We get it, the last thing you want to do after a night out is an 8 step skincare routine. As tempting as jumping straight into bed and worrying about it in the morning seems, the results (pimples popping up) aren’t worth it. Luckily, with the help of professional makeup artist Franceen Denbow, we’ve summed it up in 4 easy steps.
- The eyes
Start by cleaning your eyes. Your eyes are very sensitive, leaving make-up on for too long can lead to irritation or inflammation. Take a makeup remover wipe and rub it gently over your eyelids. Make sure there are no traces of mascara or eyeshadow left.
To remove lashes, apply cleansing water on a Q-tip and rub it along the lash line, to loosen up any glue.
Then you move on to the rest of your face. All that foundation, concealer and highlight clog your pores. It’s time to let them breathe again! Massage a cleansing milk or face wash on your face to dissolve makeup and any other unwanted buildup. Then rinse with lukewarm water. **Even when you are not wearing makeup it is important to cleanse your skin. You will be surprised what comes off your skin due to sweat and pollution in the air.
To get the last of the makeup off, use a toner. Toner removes the leftovers from the cleansing milk and gives your face a nice refreshing feeling. This step is important to close the pores again.
After all makeup has been removed from your face, there is only 1 step left to complete your cleansing ritual. All this cleansing can make your face feel a little dry, so it’s time to take care of your skin! Apply a nice layer of your moisturizer and serum. Don’t forget your lip balm. Your skin absorbs all the product throughout the night, so that you wake up glowing again the next day!
- Take your time
- Soap and water works better than makeup wipes
- Use a cleanser made to remove makeup, like micellar water
- Push your back and clean your hairline
- Do not go to bed with make-up on
- Treat your skin well and try to make an appointment with a beautician approximately every 10 weeks to keep your skin at its best.