What cancer is to life, not removing makeup is to the health of skin. Having said that, a lot of women today are juggling work with family, which makes it doubly difficult for them to take care of their health and beauty. It has been reported that almost 68% of the women sleep with their makeup on. Whether it is after a hard day’s work or a night out with friends, no matter how tired and sleep-deprived you are, you should always remove makeup before hitting the sack.
It’s a known fact that skin repairs itself at night and for that it needs oxygen. If you’d smear a thick layer of makeup, you are breaking the flow of oxygen to the cells, which then cannot repair and multiply itself. Further when makeup gets clogged in pores, it enlarges and aging leads to a rapid decrease in the collagen level, which in turn prevents the pores from repairing itself. Eventually, it leads to considerable-sized open pores, which you make zillion attempts to cover it up with cosmetics.
Forget the face, eyes get the worst part of the deal as the skin around the eyes is three times more fragile than the facial skin. Leaving eye shadow on again cuts the supply of oxygen, leading to puffy tired looking eyes, which darken, in spite of a good amount of sleep. It’s ironical how women lust after luscious and thick eyelashes and would sleep with mascara on when they know that mascara tends to stiffen the eyelash hair, which could easily break if they rub them in their sleep.
Sleeping with makeup on could also lead to infection as the cosmetic products might react with the skin or with each other and that is why every dermatologist advises to not keep makeup on for longer hours.
Some people use separate removers to remove different cosmetic products from their face but there are certain makeup removers that totally wipe off the makeup from every nook and corner of the face.
Always read the label before picking up any product, no matter how popular it is. A lot of people are allergic to some ingredients in beauty products and hence it is imperative that you pick one that is sans any allergy-causing ingredients. Secondly, take your skin type in consideration, there are separate removers for oily and dry skin.
Cetaphil is a dermatological recommended makeup remover that has been deemed fit for sensitive skin. Overall, although, the label says that it is suitable for all skin types, Cetaphil works best for those with an oily skin.
Lancome Effacil is a one-in-all wonder product that gently removes makeup from the entire face without leaving any oil residues. Works perfectly with all skin types.
Rimmel gentle makeup remover is by far the best product if you are seeking only an eye makeup remover. It leaves every trace of even those dreaded mascara and does not leave behind a heavy and oily feeling lid.
St. Ives makeup remover and cleanser is all you need if you want to remove makeup and thoroughly cleanse your skin. The product is great and removes eye makeup too (the label doesn’t mention this). It also mattifies the face and hence is a great choice for those with an acne prone skin.
If you are barely able to keep your eyes open and makeup remover is the last thing on your mind, use a quick face wipe. MAC, Estee Lauder, Cetaphil and all the other major brands have launched makeup removing wipes. A convenient and hassle-free product, these wipes are great for removing makeup on the go.