It’s kinda funny to think that I’d never thought of writing a post about removing makeup on this blog, especially when it’s my profession!
I’m a makeup artist in Singapore, and most of the times, after the makeup is done, so is my job. I don’t think I’ve once had to remove makeup after a job (or at least so far)!
Thing is, makeup removal for personal use is incredibly important, so I was glad when I got in this question from a reader. (If you ever have a question that you want me to answer, just e-mail me.)
I have progressed from not putting any makeup, to putting some light makeup now that are sweat/water resistant and give protection from UV rays as well as oil control. However, I am not too sure if I am removing my makeup thoroughly. I am using baby oil to remove makeup from the eyes and a cleansing gel for the rest of my face. Can this type of cleansing gel remove the different characteristic of my makeup (e.g., like I mentioned above, some SPF, oil control, etc)?
It’s a great question, ’cause as I mentioned makeup removal is vital. Proper removal will help prevent skin infections, blemishes and other dirt and grim that can build up and lead to nasties on the face. Here are the methods I recommend:
Double Cleansing. This is the method I personally do. While in the shower, use your normal cleanser and massage your face to get all that grime out. Rinse off and repeat. The second time is to cleanse your skin, while the first was purely for makeup removal. For those who use heavier foundations, sunscreens, makeup primers, etc., this may not be enough for you and you may want to be ‘extra safe’ when removing everything – in this case, I would recommend a specific cleansing product to remove the makeup first, i.e. a cleansing milk or my personal favorite, micellar water.