before hitting the bed, and a good eye make-up remover kit should be used for the same. A dampened cotton swab is also good to use. A baby shampoo or extra-virgin olive oil work wonders when it comes to removing mascara, especially for waterproof ones. In order to remove lip-colour, a small dab of petroleum jelly can be gently applied onto the lips, rubbed in with a tissue, followed by the folding of the tissue and blotting the lips. A majority of cosmetic are oil-soluble which makes baby oil an excellent option to remove blush-on, foundation, concealer and so on.
Sleeping with make-up can lead to acne, breakouts, splotches and a host of other skin troubles. No matter how weary you feel, take the grime off your face and let it regenerate while you doze off peacefully.