How to Remove Makeup for Healthier Skin

You’ve heard it before: cleanse skin morning and evening to optimize health and beauty. But did you know makeup removal should actually be separate from cleansing, and is just as important?

Leaving makeup on overnight, or applying makeup over yesterday’s makeup, is one of the leading causes of breakouts and skin irritation. Even the healthiest makeups aren’t meant to be left on your skin for days without removal.

For dry and sensitive skin, leaving makeup on means that your already compromised lipid layer is further damaged. It also means that your moisturizing skin care may not absorb as readily, which means your skin doesn’t get what it needs, and you waste your time and money on moisturizers that aren’t providing their full benefits!

In order to protect your skin’s health and beauty, and get the most out of your skin care products, makeup removal is absolutely essential. Here’s the best way to remove makeup at the end of each day.

Begin with your Atopalm foaming cleanser. Pump a generous amount into your hand, and massage the rich, foamy texture into your face using circular motions. Massage for a full minute, then rinse with tepid water and pat (don’t rub!) dry.

After washing your face, you’re ready to remove makeup with Cleansing Water. While it’s true that our foaming cleansers do a lot to loosen and break down makeup, there will still be trace amounts on your face. In addition, our foaming cleansers are not meant to remove eye makeup, while Real Barrier Cleansing Water is the best eye makeup remover you can use!

Apply Cleansing Water to a cotton pad, and massage with circular motions over the entire face, including the eye area. Repeat as necessary until all traces of makeup are removed.

Cleansing Water moisturizes as it removes makeup and cleans the skin. Most people prefer to apply a face cream after using Cleansing Water since the skin is perfectly prepped for maximum skin care benefits; however, it is completely up to you, since your skin will likely feel great after the Cleansing Water alone.

After you implement a true makeup removal step in your skin care regimen, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without removing your makeup at night. Your skin will show its thanks with improved health, comfort, radiance, and beauty!

Why You Should Wash Your Face

CleansersYou know you should do it, so why is it so hard? Most women will agree that washing their face before bed is one of the most hated chores of the day.

To give you some face washing inspiration, here’s a quick look at why you should wash your face, and what might happen if you don’t.

First, let’s tackle the obvious. Your face is dirty! All day long, your face is pelted with dirt, debris, toxins, and more. Plus, oil is being produced to help keep your skin protected from all these things. By the end of the day, your skin features a layer of all the day’s stuff, not to mention your leftover skin care products and makeup. Removing this layer of junk is one of the best ways to let your skin naturally renew itself overnight, helping you to wake up looking fresh.

Another reason to cleanse your face is to prepare it for your nighttime skin care products. It’s great to use skin care overnight to help promote healthy skin function and renewal during the skin’s natural renewal phase. If you layer your night face cream on top of your makeup, excess oil, etc., you’re not giving it a very good chance to work for you!

Lastly, washing your face before bed is one of the best ways to ensure a great start in the morning. If you don’t remove your makeup, skin care residue, oil and dirt, you’ll wake up to all these things — and more — still on your face in the morning. It’s also an assured way to create blemishes and irritate sensitive skin conditions like rosacea or eczema.

The good news is that Atopalm is here to make nighttime cleansing easier than ever. If you really, truly hate to wash your face at night, check out our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes! These handy pre-moistened towelettes work to thoroughly remove makeup and grime, all while adding a refreshing layer of moisture to the skin. It’s so quick and easy that it doesn’t even feel like a chore!

If you’re ready for more in-depth nighttime cleansing, turn to our Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam. Rich and luxurious, this moisturizing foam cleanses deeply to purify pores and leave your skin feeling refreshed and pure. Plus, our fantastic moisturizers soothe dry skin and ensure that the formula works without leaving skin feeling stripped.

By making it easier to cleanse your face before bed, we hope that you’ll make it a priority and find yourself enjoying calm, beautiful skin each morning.