Sleeping with your make-up on is a major no-no, so invest in the best make-up remover on the market right now
When it comes to make-up, there’s really only one rule you HAVE to follow, and that is to take it all off with the best make-up remover you can find before you go to bed.
Yes we know it’s a chore. And how sorely tempting it is to just fall face-first into a pillow after a heavy night out. But, while it may be OK to skip using the best night cream once in a while, sleeping with your make-up on is a major no-no (even if Kim Kardashian has admitted to sleeping with her make-up on). Why, we hear you ask? Because this is the time your skin repairs itself, shedding dead skin while renewing your cells.
So by going to sleep with your make-up on, you’re stopping this process from being effective. This increases the likelihood of clogged pores, irritation, inflammation and exposure to free radicals. A pretty high price to pay for not taking a couple minutes out of your evening to remove your slap, no? Investing in the best make-up remover will cost you far less.
Plus, with so many choices on the market, there’s no excuse not to wipe off at the end of the day. There are milky make-up removers for anyone with sensitive skin, and oil-free make-up removers for those of you who are prone to breakouts. Then there are micellar waters, which are a great alternative if you haven’t put on a full face of make-up, but still need a bit of help removing the occasional dab of concealer here and there.
It doesn’t end there though, folks. If you need something that really works deeply into your skin, there are also the best make-up remover balms. These thicker formulas start out as a thick, indulgent balm before melting into your skin as an oil. Then, they wash off as a creamy cleanser. And when you’re on-the-go or in need of an emergency quick fix to take off your make-up, there are make-up pads, wipes and pre-soaked q-tips to clean up any small areas. You’re spoilt for choice.
Scroll through our round up of the best make-up remover money can buy, now.
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Best Eye Make-Up Remover
Lancôme Bi-Facil, £21.50, fabled.com
If you’ve had a heavy night accompanied with heavy eye make-up, you’re going to want something a bit stronger in your beauty arsenal to take it off before bed. Enter Bi-Facil. The selling point here is that it even gets rid of the stubbornest of waterproof mascaras.
Shop now: Lancôme Bi-Facil priced at £21.50, available from fabled.com
So, if you want to maintain clear and healthy skin, invest in one of the best make-up removers on the market right now. There’s a plethora to choose from, which is why we’ve done the hard work for you by trying and testing them all. Want to know which one will work best for your skin type? We’ve rounded up the best make-up remover formulations below to add to your beauty arsenal, stat.
Sometimes you need an easy, quick fix for taking your make-up off, and that’s where make-up wipes come in. Simple’s are renowned as some of the best make-up remover wipes on the market, and with very good reason – they’re kind on sensitive skin and do the job well.
If you fancy trying out a micellar water, this is one of the best. Micellar water leaves your skin feeling refreshed, as well as removing all traces of make-up. We recommend carrying some in your handbag for emergencies. There are also oil-infused and combination skin versions, so you can pick one that’s tailored to your skin type.
Of course, make-up removers can be used as an on-the-go touch up. These swabs from DHC are some of the best eye make-up removers for correcting any errors or removing a dreaded under-eye smudge.
Cleansing milk is an incredibly gentle option that works well on sensitive skin, and La Roche-Posay’s is a great, thermal spring water enriched formula that gets everything off your skin. Apply a couple of pumps of the make-up remover milk to a cotton wool pad and work all over the face, repeating until you’re sufficiently make-up free.
Cleansing balms are super popular, and with good reason. One of the best eye make-up remover balms is Clinique’s Take The Day Off – it’s gentle on the skin and goes on as a balm, melts into an oil and washes off as a creamy cleanser.
Safe to say we’re ‘obsessed’ with bareMinerals Oil Obsessed cleansing oil (sorry). Oil based make-up removers leave your skin feeling healthy and glowing, and when you add a bit of warm water, this cleanser dissolves into a milky formula that’s really easy to wash off. We love it.
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