We all have our own, particular routine for removing makeup. I'm strictly a cotton ball and liquid remover type, my older sister only 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 removal process and, although it's not what my fellow lazy girls want to hear, it truly does take time and a combination of techniques to get your face squeaky clean before you go to sleep. Not convinced? 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 this bad habit 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 to make sure remnants of your layered smoky eye and bronzed contouring don't fester while you sleep tonight.
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