We all know how important it is to take your makeup off before you go to bed. Sleeping with your makeup on can not only cause breakouts (thanks to some seriously clogged pores) but it can also break down healthy collagen and consequently increase the process of ageing. Put simply: it’s not a step you should be skipping. And with party season well and truly upon us, this boring (but necessary) skincare step is more important than you think. To help you get motivated, we have gathered some expert advice on How To Take Your Makeup Off (Properly) this festive season.
How To Take Your Makeup Off (Properly)
First thing’s first; makeup wipes aren’t enough. Although the easy life is always a temptation, makeup wipes only remove what’s on the surface of the skin, which means both the pores and the dermis are left neglected. So, while they’re OK to use as a first step, they’re not enough to remove makeup thoroughly.
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So, where to begin?
Step One: Steam
Start by tying your hair back to make sure you can see the whole face. This way, you’re less likely to miss any areas, in particular those that are easy to miss, like the hairline, neck and jaw. Next, you’ve got the option of steaming. Whilst not totally necessary, steaming helps to open up pores and deepen the cleanse. Either steam in a hot shower or submerge your muslin cloth in hot water and then put it on your face for 30 seconds.