How to re­move your make-up

Beauty rule #1: never go to bed with your make-up on. But are you re­mov­ing it cor­rectly? Celebrity make-up artist Enrique Fourie shares his tips

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - CONTENTS -

‘BE DEL­I­CATE AROUND THE EYE AREA, AND ALSO WHEN RE­MOV­ING WA­TER­PROOF LIP­STICK. USE AN OIL-BASED RE­MOVER ON A COT­TON SWAB.’

01.

Use a make-up re­mover speci cally for­mu­lated for eye make-up, as not all re­movers ef­fec­tively re­move prod­uct while still be­ing gen­tle on the del­i­cate eye area. Choose an oil-based re­mover to get rid of stub­born wa­ter­proof eye­shadow or mas­cara. Ap­ply the make-up re­mover to a cot­ton pad and hold it over closed eye­lids for a few sec­onds. This will loosen mas­cara and liner and al­low for eas­ier re­moval.

‘A GOOD MAKE-UP RE­MOVER SHOULD HAVE AN AS­TRIN­GENT AND OIL IN IT TO HELP GET RID OF ALL MAKE-UP RESIDUE. OIL IS THE BEST MEDIUM FOR MAKE-UP RE­MOVAL.’

02.

Cleans­ing milks or creamy makeup re­movers are best for re­mov­ing foun­da­tion. While bi-phase (with an oi­land wa­ter-base) or wa­ter-based re­movers are ef­fec­tive, cleans­ing milk will help to main­tain your skin’s hy­dra­tion lev­els, es­pe­cially dur­ing drier win­ter months. Ap­ply cleans­ing milk on dry skin, let the foun­da­tion emul­sify, then rinse off with warm wa­ter. These cleansers tend to be gen­tle so a sec­ond cleanse is nec­es­sary to ef­fec­tively re­move all trace of make-up.

‘IF YOU DON’T HAVE A CLEANSER HANDY, YOU CAN USE MAKE-UP RE­MOVAL WIPES. I LIKE ROOI­BOS-IN­FUSED ONES AS THEY ARE HY­POAL­LER­GENIC.’

03.

Since our lips are just as del­i­cate as the skin around our eyes, us­ing make-up re­movers de­signed speci cally for lips or one that will not dry out the skin is cru­cial. Try us­ing a make-up re­moval wipe that is al­co­hol-free and wa­ter-sol­u­ble.

‘WHEN­EVER YOU USE CLEANS­ING WIPES OR MAKE-UP RE­MOVERS, AL­WAYS RINSE YOUR FACE WITH LUKE­WARM WA­TER TO RE­MOVE ALL TRACES OF IN­GRE­DI­ENTS THAT MAY IR­RI­TATE THE SKIN. FOL­LOW UP BY LIGHTLY CLEANS­ING, TON­ING AND MOIS­TUR­IS­ING. IF YOU ARE PRESSED FOR TIME, RINSE YOUR FACE AND AP­PLY A MOIS­TURISER TO BOOST HY­DRA­TION AND DO YOUR FULL CLEANS­ING ROU­TINE IN THE MORN­ING.’

04.

Most make-up re­movers have an oil­based so­lu­tion that helps to ef­fec­tively lift make-up, SPF, ex­cess se­bum and dirt. Once the make-up re­movers have done their job to wipe away your face for the day, your skin still needs a lit­tle cleanser TLC. Dou­ble cleans­ing (fol­low­ing make-up re­moval with your nor­mal cleanser) en­sures your face is su­per clean and not stripped of its nec­es­sary mois­ture.

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