One of our favourite things about makeup is how much room there is for creativity. One day you might go for a subtle natural makeup look and the next you might be rocking a statement lip colour or smokey eyes look - it’s up to you and your imagination!
But as any makeup enthusiast knows, learning how to remove makeup properly is just as important as learning how to apply it.
If you want clean, healthy, and radiant skin, taking off every last trace of makeup before bed each night is essential. And while a makeup wipe might be fine in a pinch, it doesn’t always cut it: To get your skin squeaky clean, you’ll need a multi-step night time makeup removal routine. Read on for our easy makeup removal tips and learn the best way to remove your makeup at night now.
5 Reasons To Remove Your Makeup Every Night
First thing’s first: A night time makeup removal routine isn’t just about taking off your makeup. It’s also about making sure your skin is cleansed, hydrated, and perfectly prepped to make the most of the natural skincare products you apply to it.
The best night skincare routine starts with a deep cleanse and finishes with layers of hydration that help your skin recover during your eight hours of beauty sleep. Any traces of makeup left on your face overnight can interfere with this recovery process, and can clog your pores, cause breakouts and even accelerate ageing - especially if you make it a habit.
Still not convinced it’s worth the effort? Removing your makeup every night will also:
Lift impurities, oil, and grime from the surface of your skin, so they don’t clog your pores.
Reduce the bacteria that causes breakouts.
Help prevent irritation and redness.
Remove rough, dead skin cells and speed up cellular renewal.
Stimulate and circulation for a healthy, glowy look.
How To Take Off Your Makeup In 3 Easy Steps
If you’re intimidated by the idea of a multi step skincare routine - don’t be! With our 3 step routine, taking off your makeup couldn’t be easier.
Step 1: Wipe The Day Away With The Remove-ME Micellar Cleansing Water
Think of natural micellar water as something like a makeup wipe - only better. As part of a daily skincare routine, micellar water effectively removes makeup, dirt, and excess oils to leave skin feeling fresh, firm, and hydrated.
Our Remove-ME Micellar Cleansing Water is certified vegan and certified Cosmos Organic, 99% natural and free from harsh ingredients, making it suitable for all skin types. Plus, it’s packed with Coconut Water to boost hydration and strengthen the skin’s surface, and Kakadu Plum to plump and firm the skin. This natural makeup remover is also infused with our signature WildBerry Harvest™, a potent berry blend that delivers a heavy dose of hydration all night long.
Watch: How to use micellar water properly
Step 2: Exfoliate With Polish-ME Face Exfoliator
Now that you’ve removed your makeup without wipes, buff away any dead skin and pollutants with the certified Vegan Polish-ME Face Exfoliator. This 100% natural exfoliator works to gently smooth stubborn dry patches and improve the skin’s texture.
Thanks to Coconut Water and WildBerry Harvest™, it leaves your skin feeling plump and hydrated - not tight and dry, like many chemical exfoliants do. The best exfoliator for sensitive skin, it also contains Acai Berry to brighten the skin, and Jojoba Oil to lock in all that moisture.
Watch: How to use the Polish-ME Face Exfoliator
Step 3: Cleanse Your Skin
By this stage in your night time makeup removal routine, your skin should be feeling soft and hydrated, so it’s time to give it a deep clean. To do this, reach for your favourite natural face wash, cleansing oil, or gel and follow our directions below.
Curious about oil cleansing? Our certified Vegan Super Hydrate-ME Cleansing Oil is luxurious and gentle on skin, making it the best cleansing oil for beginners. With just a few pumps of product it melts away makeup and impurities, and nourishes and softens the skin with the help of Avocado Oil. Chamomile reduces inflammation, while Macadamia Oil hydrates the skin without blocking the pores.
If you’re new to oil cleansing, it’s easier than you think - and ideal for all skin types, including oily skin! Here’s what to do:
- Add 1-2 pumps of oil to your palm.
- Massage the oil into dry skin, focusing on any congested areas, like the T-zone and around the nose.
- Wet your fingers, a cotton pad or a washcloth, and massage your face in circular motions. This will emulsify the oil and lift any impurities.
- Rinse your face, and you’re done!
Watch: How to oil cleanse
If you prefer an oil-free face wash, you’ll love the certified Vegan Purify-ME Gentle Cleanser. It gently purifies and soothes the skin without stripping it of any moisture - plus, it smells amazing.
The cleansing gel for oily skin is bursting with skin superfoods, like Coconut Water and WildBerry Harvest™ to boost hydration and strengthen the skin’s barrier. It also contains Kakadu Plum, which contains more Vitamin C than an orange!
Watch: How to use a gel cleanser
Wake Up To Clear, Healthy Skin
Your skin works hard to repair and regenerate overnight, so it’s important to go to bed with a clean canvas that gives it the best chance to recover. Getting in the habit of removing your makeup every night will help you achieve this, and serve your skin well for years to come.
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