Think you’ve been taking your makeup off correctly? Think again. Makeup is a powerful tool that allows us to express our creativity and feel like our best selves. But it’s equally important to know how to remove makeup properly to maintain healthy, radiant skin. In this ultimate makeup removal guide, we’ll share a comprehensive set of tips and tricks to ensure your skin stays flawless, clean, and free from makeup residue.
Choose the right makeup remover
The first step to effective makeup removal is selecting the right makeup remover for your skin type and the makeup you wear. There are various types to consider.
Is ideal for light makeup removal and sensitive skin. Try Gentle Eye Makeup Remover.
Are great for getting deep into pores and clearing out oil and debris. Try Restore PRO Foaming Cleanser.
Cream Based Cleansers
Are perfect for waterproof and long wear makeup formula removal. Try White-Age Pure Cleansing Lotion.
Offer a luxurious and effective cleanse and are the perfect double cleansing step. Try Nutri-Rich Cleansing Balm.
Makeup Removing Wipes
Are convenient for on-the-go and the gym, but not recommended for daily use. Try Makeup Cleansing Tissues.
Watch Ana take off eye makeup in a flash with Gentle Makeup Remover.
Get the right tools
Having the right skincare accessories can make the makeup removal process a mindful, sensorial experience (or so much faster if you’re in a rush.) Make sure you have these on hand.
- Soft, clean wash cloths like our super soft Face Cloth. It’s made with super gentle fibres to go deep into pores.
- Reusable makeup pads or even better, our Reusable Cotton Pads. Save money and the environment.
- A headband or hair tie to keep hair off your face.We recommend the Nutrimetics White Headband. Its super soft and fluffy.
TIP: Wash your hands first. Always begin with clean hands to prevent transferring dirt and bacteria onto your face.
Follow these steps for the perfect cleanse.
Eye makeup tends to be the most stubborn. Start with eye makeup removal to target waterproof mascaras and heavy eyeliners first. Use a reusable cotton pad soaked in Gentle Makeup Remover. Gently press and hold it against your closed eye for a few seconds, then wipe away the makeup without rubbing.
Don’t forget your lips
Next, remove all lip colour formulas from gloss to longwearing matte with a reusable cotton pad soaked in Gentle Makeup Remover. Or if you’re in a hurry, a face wipe will take off most of the formula.
Go for the double
Double cleansing is an essential additional step. Use a gentle facial balm like Nutri-Rich Cleansing Balm. Massage it onto your face and neck, leave for a minute then rinse with lukewarm water. Pat your face dry with a clean towel. The rich oil blend and emollients break down all traces of makeup. It feels amazing to release tension and massage into the skin, while removing all impurities.
Target stubborn colour
If there are any traces of makeup or colour residue left, use a cotton bud dipped in Gentle Makeup Remover to clean specific areas, like the lash line or around the nose where a build-up of mascara or foundation can occur.
Avoid aggressive scrubbing or rubbing, as this can irritate the skin and cause redness and even wrinkles. Instead, use gentle, upward strokes and massage mindfully.
Follow with moisture
Makeup removal should always be followed with some targeted moisturisation. Use a lip balm if you’ve just removed lipstick, and never forget eye cream as makeup removal often can dry out the delicate eye area.
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Your post-cleanse essential steps
- After removing makeup, it’s vital to nourish and soothe your skin with your favourite Nutrimetics moisturiser.
- Apply a hydrating and alcohol-free toner to balance your skin’s pH levels.
- Follow up with a serum or booster suited to your skin type for advanced results.
- Don’t forget to apply an eye cream to keep the delicate skin around your eyes hydrated.
Weekly deep clean
Once a week, treat your skin to a deep cleanse with an exfoliating scrub or mask. This will remove dead skin cells and keep your complexion radiant. Our award winning Micro-Dermabrasion Resurfacer will resurface the top layers fo the skin for a thorough detox.
Go easy on the wipes
While convenient, use makeup wipes sparingly. They are less effective versus liquid makeup removers. If you use only wipes and then apply moisturiser, you might push dirt into your pores and wake up with pimples or blackheads . We recommend them as a gym quick fix, or as part of a double cleansing routine.
You know that skincare rule 101 is never sleep in your makeup! Consistency is always key to maintaining healthy skin. Make makeup removal an integral part of your daily skincare routine, morning and night.
Don’t forget your hairline
Makeup residue can build-up around their hairline. That means clogged pores and breakouts. Slip on a fluffy Nutrimetics headband to ensure your best cleanse.
Mastering the art of makeup removal is essential for maintaining clear, radiant, glowy fresh skin. By choosing the right products, being gentle with your skin and following these tips and tricks, your makeup removal routine will become a breeze and second nature. Plus, your skin’s overall health and beauty will thank you for it! Remember, a clean canvas is the foundation for flawless makeup application.