This is the Way We Wash the Face…

Whether or not your makeup itself is causing any of your skin malfunctions, keeping it on your face too long will eventually lead to clogged pores and a sweat buildup. This, in turn, will undoubtedly cause a nasty breakout. But before you rush off to the sink, make sure you know the right way to remove all those beauty essentials.

 You CAN wash off your make up with water alone, but the simple fact is that it won’t get rid of all of it. Trust me ladies, there’s a reason the makeup remover business is doing so well. Personally, I prefer the pre moistened wipes, because they get rid of everything from waterproof mascara to mineral foundation, long-wear lipstick, and even eye shadow without irritating my skin or eyes. Once the wipe looks clean, I move on to a gentle acne cleanser and cap it all off with a moisturizer.

 Keep in mind that even ladies with oily skin could probably benefit from a light moisturizer after their skin care routine. It keeps your skin from becoming irritated, dried out, or otherwise hassled—all of which can lead to (you guessed it) more breakouts.

 Something else to keep in mind while cleansing your face at the end of a long day? Water temperature. Believe it or not, water that’s too hot can actually irritate or dry out your skin, causing it to kick its oil production into overdrive. And we all know what that means.

 Finally, once your face is clean, don’t make the mistake that so many of us do (myself included). Scrubbing a towel vigorously over a freshly washed face is a big no- no. Instead, pat yourself dry.

It may seem like an awful lot of work every night, but the fact remains that carefully washing off the day’s gunk is essential to keeping your complexion clear!

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