Bedtime Makeup Removal Routine

    April Leonard   ~   July 10, 2017

You spend so much time applying your makeup in the morning, so why don’t we spend the same amount of time removing it at night? Good question, maybe some of us do but the majority of us don’t, and we should. Going to bed with makeup can age your skin up to 7 times faster. Here a few important steps that you should work into your bedtime makeup removal routine.


First off, start by removing all of your makeup. This ensures that your pores will be clean. You may use a makeup wipe for this, but don’t just stop there. It’s suggested that you cleanse upon getting home for the day so that when bedtime rolls around you aren’t too tired and rely on a sole makeup wipe to do the work of multiple products.

Next, use your face cleanser of choice. Depending on your skin type will determine which one is best for you. Cleansing is so important after makeup removal to remove the impurities our skin is subjected to; makeup, oil, dirt and sweat. Rinse your face with lukewarm water, as the opening and closing of pores with hot and cold water can irritate your skin.

Follow up with a toner. Toners are formulated to remove dirt and oil from the pores which will minimize breakouts and blackheads. There are various types of toners available, some with high alcohol and fragrance content, as well as water based formulas. Toners help to provide an extra barrier of protection to your skin with antioxidants and minimize the appearance of pores. Apply a hydrating serum or cream post toner.

Be mindful of your pillowcase. While you sleep, your skin gets a chance to rest and shed dead skin cells, those cells can build up and cause bacteria and toxins right where you lay your pretty face to rest. Be sure to wash your pillowcase at least once every two weeks. I prefer to wash mine every week and switch my pillow case halfway through. Putting your hair up while you sleep can also reap benefits for your skin. As oils and dirt from your hair can get on your face and pillowcase and cause breakouts.

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