Makeup removal

Is Your Makeup Removal Making You Look Older?

Why is proper makeup removal so important?

The way we remove makeup is important for several reasons. We all know that sleeping with makeup on is not a great idea for your skin. Even though we may be super tired after a long day or after a long party, hitting the sack with layers of makeup on your face can lead to clogged pores. And then if you apply serum and creams on top of makeup they just won’t penetrate the same way and lose effectiveness. However, did you know removing your makeup the wrong way can lead to aging skin? It can depend on how it is being done, but makeup removal techniques can impact the way your skin ages.

The delicate skin around the eyes is often the area that is most stubborn for makeup remover/removal. Most people use makeup wipes to take off their makeup, as it is very convenient and requires a quick wipe and gets tossed into the garbage. How easy is that? But we have to remember just how delicate the skin around your eye truly is. Any wiping or rubbing motion around your eyes or across your face daily can lead to more skin laxity and stretching of your collagen fibers. And this is seen first in the most delicate areas such as the upper and lower eyelids.

The Best Way to Remove Makeup

  • Start with a cleanser. Washing your face with an oil-based cleanser can help gently lift off caked-on makeup, and even oil-proof makeup will come off more easily with an oil-based cleanser. The added benefit of using an oil-based cleanser is that it will not dry out your skin and leave your skin feeling nice and soft, also permitting your natural oils to stay where they belong. Try out one of our gentle cleansers and see the difference for yourself!
Simply Oil face Wash
  • After gentle cleansing, any residual makeup that has not been removed should be removed delicately with a cotton swab, or Q-tip that has been dipped into liquid makeup remover. When cleaning up makeup around the eyes using a gentle rolling motion will be effective and not lead to any skin damage. The other benefit of using cotton over wipes is the cotton is made of delicate fibers and the wipes are made from paper, which is harsher and can scrape the skin on a microscopic level.
Cotton rounds and swabs

So, when you are looking for ways to improve your skin and maintain a youthful look remember these tips to safely remove your makeup: use an oil-based cleanser and take the extra effort and use a cotton swab or a Q-tip.

Restore Your Skin’s Health

If you have been using wipes and need to treat your skin, consider booking an appointment for Exilis Elite or a Micro RF treatment to restore your skin’s health. Your skin will thank you!

Dr. Papantoniou

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