Because taking it off is just as important as putting it on.
I have been spending a good bit of my maternity leave watching makeup tutorials. When Leo was first born, Joe would often walk in on us binge watching NikkieTutorials while browsing Sephora‘s website for the latest in palettes and brushes.
Of course, makeup removal is something we should pay very close attention to. Layers of products like primer, foundation, and concealer need to be thoroughly washed at the end of the day. A huge part of skincare is knowing how to properly remove makeup.
How to Properly Remove Makeup
Gels, Wipes, and Micellar Water
I was always one for using micellar water to start off my nighttime regime. Whether you opt for a gel, oil, or wipe – be sure you’re using some sort of makeup remover before anything else. Cleansing oils like Elle R Cosmetique’s Makeup Removing Oil will effectively remove all the difficult, gunky stuff: waterproof mascara, primer, etc. A lot of makeup removers can be harsh and irritating. Elle R Cosmetique’s formula is gentle, doesn’t make my eyes burn (hallelujah!), and smells incredible.
After removing my makeup, I go in with a facial cleanser like Elle R Cosmetique‘s Soft Cleansing Gel to further cleanse my skin of any dirt and accumulated ickiness from the day.
Scrub, scrub, scrub
I was never one for exfoliators. I always found them too abrasive and damaging to my skin. After giving Elle R’s Soft Exfoliating Scrub a-go, it totally changed my cleansing game. Exfoliating is not necessary every night. However, when you find the right one for your skin, it’s good to keep it in your routine at least once a week or every month (depending on how your skin reacts to it – you know your face best).
Elle R Cosmetique‘s scrub is 92% natural and vegan. Besides it’s super-delicious smell, it’s moisturizing and has some anti-aging properties to it.
What products do you use to wash your face? What’s your nightly regime? Let me know in the comments below!