Here are my tips and tricks to removing makeup- its more than just using a face wash...
- Use an oil based eye makeup remover on an exfoliating cotton round.
The exfoliating cotton round also makes a difference. I got mine at Walgreens and They work so well because one side is textured with little dots like a basketball and the other is smooth. The textured side is great for scrubbing the face (cheeks, forehead, nose) and the smooth side is perfect for delicate eye areas.
2. Cleanse face with a daily cleansing soap.
I love the Clinique Liquid Facial Soap which is part of their 3-step system. I just ran out today when I was washing off yesterday's makeup! Now I will be giving Kheils a try. I'll keep you posted on how it works.
My tip for washing your face is to use cold water to rinse it off and then pat your skin dry with a towel instead of rubbing because the skin on your face is really gentile and you do not want to make it red and wrinkly...
3. Use a toner on a cotton round (smooth side) all over the face.
I have been using the toner in the same 3-step system by clinique. The pump on this product is really nice and it does not burn like some toners do.
4. The last step is to moisturize
Yes yes.... I know... another clinique product.... but seriously. My skin has never been as good as it is right now and I have been using this system for 6 months now. This is the dramatically different moisturizing gel and I use this all over my face. Around my eyes I use a heavier anti-aging cream from Lancome. Don't forget to moisturize those lips! Use a heavy balm to sleep in or let it sink in for 15 minutes before putting on lipstick.
And Ta-Da! beautiful clean skin!
Kelsey, the College Cosmetic