The Best Safety Tips to Remove Your Makeup


Putting on makeup is generally the easy part. It’s getting the makeup off that is most arduous and can even be challenging at times. However, leaving your makeup on to clamp up on your skin is never an option and it’s important to remove your makeup, especially before bed.

Leaving makeup on your skin can lead to blocked pores and even pimples. While you’re attempting to get that long-lasting foundation off, and that all-day lip stain removed, make sure that you settle for only the safest ways to remove your makeup.

Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when removing makeup.

1.  Put petroleum jelly on those lips

While makeup wipes are great, there are other ways to effectively remove makeup without them. For those all-day lip stains,  it’s a great idea to try on petroleum jelly. Apply a thick layer of petroleum-based gel or petroleum jelly to your lips. Allow the petroleum layer to sit on your lips for a while then use a clean toothbrush or even a face cloth to remove the layer of lipstick. You will notice how easily the lip stain comes off on the face cloth or toothbrush.

2.  Removing makeup should take time

Removing makeup can take as much time as applying it, and it’s important to remember this when it’s time to remove your makeup. So, when applying makeup remover, allow it to sit for a while on your skin before you use makeup remover pads to clean it off. Makeup remover will also need to sit for some time on your skin before you can wipe a thick layer of eyeliner off, for example. Most importantly, be gentle on your skin when removing makeup.

3.  Invest in tonic lotion

Have you heard about tonic lotion? If not, it’s time you start doing some further research on your skincare. Using tonic lotion as part of your makeup cleaning routine is great as it can be used to cleanse, refresh, and keep your skin looking healthy and energized. The nice thing about this lotion is that it works to tighten pores as well.

4.  Don’t underestimate the value of soapy water

Yes, makeup wipes work wonders to remove your makeup. But if you’d like to get rid of the makeup as well as ensure that no residue gets pushed into your blackheads or pimples, you need to use soapy water to get the makeup off. A great cleanser can work wonders to remove makeup beyond the surface of the skin. Whatever you do, don’t make the mistake of thinking that makeup wipes alone are enough to get the dirt off the skin.

5.  If water doesn’t do the trick, use oil-based cleansers

Those glittery eye shadows don’t come off as easily. For this reason, you need to buy some oil-based cleanser as well. If you do not have an oil-based cleanser at home, dab on some coconut oil which works just as well to remove makeup that is almost impossible to come out.

6.  Don’t forget cotton pads

Cotton pads are ideal for makeup removal. While there are cloths that are advertised for makeup removal and even cotton buds, it’s always best to stick to simple cotton pads in order to remove makeup from your skin. When using a cotton pad remember to remove some makeup with one side of the cotton pad. Once the makeup stains appear, turn the cotton pad over and remove the rest of the makeup using the other side of the cotton pad before you dispose of it.

7.  Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize

While cleansing your skin is important, it’s important to moisturize it as well. Apply eye cream, and add on a face mask, or some moisturizer on top.

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Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.