With make-up being built to last longer and longer, the trick is to cleanse without rubbing your face raw. But since you still need to be thorough (they don’t call it the money-maker for nothing after all) here’s how to do it right, with tips and tricks that we’ve picked up from the experts themselves.
Easy on the eyes.
Ask any girl and they will tell you that mascara and eyeliner are the hardest to get off. But since you don’t want to scrub because the skin around the eyes are thin and the most sensitive, you’ll want to use cotton pads soaked in oil-based remover for the eyes (because what eye make-up isn’t waterproof nowadays?).
Pro tip: Hold the cotton pads over your eyes for longer than just two seconds to give the remover time to dissolve the waxes.
Break it down.
A good daily cleanser should be sufficient to remove your foundation and blush, but don’t just lather on and wash it off. Massage it over your face and let it sit for a few seconds while you work over your hairline, under your chin and around your ears.
Pro tip: Always use a white wash cloth so you can see if you have all the make-up off. The last thing you need is residue make-up clogging up your pores.
Pre-empt having to remove lipstick stains.
Most girls rub off their lipstick at the end of the night using the back of their hands or try to get it off with a cleanser, but a cotton pad with a liquid or cream make-up remover works much better. Plus point? It’ll prevent you from having to scrub it off your pillow case with detergent and a toothbrush.
Pro tip: Get an oily formula only if the lipstick is intensely pigmented or marketed as long-wearing.