Imagine the scene: a great night on the town with friends, full-on makeup, lots of fun, home and then off to sleep. What’s missing? The nighttime makeup removing ritual! Sure, it can be hard to pull yourself away when the bed is calling but removing makeup before you go to sleep is a necessary requirement if you want to have great skin.
Whether you’ve had a happening night or just a long day at work, cleaning your face is important before heading off into the land of nod. The reason? Your skin goes through a restorative process at night, repairing any damage caused during the day. Having clean skin is important for the process to go smoothly. Yes, beauty sleep really does matter.
What happens if you don’t remove your makeup at night? Your skin suffers big time. Dirt and impurities can seep into the pores, clogging them and causing the skin to break out. Even if you don’t wear any makeup, your skin is affected by pollution, which causes fine lines, dehydration, pigmentation and dullness. Take into consideration all the bacteria that could cling to the surface of your skin unknowingly while riding the bus, train or wherever you frequent on a daily basis. Due to all these reasons, it’s essential to clean your face before going to bed at night if you want to wake up with fresh, glowing skin.
How to remove makeup perfectly
Now that you know the important of cleaning your face at night, here’s how to go about it. Begin by tying your hair into a ponytail so that you can see your entire face. This way, you won’t end up missing any areas such as the jaw, neck and hairline. Next, prepare your makeup remover wipes. We recommend using the Chelsea Makeup Remover Wipes as they are kind to skin and have been specially formulated to provide a quick and easy solution to bringing off even the most stubborn and waterproof makeup. Not to mention they’re non-greasy and smell delicious!
Take a wipe from your pack and begin with the eye area. Gently wipe both your eyes, making sure all the mascara and eye makeup comes off. Take another one and wipe the rest of your facing, making sure not to tug or rub. Simply swipe it over your face and watch the foundation melt into the soft, damp tissue, leaving no trace of dirt or impurities. The Chelsea Makeup Remover wipes will leave your face feeling fresh, without drying out your skin or stinging.
Once you’ve removed all makeup from your skin, wet your face and apply a gentle cleanser. Swirl the cleanser in circular motions and then wash your face with water. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel before applying any toner, serum or night cream you use.
That’s it, you’re done! It takes less than 10 minutes to remove makeup at night, but the benefits are countless. You’ll wake up with squeaky clean skin the next morning, ready to take on the day!