What goes on must come off

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Ever tried washing off your make-up with a regular facial cleanser? Well, stop. Stop that right now. You’re wasting your cleanser – and hot water.

Before cleansing your face you should always try to remove as much make-up as possible. This will allow your facial wash or cleanser to do its job more effectively by actually penetrating your skin and not overworking itself working to remove that waterproof eyeliner first.

Some might think it’s not unnecessary to remove your eye make-up, but it is such an important step. Here’s our tried and tested eye make-up removers, wipes and pre-cleansers.

What goes on must come off

Removers

This should always be your first step when it comes to cleansing and removing your make-up. There are lots of different liquid removers available that will suit everyone’s needs from waterproof or long-wear make-up, or if you have sensitive eyes.
We love: BWC Fragrance Free Creamy Eye Make-Up Remover Extra Gentle, R150, Eucerin Dermato Clean Waterproof Eye Make-Up Remover, R79.99, Sensai Silky Purifying Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover For Eye And Lip, R365, Revlon Pure Skin, Yardley Clear Away Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover, R59.95, Environ Original Eye Make-Up Remover, R125 and Decléor Aroma Cleanse, R265.

Wipes

If you aren’t a fan of applying the remover to a cotton pad and prefer to have an all-in-one, then try facial cleansing wipes or pads. They are convenient, especially when you’re travelling and don’t feel like carrying cotton pads and a bottle of remover.
We love: Yardley Oatmeal Facial Cleansing Wipes, R49.95, Almay Oil-Free Eye Make-Up Remover Pads and Andrea EyeQ’s Make-up Remover Pads Ultra Quick, R42.

Pre-Cleansers

This is just a little extra help when it comes to cleansing your face. By using a pre-cleanser it helps to dissolve not only make-up, but excess sebum and sunscreen as well. It works wonders dissolving waterproof make-up and residual dirt allowing your prescribed skincare routine to better penetrate your skin.
We love: Dermalogica Precleanse, R415 and Environ Sebuprep, R125.

Next time you apply make-up, remember what goes on must come off.

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Riekie

    Love the wipes, especially after a facial wash

    6 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    I always use a remover so that my skin can be clean

    6 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    Great article,I love the wipes,its convenient and doesn’t cost alot

    6 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    I prefer wipes to cotton ball, it gives me nerves just touching it.

    6 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    I use Johnsons & Johnsons make up remover, it’s so good for me

    6 years ago •

  1. Botes

    I love Elizabeth Ardens make up remover, the only product that takes it all off!!!! A good make up remover is a must for every girl!!!

    6 years ago •

  1. diamond

    I wish i always have the time to do the removing bit..

    6 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    Great article. I normally cleanse and then use toner for the last traces. But this makes a lot of sense. I can never go to sleep at night if I dont have a clean face. :)

    6 years ago •

  1. Le Noir Pearl

    Is there any woman here who sleep with her make up on?any 1?mmmhuh? I’m glad no 1 does that here or else…

    6 years ago •

  1. McConney

    Love facial wipes. I always use those when I wear heavy eye makeup especially.

    6 years ago •

  1. M.Ross

    I use Dermalogica pre cleanse. Takes off everything, even waterproof mascara, it’s the best!!!! Worth every penny!

    6 years ago •

  1. wyona

    So very true that’s why i always use wipes to remove as much make-up as possible, and then use my cleanser, or use a ear bud that i dip into my eye make-up remover to clean my eyes of access kohl pencil or mascara it’s works great.

    6 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    cant live without facial wipes!

    6 years ago •

  1. Vuvoo

    Great article, much as removing make-up is a mission it has to be done!

    6 years ago •

  1. Guccigirl

    I’m a huge fan of wipes! They make is so quick and easy to remove make-up before cleansing. And they are particularly good at getting heavy eye make-up and waterpoof mascara off.
    Another favorite of mine is the Like Silk eye make-up remover. I just find that it isn’t as good at cleaning certain mascara’s off.

    6 years ago •

  1. Mohamed

    Sometimes late at night when you too tired and its winter, wipes are a gift from heaven! I then use Orlane lotion to make sure my skin is completely clean.

    6 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    I would have never thought that it matters. Thanks again for insightful beauty advice.

    6 years ago •

  1. Zu

    The lancome toner is good because its cleanse as it tones. Its like 2 in 1

    6 years ago •

  1. Mpbutterfly

    I will try the wipes or the Eucerin product. The others just seem too expensive.

    6 years ago •

  1. CarolynMcM

    I love my Dermalogica Precleanse!

    6 years ago •

  1. reddy

    Love using Johnsons and Johnsons make-up remover wipes, its so convenient, and it does not irritate my eyes.

    6 years ago •

  1. Sagree Moodley

    Great article, brilliant advise…I have tried the facial wipes and eye make up remover and it makes washing up so much easier and less time consuming.

    6 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    i also love wipes when u don’t have much energy otherwise swear by OCM ( oil cleasing method)

    6 years ago •

  1. anisha

    If I dont remove my eye makeup I am left with swollen eyes the next morning! Skin needs to breathe at night so let it do just that!

    6 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    I really need a waterproof eye make -up remover I always battle when removing the mascara. Thanks for giving me so may options.

    6 years ago •

  1. Clarad

    I personally find the OCM- Oil Cleansing Method very effective!

    6 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    I find wipes dry out before you can even use all of them. I recently bought the Johnsons & Johnsons make up remover and I was impressed! It’s around R34 and available everywhere!

    6 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Kay

    If I wear make up I ALWAYS make sure to remove it before sleeping! It’s an instant ager! I like using wipes, then my normal cleanser!

    6 years ago •

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