1. Makeup remover – This is obviously the first thing that comes to mind when you talk of removing your makeup. A good makeup remover can definitely take off most of your makeup, however, it can strip your face of its natural oils which can definitely be a problem, especially if you have dry skin. Moreover, makeup removers are pretty much ineffective against a number of liquid lipsticks and mascara, however, recent products have proven to be heavy duty and effective in taking off your entire makeup and leaving you with a clean and fresh face, without dehydrating your skin too much.
2. Cleansing wipes – This is another traditional makeup removing product everyone is familiar with. A makeup removing wipe can really help you avoid weird makeup mistakes that may happen throughout the day, and it can help to take most of the makeup off quite gently.
If you are using makeup wipes as your primary cleanser, you can pretty much get most of it, however, you will probably have to tug and pull at your skin quite a bit which can be a problem and cause irritations for sensitive skin types.
3. Lotion – Lotion is a great option to melt off stubborn makeup like a liquid lip and can be quite gentle on your skin. Like a moisturizer, lotion can come in really handy when you don’t have traditional makeup removing products in your kit. With its high oil content, body lotion can help to break down makeup and cleanse your face. You will, however need to use another type of cleansing product to ensure that your makeup is removed to make your skin completely clean of any type of residue and dust.
4. Oil – Using an oil as a cleanser is often the ultimate cleanser for your face. Almost all makeup products are not oil-proof and break up when you rub the area with oil. Using an oil based cleanser or any oil as a cleanser can break down any makeup products like liquid lipsticks or waterproof mascara. If you have oily skin, you can use an essential oil that is beneficial for your skin type to get rid of the stubborn makeup. Remember to cleanse your face with a face wash to ensure your skin is clear and oil free.
5. Face Wash – If you are wearing pretty light makeup which is not waterproof, simply using a face wash can help to take your makeup off. However, this is better off as a first step in your cleansing process since a lot of makeup is generally waterproof and can just start smearing after you try to wash it off. You will probably need to follow up with another type of cleansing regimen to really get the makeup off your face and ensure your face is actually clean. Or you can use it as a last step for your cleansing routine to get the residue of cleanser or creams off your face.
6. Moisturizer – This is a go to trick when you have forgotten to pack your makeup remover for a trip and are completely confused as to how to get the more resilient bits of makeup off that stay even after you have washed your face. Take some moisturizer and rub it into your face. You will notice the makeup starting to melt off right away. This is because of the oils that are present in moisturizer that help break down the makeup. Remember to immediately cleanse your face with a pad of cotton to avoid the dirt from seeping into your skin and clogging your pores.