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Make-Up Removal Myths

Make-Up Removal Myths

Posted by Kelly Duncan on 19th Sep 2018

Quite the confusing mess. 

I think we’d all be telling a little white lie if we said we’d never sloped into bed after a long day or eventful night and used a face wipe to take our makeup off. No one is disputing the ease of the face wipe, but have you ever woken up the next day and noticed how horrendous your skin feels?

Some dermatologists would even go as far as to say they’d rather you slept in your makeup, than use a face wipe.

I think most brands have got through the ‘NO ALCOHOL’ stage of the face wipe epidemic but that’s not all that’s bad about face wipes. They pretty much just smear around whatever makeup, dirt, and dead skin is hanging around on your face, leaving a trail of irritated skin in their wake. The preservatives in Face Wipes can cause masses of irritation to even the most resilient skin, let alone anyone that tends to suffer from sensitivity.

So, you’ve officially boycotted face wipes and moved onto Micellar Water. Still easy, could probably do it in bed if you had cotton pads and a bin close by BUT, this is another no-no. We’ve spoken about Micellar Water before but in brief, it's quite literally water with chemicals added that cause your skin to dry and damage your cells. Continuing use of Micellar Water will not only dry your skin, but it will cause premature ageing. The chemicals within it gradually strip away the nutrients that sit on your skin that would have kept it hydrated and protected. Dehydrated and unprotected skin is open to UVA damage, Free Radical Damage and higher risk of Skin Cancer.

“Okay thanks for that. Now I need to completely re-think my bathroom cabinet….”

Not that we suspect our clients of using face wipes or Micellar Water but if you do, we have easy alternatives!

For those in a hurry with 5 minutes to spare before their eyes close:

Clarifying Face Wash. Absolutely no need for a toner after so it’s nice & simple. Dab your face with some water so it’s damp, couple pumps of the face wash onto your fingers, do circular motions around your face (lips, eyebrows, eyelids- the lot!) and then either use a wet muslin cloth to take it off or just wash off with warm water. Tip for mascara, just before you wash the face wash off, close your eyes and gently rub your eyelashes with the face wash you have on your fingers. Yes, you will have panda eyes, but it’ll literally melt the mascara off and then it’ll be bye-bye panda eyes when you wash everything off!

Konjac Sponge once a week for an exfoliation, get rid of the dead skin cells & it’s a nice treat for your skin! Just wet it before you use it, couple of pumps of face wash and away you go!

Facial Oil ever the statement product of our brand, we absolutely swear by our Facial Oils. Whichever oil you use, it will deliver & lock in such powerful ingredients to the deeper levels of your skin, bringing benefit after benefit to your skin. Don’t forget, if you’re using an oil in the morning you’re going to want a cream or something to mattify the oil before applying makeup. If you’re using it at night, you won’t need any mattifying for your pillow!

For those who like to make a thing of their skincare regime, like a cleanse/ tone combo or just fancy a bit more of a pamper:

Clarifying Face Wash is still perfect for this! But if you’re an avid Cleanse/ tone fan then we have the Purifying Cleanser. The cleansing process is exactly the same as the Clarifying but a personal recommendation for this, I like to use wet Organic Cotton Pads to remove the cleanser. Just makes my skin feel softer after.

Restoring Toner. Back with the Organic Cotton Pads, just pop a bit of the toner on the pad and wipe over your face until you feel cleanser free!

Facial Oil, duh.

Face Cream. Creates a soft and mattified feel to your skin with absolutely no dryness. You will feel radiant and bright after this 4-step regime.