Lazy Girl's Guide to Makeup Removal!
While sleeping with makeup on may seem like an easy option, it's a terrible idea for your skin! Here are my top picks for removing makeup quickly!
After a long day, there's nothing more tempting than dozing off without washing off your makeup. While this may seem like an easy option, it's a terrible idea for your skin! As your skin is significantly more regenerative at night, it's important to use hard working skin care products that nourish your complexion. Sleeping with your makeup on however, prevents this from happening. You need to let your skin breathe! For those days (or nights) when you want to wash off your makeup in as little time as possible, I have a few handy recommendations. Whether you're a fan of wipes, sponges or cleansers... we have natural skincare to make your life easier!
Konjac sponges are great because they can replace both your regular cleanser and exfoliator! My pick is the Life Basics Konjac Sponge - Bamboo Charcoal $16.95. Ideal for acne-prone skin types, this sponge is made with activated charcoal bamboo which lightly exfoliates to remove dirt and grime from your pores. This naturally alkaline charcoal balances your skin's pH levels and deeply cleanses the skin. The best part? You can use this sponge on its own with warm water or alongside your favourite cleanser! I recommend using the sponge in circular motions all over the face. Life Basics also has versions for oily and combination skin; dry and sensitive; dehydrated and dull; mature and one suitable for all skin types.
Using a micellar water cleanser is one of my favourite ways to remove makeup in a hurry! This amazing water has a hydrophilic end that's attracted to water and a lipophilic end that's attracted to oils. This means that it draws out any impurities without leaving an oily build up! My favourite is the 100% Pure Rose Micellar Cleansing Water $29.95, which gently yet deeply cleanses away sunscreen, makeup, excess oil and other impurities with a unique combination of soothing floral waters and brightening ingredients. It provides a highly effective, no-rinse cleanse in one simple step and is ideal for all skin types.
While most mainstream facial wipes can be damaging, natural makeup wipes won't dry out or strip the essential oils from your skin! I love the WOTNOT Facial Wipes Normal/Sensitive Skin $8.95, which are so gentle! Made from 100% natural cloth soaked, these wipes containing a water based blend of Aloe Vera, Sweet Almond Oil and Jojoba Oil to condition your skin.
Whether you prefer a cream, gel or milk, a natural cleanser is always a fantastic choice! Here at Nourished Life, we have an enormous range of natural cleansers that cater to all skin types. When choosing a cleanser that's best for you, it's important to consider not only the formulation, but also which ingredients are most effective for your skin type. If you have dry skin for example, you may benefit from using a cleanser rich in moisturising ingredients such as Jojoba Oil or Hyaluronic Acid.