Makeup 101: Removing the Day the Right Way

So you just got in from a great night out, your aching head and tired feet are telling you to hit the sheets, but your makeup-covered face is screaming “wash me!” I know this is the last thing you want to do right now, but removing makeup is really important for your skin, and let’s not forget the risk of getting harmful mascara in your eye!
In order to keep your skin clean, glowing and moisturized it is vital to wash off your makeup. If that’s not convincing enough, makeup removal will at least keep your pillowcase clean, and who doesn’t love a clean pillow?
Below are some great products to help you keep clean.
L’oreal Eye Makeup Remover– $6.99. This remover is not greasy (like many products are) and it gets all makeup off (including waterproof liners and mascaras). It’s a drugstore brand so it’s fairly inexpensive, and, best of all, it smells like roses!
Clinique Rinse-off Eye Makeup Solvent: $16.50. This remover is not sudsy or soapy, and leaves behind no residue. Quick and easy (perfect for those late nights). This remover is a tad on the expensive side, but I think it’s worth it. While I love this Clinique remover, I’d stay away from Clinique’s Take the Day Off remover as it tends to leave skin oily and gross.
Bare Escentuals: bareEyes: $14 This remover is enriched with copper to make skin around the eyes soft. It is safe for contact users and is great for moisturizing and cleansing.
Ponds Deep Cleansing Makeup Remover: $6.63. Even though the smell of this remover kinda reminds me of my mom, it is perfect for days when you wear lots of thick makeup, (perhaps for a theme party). It deep cleans down to the pores and gets off all the gunk on your face, plus this one’s cucumber scent is a little less mom-ish.
CO Bigelow Rose Wonder Cold Cream: $5. Similar to Ponds, this cold cream remover is ideal for taking off heavy amounts of makeup without clogging pores. It’s fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, and fabulously cheap!

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