Are you removing your makeup properly?
Did you know post make up removal care is more important than removing makeup itself?
In a world where beauty fads reign supreme and every week a new cosmetic trend begins to garner fame, here’s what everyone seems to be forgetting about skincare: It all adds up!
From your facewash to your setting spray, all your skin care and beauty products either make or break your skin. Here, at ML Delicate Beauty, we are advocates of taking care of your skin down to the cellular level. From the research we have gathered, here is the best way to remove your make up!
Step One: Remove Cosmetics Using Oil-Based Products
Oil has the power to break apart the molecules of cosmetics. Whether it’s your foundation or stubborn mascara, take a few drops of natural oil or an oil-based makeup remover and massage all over your face using a soft cotton pad.
Step Two: Remove Grease and Grime with Micellar Water
Micellar water is great for removing the oil that breaks down your makeup. Drench a cotton pad with micellar water and wipe your face clean. Remember, your micellar water should not contain drying ingredients like:
Step Three: Time to Lather Up!
Follow through your routine with an organic facewash that is soap-free, non-comedogenic and oil-free. This will cleanse the remaining product and grime from deep within the pores. The trick to washing your face with a facewash is to sing the Alphabet Song before rinsing it off and patting dry!
Step 4: Bring Out the Toner
A toner is going to help your skin’s pH balance return back to normal after you’ve cleansed it. Depending on your skin type – mature, acne prone or combination, etc. – use an organic or natural toner. Apply a small amount on a cotton pad and swipe once over your face and allow it to dry.
Step 5: Hydrate, Replenish and Rejuvenate!
This is perhaps the most important step of your makeup cleaning routine. After you’ve cleared your skin from all the grime, bacteria and product, it’s time to give it a dose of health and nutrients! For Normal Skin: For skin that is healthy, a basic Vitamin C serum should do the trick. Our favorite is this natural Vitamin C serum packed with antioxidants and emollients like Ferulic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid. For Mature/Acne Prone/Pigmented Skin: Use your regular moisturizer and then follow with this all- natural retinol cream for smoother, even and youthful-looking skin!
Step 6: Specific Area Treatment
Follow through with your eye serums or creams and also your usual lip care routine. You can also cater to breakouts by using spot treatments like over the counter acne medicine.
And voila! You’re done! Healthy, radiant and youthful skin!
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Jennifer Valdino is a Facialist and Skincare Expert. She frequently shares her general approach to caring for your skin through many public speeches. Jennifer truly understands how confidence having a bad skin can be, and she’s passionate about sharing her knowledge for tackling it. She knows first-hand how skin is so intrinsically linked to confidence as well as the best science-backed method to handle it.
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