Heavy-duty makeup removal routine and aftercare.
Babes, I’m generally a pretty simple person when it comes to makeup. A soft Smokey eye, natural brows, some concealer, I even skip foundation 99% of the time (no I was not blessed with flawless skin, I struggled, I put effort and I got results people…). What can I say? The I-woke-up-flawless look is my jam…
Anyways as I said before that’s me 99% of the time. Here and there though come some times (Halloween for instance…) that I l tend to go a bit overboard with that face… yup, I end up wiping glitter off of the most interesting places (jk)
Here’s how I remove the most stubborn, baked to the gods, bedazzled, plastic-plastered, waterproof makeup:
Step 1: Remove everything you can. Lashes, beads, rhinestones… Pick them one by one out of your face.
Step 2: Take off the thick layer. I use makeup wipes to remove my base and michellar water for the eyes, lips and any other place with stubborn makeup. If you have glitter on use a pad drenched in michellar water, let the area soak and soften and gently remove it.
Step 3: Oil up. I use an oil or balm to thoroughly clean my face. My favorite is the darphin aromatic cleansing balm with rosewood but any oil will work (for acne prone skin use hemp or grapeseed oils). In circular motions work the product into your skin until everything starts melting off (be extra gentle with your eye area!).
Step 4: Cleanse. Use a soap-free, pH balanced face wash to remove any oil and makeup residue. During this step I like to incorporate my Clarisonic brush to help really deep clean my face. My face wash of choice is the 100% pure rosewater sensitive skin cleansing foam.
Step 5: Tone. Either spray on some mineral water of an herbal toner, nothing harsh though. The goal is to balance your ph level and sooth the skin. If you use a cotton ball/pad to apply your toner you shouldn’t notice any residue on the cotton, after the process your skin should be 100% clean. If you do find that it’s not, go back with a gentle makeup removing milk.
Step 6: Purify. This is completely optional but if you’ve been wearing all that makeup for a few hours (or much more…) you might want to use a nice clay mask to deep clean your pores. Glamglow supermud, lush dark angels and a simple bentonite clay, water and apple cider vinegar mix are amongst my top choices.
Step 7: nourish & hydrate. I’d skip any treatments and harsh products like chemical exfoliators, retinols, etc… instead I like to increase the moisture. I will pack on a hydrating mask, top it off with a face oil and seal everything in with my heaviest moisturizer.
!! Be extra gentle with your skin throughout the whole process! If your skin becomes irritate or develops some raw spots make sure you keep your hands away and let everything heal. !!