How I Remove my Makeup (DRUGSTORE)

Most of us know the old tale: If you go to sleep with makeup on, your face ages by three days.  I'm not sure how validate that is, but I don't want to risk it.  It's vital to take off your makeup to ensure your skin can breathe and rejuvenate over night efficiently and properly.  No one wants to wake up with a pimple.  My routine is very simple and takes about 10-15 minutes.  

Coconut oil or Baby oil as makeup remover.  Even though I do have micellar water in my cabinet, I always feel that coconut oil is more effective; especially for water-proof mascara.  It's super easy to use with cotton pads.  It doesn't tug or pull off any eyelashes which some harsher products are prone to do.  At the end of this, a majority of your makeup should be off and your skin should feel extremely soft!

Johnson's Baby Oil: £2.99 for 500mL

Exfoilation.  To exfoilate, I lean towards my Simple Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Wash and my Vanity Planet brush set.  You can use your favorite cleanser instead or before using a face wash. The one which I use (rarely) is the Superdrug B Revealed Glycolic Cleanser for £3.95.  The silicon brush head for the Vanity Planet facial cleansing brush is more than enough to work into the skin and remove any excess makeup on the face.  It also doesn't hold bacteria like the other brush heads would.  If you do not have an automatic or electric face brush, you can invest in cheap exfoilation gloves that work equally as well in getting deep into your skin to pull all that oil, dirt, and face makeup.  If you have stubborn lipstick that won't budge, the gloves are a life saver in removing it completely alongside dry skin.  

Simple Kind to Skin Facial Wash: £1.50 for 50mL

Boots Exfoliating Gloves: £3.00

Rinse.  Rinse your face with cold water to ensure all soap, oil, and makeup has been washed away for a clean base to moisturise.  Cold or lukewarm water is a lot more gentle on the skin and prevents dryness in comparison to hot water.  

Face mask (optional).  I personally do not use a face mask after removing my makeup because usually it's quite late and I'm lazy/sleepy/tired.  Nevertheless, some cheap yet effective face masks is simply using a home-made turmeric mask.  Here's how:

1. 1 Teaspoon Turmeric: tackles pigmentation, inflammation, and has antioxidants to aid in slowing down ageing and wrinkling of the skin

2.  2-3 Tablespoon Yogurt: fights acne and sooths dry skin

3. 1 Teaspoon flour: easier to apply as it thickens the mask 

4. 1-3 Teaspoons of water, honey, or milk for consistency. 

Apply a thin layer to reduce staining and leave on until dry or for 20 minutes and wash off gently with a muslin cloth or exfoilation gloves for ease.  

As per usual, do a patch test first around the jaw area before committing to it.

Moisturiser.  I have been using my Johnson's baby oil or Coconut Oil as a night time moisturiser which traps all that moister in my skin; allowing me to wake up soft and supple.  If I don't use that, it would be my trusty Nivea Soft Cream for Hands and Face.  

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