Are You Really Removing All of Your Makeup?
If you're waking up with raccoon eyes or lipstick smear, discover the best ways to keep your makeup from crawling into bed with you
When picking a cleansing oil, steer clear of lanolin, mineral oil and heavy fragrances. Instead, look for products that contain olive oil, like DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, $28, and apricot kernel oil and kukui nut oil, like Urban Decay Melt Down Makeup Remover, $24, and Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil, $44. Use the pads of your fingers to apply the oil over your entire face in circular motions. Let it sit for 30 seconds, then add warm water to emulsify -- the product should turn silky and easily whisk away.
If the thought of using oil to remove makeup freaks you out (here are 9 reasons why it shouldn't) dip a toe in with Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, $29, a solid balm that transforms into an oil once emulsified with water.
For part two of your double cleanse, cleanse as usual with a cleanser that caters to your skin type, whether that's dryness, sensitivity, hyperpigmentation or acne. The second cleanse allows for a deeper cleaning and gets rid of any leftover dirt and makeup remover.
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