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Cleansers, what are the mistakes to avoid?

Cleansers, what are the mistakes to avoid?

A crucial step in your daily skincare routine, makeup removal can prove to be counterproductive if you continue to make certain mistakes. Here are the four main faux pas to avoid.

Four mistakes that are best removed from your beauty routine.

  • Mistake 1 : Not washing your hands:

    The first thing to do before removing your makeup is to thoroughly wash your hands, especially if you are using a makeup removing oil that requires hand application. Indeed, hands can be real breeding grounds for bacteria, dirt, and irritating products like hand sanitizer. It is therefore important to prevent these from ending up on your face.

  • Error 2 : Choosing an unsuitable product:

    It is crucial to choose a makeup remover that is suitable for your skin type. Be wary of misconceptions, such as the idea that cleansing oil should be avoided for oily skin, when in fact it nourishes and balances the skin's pH without leaving a greasy finish. In summary, thecleansing oil is suitable for all skin types, although dry and sensitive skin should avoid it as it requires rinsing with water. Themicellar water is suitable for all skin types, but it is particularly recommended for combination to oily skin. Lastly, cleansing milk is generally recommended for dry, mature, and sensitive skin due to its soft and light texture, while cleansing gel is more suitable for normal to combination skin.

  • Error 3 : Not being gentle:

    Some people believe that vigorous rubbing is necessary to remove makeup and cleanse the skin. However, this bad habit can weaken your skin. Even worse, if you think that rubbing your eyes hard with a cotton pad soaked in makeup remover will more quickly and effectively remove your mascara or eyeshadow. On the contrary, you will assault your eye contour and irritate it, even though it is a very sensitive area.

  • Error 4 : Neglecting/forgetting certain areas:

    Remember to thoroughly remove makeup from all areas: the neck, eyes, lips, and ears. For instance, inadequately cleansed lips can become chapped, or poorly removed mascara can dry out and make eyelashes brittle, leading to their falling out in clumps. In more extreme cases, mascara residue can slip under the eyelid and cause corneal infection or conjunctivitis. Similarly, a neck or ears that are not properly cleansed can lead to the appearance of skin imperfections, as pores can become clogged with makeup.

Sources:

  • ROBAEI D. Subconjunctival mascara deposition. Ophthalmology (2018).

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