After rocking your beauty look, it’s time to wash your face and care for your skin. To start, you must effectively take off your cosmetics. If you need help, read about these tips for properly removing beauty products.

Take Your Time

The old saying “Slow and steady wins the race” definitely applies to removing beauty products. You want to take your time and make sure you get rid of everything. For example, to safely remove gel nail polish at home, you must wrap your fingertips with acetone-soaked cotton balls and aluminum foil to break down the polish. This process is time consuming but essential for proper removal. The same goes for removing any makeup from your face.

Break Down Makeup With Cleanser

Breaking down makeup with a cleanser is another tip for properly removing beauty products. Instead of using makeup wipes, start with micellar water—the compounds rid any makeup, dirt, and oil from the skin. Then, use a facial cleanser to remove any stubborn leftover cosmetics or dirt stuck in your pores.

Don’t Forget Your Hairline

Many people accumulate cosmetic residue around their hairlines, leading to breakouts and clogged pores. Fortunately, you can combat this by washing your hairline. Before removing your makeup, put your hair in a ponytail or use a headband to slick your hair back and be sure to wipe any beauty products from your hairline. It will make a big difference!

Use Cotton Pads Instead of Cotton Balls

Cotton balls break down and leave behind fibers and residue while removing cosmetic products. This can make the removal process longer—and more irritating. Opt for quilted-texture cotton pads instead of cotton balls. The pads won’t shed, and they’ll more effectively get rid of the products on your face.

Follow With Moisturizer

After you remove your makeup and cleansing your face, the next step is to moisturize. Generally, taking off cosmetic products will leave your skin dry, and you don’t want to deal with rough patches or dehydrated skin. Therefore, you must restore hydration with face oil or cream.

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