Do You Have A Makeup Removal Routine?
Usually I post about applying makeup. Today I am posting about taking makeup OFF.
I have always believed that skincare comes first and makeup comes second. But there is one thing that bridges the two -- makeup remover.
I cringe at my old ways of removing makeup. Some days I would just use a makeup remover pad and that's it. Other days I would wash my face with a full face of makeup on and I considered that removing my makeup. Why didn't anyone stop me?! Middle school/high school me was a little clueless. (If you feel personally attacked right now… please keep reading. I’m here to help you take the best care of your skin!)
I have found a combination of products that I love to use to remove my makeup. I love having clean skin, and my makeup removal routine has played a MASSIVE role in clearing my skin.
1) Remove eye and lip makeup with Elemis White Flowers Eye & Lip Make-Up Remover ($34)
I use a cotton ball to wipe away my eye and lip makeup, and this remover takes it off with ease. It is extremely gentle but gets EVERYTHING off your eyes and lips --I'm talking waterproof mascara, liquid eyeliner, the most matte liquid lipstick in your makeup collection. Everything.
2) Dissolve and clear away the day's grime with Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm ($64)
I scoop some of this cleaning balm into my hand and smooth it over my face and neck. It dissolves makeup, daily grime, and pollutants while treating your skin to promote collagen production. I wipe off the balm with a warm, damp cleansing cloth. It smells absolutely incredible (just like roses) and I look forward to using it in the evenings.
And as an added pro-tip. . . you can apply a layer of this cleansing balm to clean, dry skin as a collagen face mask. So good.
3) Wash face with Chuda Everyday Exfoliating Cleanser ($35)
This is my current face-wash (I just started using it for a two-week testing period but have a feeing it’s gonna stay for a while). I love it because it is a gentle daily exfoliator which preps your skin for the rest of your skincare routine.
When I wash my face with this Chuda face wash, my skin feels incredibly soft and I know it’s prepared to absorb the rest of my serums and moisturizer as much as possible.