I wish I had listened to my big sis every time she told me how important it is to remove your eye make up with care. I cringe when I think of how I took off my makeup after a college night out, my poor poor eyes! Anyway I have finally seen the error of my ways and adopted a far better approach to removing my make up.
I must admit, I still use make up wipes the odd time after a night out but generally I steer clear of them.
This blog post gives a run down on my skincare routine at the moment.
Everyone has been doing a lot of talking about Micellar Cleansing Water so I said I would try it out. Lots of brands have brought out Micellar Cleansing Waters, I went for the Garnier one as it comes highly recommended and is very reasonable (it’s about €3 for a small bottle in Pennys and a variety of pharmacies). The main ingredient in Garnier’s cleansing water is in fact water so it is better than many other products to cleanse the skin. The ingredients in the cleansing water are supposed to breakdown make up and I think it does a pretty good job.
Simply apply some cleansing water to a cotton pad and wipe the skin. To remove eye makeup leave the pad on your eye for 5-10 seconds to allows the cleansing water to dissolve the eye make up before wiping off. I usually wear liquid and pencil liner so I would leave the pad on my eye for about 10 seconds before wiping off. Then I rinse any residue off with hot water.
Then as toner, I use triple strength Natures Aid rose water (all natural) you can pick it up in most health food stores. Again just apply with a cotton pad.
If I have some spare time I use coconut oil as a sort of facial (this can also be used everyday to remove make up if you have the time and you want to have a completely natural cleansing and toning routine ).
To use coconut oil as a makeup remover simply apply coconut oil to your face when your face is dry and massage it in, then clean it off with a hot, damp facecloth, easy. You may have to rinse and repeat a few times as coconut oil is, as the name would suggest, an oil 🙂 You can leave any residue of oil on your skin as a moisturiser or go ahead and tone your skin with rose water. You can buy the below coconut oil in Aldi for €3.99, that is a bargain for coconut oil, far cheaper than buying it in a health food store. Once you’ve cleansed and toned use your favourite moisturiser and prepare to feel fabulous.
Until next time,