At The End Of The Day – How To Make Sure You Remove All Your Makeup

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December 6, 2012 by ginafashionistar

This is Fashionocalpyses first guest post, from my good friend Jane Wooley. Jane has been doing this blogging thing for a while now and has a lot of tips to share, but today she is just writing about makeup removal :-). If you are interested in writing for us at Fashionocalypse please contact Gina at


You know the feeling when you’ve had a long day and all you want to do is get home to collapse on the sofa, chill out with some pizza and watch TV before bed. The last thing you’re thinking about is your skin and removing your makeup.

The thing is ladies, unless you want clogged pores, breakouts and a tired-looking face, properly cleansing your face each evening is really important. It gets rid of all the dirt that builds up during the day, freshens your skin and gives it the chance to recover when you’re asleep. Plus, leaving your makeup on overnight can make your skin look older because lines are more prominent – definitely not what you want!

Here are a few handy hints that’ll soon have you glowing and your friends asking what you do to get such fresh-looking skin.


Cleansing is so important! Probably the most important part of your skincare routine, in fact. You should use gentle products and work them into your skin by slowly rubbing them all over your face and neck in a circular motion to get rid of every last scrap of makeup. If you’ve been out for the evening and have more makeup on than usual, you might find you need to do this, then rinse your face before cleansing again to get rid of all the dirt. Follow this with some toner before applying a great moisturiser to rehydrate your skin.

Eye makeup

It’s really important to remove your eye makeup properly, but carefully. If you’re a fan of the blackest mascaras or waterproof products, you’ll know what a pain it can be to get them off. You rub and scrub at your skin trying to remove the last bits of colour when in fact, this can really damage the very delicate skin around the eye area. Instead, invest in proper eye makeup remover and try soaking some cotton wool in the liquid. Next, hold this over your eyes for about a minute to totally dissolve all the mascara. You should find it’ll break down and wipe away easily.


When you’re taking off your makeup make sure you remove your lipstick first by gently rubbing around your mouth with some cleanser on a piece of cotton wool. Like your eyes, holding the remover over your lips can help get rid of darker colours. If you’re not careful you’ll end up smudging lipstick all over your face and then you’ll be scrubbing away to get it off – the last thing your skin needs.

What not to do…

Don’t be tempted to use baby wipes to remove your makeup! While you may think they’re gentle and kind to your skin they just won’t get the job done properly. You need proper cleanser to get rid of all the makeup and grime that builds up during the day – not products designed for your kids!

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