We all have our own, particular routine for how to remove makeup. I'm strictly a cotton ball and liquid remover type, my older sister believes in makeup remover wipes and my college roommate would always resort to washing her entire face with a cleanser -- who's right? I asked Annet King, Director of Global Education at Dermalogica, to break down the makeup removal process and, although it's not what my fellow lazy girls want to hear, removing makeup truly does take time and a combination of techniques to get your face makeup-free before you go to sleep. Not convinced you need a new cleansing habit? The alternative should be enough to scare you straight.
"Never, ever go to bed with makeup on -- it's one of the worst things you can do to your skin," King warns. By "worst" she means not removing makeup can lead to enlarged, clogged pores; itchy, dry lips and cheeks; breakouts galore; irritated eyes; annoying styes; milia; premature aging and even eyelash dandruff (yes, that's a thing). Memorize these methods and tips for how to remove makeup the right way, so remnants of your smoky eye and bronzed contouring don't fester while you sleep.
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