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There’s nothing quite like experimenting with bold eyeshadows and pretty blushes for a big night out. But it’s not quite so fun waking up with panda eyes and blocked pores when we’ve forgotten to take our make-up off after.
So, no matter how tempting it might be to jump straight into bed after a long day (or night!), it’s essential you properly remove your make-up before following your usual skincare routine. But what’s the best way to do it when you have sensitive skin? These top tips will explain.
1. Prep Your Face for a Full Clean
Make sure you tie your hair back or use a headband before you use your cleanser. That way you can hit hard to reach areas like your hairline and behind your ears. It’s important that you clean as close to your scalp as possible as build up mixed with your hair’s natural oils is a recipe for trouble. Especially for those with acne prone skin. Below your jaw line is another main offender when it comes to left behind make-up so make sure you target there too.
2. Be Gentle
Those with sensitive skin will want to choose a remover with a gentle formula that won’t irritate the skin. Like Suds, a 100% natural and handmade make-up remover containing essential oils and Vitamin E. Suds includes Roman Chamomile oil which eases skin conditions such as eczema and rashes. It also contains Jojoba Oil which moisturises the skin and helps heal wounds or scarring from acne quicker.
To use, simply apply to wet skin using a cotton face cloth, lather then rinse thoroughly. Despite being gentle on your skin, Suds still works hard to remove make-up so you don’t need to use too much pressure or rub the skin to get it clean. It’s especially important to avoid doing this with eye make-up as the skin around the eyes is delicate and prone to damage if not treated with care.
3. Soak Don’t Scrub
If your eye make-up is being extra stubborn, soak a bamboo pad with make-up remover and hold it over your lids and lashes for a few seconds. You should then be able to wipe away any mascara or liner with minimal fuss.
4. Use Organic Pads or Cloths.
If you’re using a face cloth to remove your make-up, choose one which is made from organic cotton. The all-natural fibers are kinder on the skin and much less likely to cause allergic reactions than synthetic materials.
When it comes to face pads, why not join the bamboo revolution? Bamboo is the perfect material to use on the skin as it’s hypoallergenic, anti-microbial and anti-fungal! Our double layer face pads are made from 100% eco-friendly and sustainable bamboo. They’re also reusable so you’ll be minimising waste too. Winner!