-My Makeup Removing Routine-
To remove my makeup, I use the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes first; mostly focusing on my eye makeup. You can buy this product at many drug stores; with tax, it’s around $6 + tax. After my eye makeup is removed I use a clean side of the towelette to wipe off my foundation. These towelettes do not remove all your makeup, which is why you need an actual makeup removing product. The towelettes leave my face feeling oily, which is ok if I’m using another product afterwards. However, if you are only using the towelettes and are getting breakouts, it’s probably because you still have makeup on your face and the after math of the towelettes are clogging your pores. USE ANOTHER PRODUCT AFTERWARDS. I use a cleansing oil. Why use and oil cleanser if the towelettes leave an oily after math? Because I find that cleaning oils remove makeup better than other products, and your washing it off afterwards. It really does make a huge difference. I use the Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil. I bought mine at a drug store for around $7 to $9. The directions say to use on a dry face with dry hands, but I don’t do that; it goes on to say add water. Where my face is already damp from the towelettes it helps me work the product onto my face a lot smoother, picking the excess makeup off my face. After rinsing off the cleansing oil I use a cleansing water from Garnier. It’s called Micellar Cleansing Water. I bought both of mine at Ulta, but you can find them at target and Walmart as well. Depending on where you get the product, obviously depends on how much it will cost. Some stores sell them for around $7 and it could go up to $10. To use the Cleansing water, I use cotton rounds to help work the products onto my face. You don’t have use cotton rounds specifically, you can use a cotton ball. However, I do know that you need to use a cotton product that will absorb and help pick up the residue on your face, and not smear it. I use the Simple Truth Organic cotton rounds, and I got them on sale for a little over a $2 at the grocery store. I think they were on sale, but here is another brand that I use.
After you have taken your makeup off is when you need to do your skincare routine, which I have mine listed in another blog post. DO NOT just take off your makeup and avoid your daily skincare routine. You still want to use products after to prevent potential blemishes.
I hope this helps! Keep in mind that everyone has different skin types; what works for me might not work for you.