Learn how to correctly remove makeup

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The habit of coming home tired and crashing without removing makeup is really bad for your skin.  Removing all makeup is a necessary care to keep your skin youthful. Check out a list we’ve created of the five biggest mistakes women who wear makeup make that can be harmful to the skin’s health.

sleeping with makeup

We already know that sleeping with makeup attacks the skin. Now the question is: why?

Makeup accumulates pollution and residues which contain free radicals. If makeup is not removes at night you actually sleep in all these free radicals which can cause premature aging. Another risk is acne since makeup left on the skin can clog pores and cause blackheads, pimples, irritations and allergies. Sleeping in mascara or eye makeup is not safe either. At night mascara can be rubbed by your pillow and get into the eye which can lead to irritations. So to be on the safe side, remove your makeup always before going to bed, even if you went out and got home late,  and washing your face is the last thing you want to do.

washing your face before using a makeup remover

This will only smear old makeup all over your skin. Use a makeup remover to remove all makeup before hand so you don’t need to wash your face twice and still end up having to remove mascara and liner after washing. Start by using Racco’s Ciclos Eye Makeup Remover with a cotton round on the eyes to remove shadows, liner and mascara, then remove foundation, blush and powder. Then wash your face to remove excess makeup remover and residues.

using inappropriate makeup remover for your skin

If you have oily skin and use a creamy makeup remover it will make your skin even oilier. The best here is to use a lightweight makeup remover like Racco’s Ciclos Eye Makeup Remover which is volatile and dissipates with air within a couple of minutes.

using regular soap

Besides drying your skin out, regular soap does not remove all residues from your skin. Oily skin types requires a gel or foaming cleanser to remove excessive oiliness as well, as dry skin types feel good with creamy cleansers. So find a facial cleanser specific for your skin type and use it twice a day: in the morning and at night.

not cleaning your makeup tools and applicators often

The makeup you apply to your skin stays accumulated in the brush or sponge you used to apply it with, as well as skin residues like oiliness and dead cells. If you don’t sanitize your tools regularly you are often (like once a week) putting these contaminants back to your freshly cleansed skin. To clean your brushes we recommend using a mild shampoo (for natural bristles) like Racco’s Mais Pura Shampoo, and always keep your brush upside down underneath running water. Never turn the applicator side to the water since that allows water to penetrate into the wood part of the brush, causing it to rotten and the bristles to fall.

Source: M de Mulher

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