We’ve all been there – you come home after a wild night out, exhausted, ready to hit the hay. But, wait, wait, wait, you’ve still got your long-lasting makeup on! You can’t really be bothered to spend who knows how long to remove your makeup and do your night-time skincare routine.
But you know in the back of your mind that getting into bed with a full face of makeup is a no-no. So, what can you do? Well, you’ve got two options. One, you can fight off sleep and force yourself to spend the next hour following through with your skincare routine. Two, you can learn quick and easy makeup removal tips and get some well-deserved shut-eye, pronto.
If you prefer the sound of option number two, read on to learn how to remove makeup from your face in an efficient way!
The Best Way to Remove Your Makeup
So, what is the absolute best way to remove your makeup quickly and efficiently? Your bed is calling your name loudly, so you’d better hurry up and come up with an answer!
Don’t go for makeup remover wipes. Sure, they’re convenient to have with you, and they can be useful when you’re trying to travel light. But, it’s usually not a great idea to use them.
Few wipes will have enough product to help you remove your makeup without scrubbing. And that’s a recipe for wrinkles and fine lines.
Instead, use the best makeup remover for your skin – our 3 in One Fresh Cleanser. It’s gentle on your face, but powerful against makeup, grime, and dirt that’s accumulated during the day. You can use it for easily removing face and eye makeup without any extra elbow grease.
And as its name is 3 in One Fresh Cleanser, it will remove your makeup, cleanse your pores, and act as a rejuvenating toner. A more perfect product does not exist.
How Do You Get Makeup Off without Makeup Remover?
If you’ve run out of your beloved 3 in One Fresh Cleanser, don’t worry. There are still other ways to do it without a makeup remover.
If you have any oil-based face cream or moisturizer such as our Clearly Younger Skin Moisturizer, you could use it for removing makeup. Oils in these products will combine with oils in your makeup and effectively remove every last trace of it from your skin.
You’ll just want to wash your face with some water afterwards to remove any residue. If you have a minute more, you could apply the moisturizer to your clean face later and use it as usual.
Can You Remove Makeup with Water?
If you’re all out of every face product that you can use instead of a makeup remover, you’re still not in trouble. You could use water.
But keep in mind that water alone will just smudge your makeup, not remove it entirely. If you’ve ever been to the pool with a full face of makeup, you know what I’m talking about.
You’ll need a makeup remover cloth/glove. These microfiber cloths don’t have to be used with any product besides water. Just make sure you don’t press them into your face too hard. The gentle, circular motion should do the trick fairly quickly.
If you don’t have a makeup remover cloth, but see some baby shampoo lying around, you can use that instead. Baby shampoo shouldn’t irritate your eyes, and it can be an effective makeup remover in a pinch.
Avoid using regular soap and water at all costs. Regardless of how “hydrating” a soap is, it will dry out the skin on your face. Your face is much more sensitive than your hands, and it needs gentler products.
What Is a Natural Way to Remove Makeup?
If you want to go au naturel during your makeup removal process, coconut or jojoba oil is the way to go. These oils are excellent for moisturizing your skin, and they can work wonders for removing your makeup.
Warm a small amount of oil in your hands, gently rub it on your face, then use a cotton pad to remove your makeup. Wash your face with warm water afterwards to remove any potential residue. You’ll be ready for bed in record time, although your radiant face might keep you up.
Why Sleeping With Makeup on Is Never a Good Idea
Every makeup enthusiast knows that makeup was designed to be removed at the end of the day. It doesn’t matter how expensive your products were, or of what great quality ingredients they were made – they need to be taken off. But why exactly? If you can safely wear makeup during the day, what difference does it make if you leave it on at night?
It all essentially boils down to your circadian rhythm – aka your internal clock. It’s mostly dependent on the light/darkness cycle and affects many body functions and processes, including your skin health.
When your skin cells detect light, they take on a defensive role. They protect you from UV radiation and fight off pollutants and free radicals that come in contact with them. In this case, makeup can actually be helpful as it acts as a barrier against these harmful elements and stress factors.
But, once it gets dark out, and you slowly start prepping for sleep, your skin cells go into healing mode. Your body will start producing more melatonin and collagen, and help your skin regenerate from the daily damage.
You’ll want to help your skin heal by introducing nourishing skincare products at this time. And you’ll want to remove all the damaging free radicals and pollutants that got stuck in your makeup during the day.
If you don’t do this, you’ll simply clog up your pores, dry out your skin, and cause redness, irritations, and breakouts. Not really a recipe for healthy, radiant skin the next morning.
Whatever you do, make sure to remove your makeup before hitting the hay. Buy our 3 in One Fresh Cleanser, Clearly Young Skin Moisturizer, or at least some coconut oil, and take good care of your skin. Your makeup will sit better the next day if your face is a clear canvas.