While makeup removal may seem like a simple and a straightforward process, it is easy to make unconscious mistakes. The sad part is, doing it the wrong way can cause undue stress to your skin and even promote premature aging.

Are You Guilty of These Makeup Removal Mistakes

Here are the makeup removal mistakes you should stop committing right now.

1. You use facial wipes.

Although facial wipes offer a quick and easy way to remove your makeup, they don’t actually clean your skin. These wipes only remove visible makeup and then smear around dirt, dead skin, and cosmetic product residues. It is also worth noting that facial wipes cannot efficiently remove and break down excess oil and dirt on your skin. 

Another problem with facial wipes is that they are meant to be rubbed on your face. This can result in damage with prolonged use, as well as promote premature aging. It is best to stick with a makeup remover or cleansing oil if you have dry skin or wear heavy makeup. If you’re doing the latter, be sure to follow up with a rinse-off cleanser. 

2. You use harsh/irritating cleansers

Efficient makeup removal or face cleansing doesn’t have to make your skin feel dry, tight, or squeaky clean. This is why it is best to steer clear from harsh cleansers or those that contain alcohol, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances. You should also pick a facial wash or cleanser that is right for your skin type.   

If you’re looking for cleansers without harsh formulas or strong/synthetic fragrances, we have two recommendations from Dr. Sylvia’s skin care line:

    • Deep cleanser with AHA – This contains 10% glycolic acid and has a deep-pore penetrating power. It can reach deep into the skin to remove excess oils and exfoliate dead skin cells. Deep Cleanser with AHA also contains antioxidants and natural moisturizers, making it a good choice for oily and problematic skin.
    • Perfecting Cleanser with Rosehip Seed – This contains natural oils and extracts to cleanse and invigorate the skin. The power of rosehip seed oil, along with other nourishing vitamins, can also give the skin a supple appearance. Our Perfecting Cleanser is ideal for all skin types and is formulated to balance the skin’s natural pH. 

3. You mistreat the eye area.

The skin around your eyes is thin and delicate, so it is only important to be gentle. Using wipes to remove your eye makeup is not ideal, as rubbing back and forth could irritate the area. You can use a cotton pad along with micellar water or a makeup remover that is safe for the eye area. 

When using a cotton pad, be sure not to rub the area and use a separate cotton pad for each eye. You can saturate the makeup remover on a cotton pad and gently press it down against the area. This is helpful in dissolving or loosening the makeup more easily to minimize the amount of rubbing. 

3. You forget your neck (and jawline) area. 

The neck, jawline, and chest areas are often neglected or overlooked in skin care regimen, including makeup removal. Whether or not you apply makeup on the neck area, it is important to cleanse it properly, as it is exposed to pollution and other harsh elements. Both your neck and chest are also among the first areas in the body to show signs of aging.

Make sure to thoroughly cleanse these areas and moisturize afterwards. Do take note that the skin on your neck is also thin and delicate, so it is important to be gentle. You should also apply sunscreen and anti-aging products on your neck and décolletage. 

You can take better care of your skin with proper makeup removal. For more skin care tips and product recommendations, browse through our website today or contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics. You can also schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor if you have skin concerns you wish to treat or improve.