We love, love, love putting on makeup but boy is it a pain to take off. Whether it’s been a long day at work or a big night out on the town, some nights we just want to flop into bed without having to go through all the hassle of cleansing. Until, that is, you find that magical makeup remover that makes you love taking off your makeup just as much as you love applying it.
But what sort of cleanser should you choose? First things first, work out what it is your skin needs. Do you need a balancing cleanser that will help get rid of a shiny complexion or do you need a hydrating solution that won’t dry out your skin as it cleanses?
Luckily there are hundreds of different types of makeup removers to choose from. Lots of cleansers are oil-based as this helps the formula to slide makeup off the skin without dragging, but this can be counterproductive for oily-skinned ladies. If you struggle with blemishes and shine throughout the day, go for an oil-fighting product like Kaeso’s Rebalancing Cleanser. Natural ingredients like mallow and cucumber will soothe problem skin while witch hazel will help to stave off oily patches, refine pores and fight blemishes.
If you struggle with dry skin however, an astringent cleanser is the last thing you need. The harsh chemicals in many cleansers strip skin of moisture as well as makeup and can leave naturally dry skin feeling tight, sore and even scaly. If this sounds like you, opt for a hydrating cleanser packed with natural ingredients such as aloe vera that will smooth and soften the skin while it cleans.
But wait! Just before you go to swipe your new cleanser all over your face, remember that not all makeup removers are suitable for using on your eyes. To avoid damaging that most sensitive area of your face, it’s best to opt for a specialised eye makeup remover like this one from Strictly Professional. Designed with tough mascaras in mind, formulas like these will get rid of eye makeup without the need for rubbing and pulling at the delicate skin around the eyes. Clean lashes and no wrinkles? Win, win.