FYI: You’re Removing Your Makeup All Wrong

by Stephanie Montes

You know those days when you wash your face but residue from your mascara still remains under your eyes? Or how about when you wake up in the morning and find traces of foundation on your pillow? Gross, we know! If these scenarios feel all too close to home, you’re most likely washing your face wrong. Just because your face looks and feels clean, doesn’t mean it actually it is. Luckily we’ve got the steps for washing your face correctly so you can finally shed that extra layer of makeup on your skin—the invisible one, of course!


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Step 1: Eye Makeup Remover

Sure, we want our eye makeup to stay on all day but removing it can be a hassle, which is why it won’t come off with your regular cleanser alone. Before washing your face, press and hold an eye makeup-removing wipe (or a cotton pad soaked in your favorite remover) on the eye area and allow the oils to break down the layers of liner and mascara before rubbing away.

Step 2: Cleansing Oil

Cleansing oil is a godsend for the makeup lover because the formula gently melts away all makeup that sits on the surface of your skin. Massage the cleansing oil into your face, then dampen to create a mild foam before rinsing off.

Step 3: Cleansing Device

Pairing a cleansing device with your go-to face wash gives you a necessary deep clean. Just make sure to get the areas you often forget about like the hairline, eyebrows and under the jawline.

Step 4: Micellar Water

You might think your skin is clean now but there’s one last step to ensure you got every trace of residue. Soak a cotton pad with micellar water and rub it across your entire face—you’ll be surprised how much dirt and makeup is left on the cotton.