This eye make-up removal method will prevent wrinkles

Read on to find out if you have the right technique!

At the end of the day, the last thing you want to do is spend extra time taking off your make-up. You’re not alone: according to a survey, 1/3 of women admit to going to bed with it on two nights of the week! However, sleeping in a full face of make-up can have undesirable effects on your skin.

-It clogs your pores

-It prevents your skin from being able to properly repair itself overnight

-It can cause dryness and irritation

However, simply removing your foundation or mascara isn’t enough to keep your skin youthful-looking and radiant – the way you remove it is equally important. Unfortunately, quickly swiping a cotton pad over your face doesn’t cut it, especially when it comes to the delicate eye area. Here’s how to gently (and efficiently) remove even the most stubborn eye make-up, without encouraging the formation of lines and wrinkles in the process.

Thoroughly soak a cotton pad in makeup remover

If you use cotton pads and an oil-based eye makeup remover to take off your eye make-up, always generously saturate the pads in the product first, and then close your eyes and gently press the cotton pads against them. Wait at least 30 seconds to 1 minute to allow the make-up to soften and dissolve, and then use slow upward and downward movements to remove remaining residue. This technique prevents you from rubbing or tugging at the eye area, an action which causes premature fine lines, if done repeatedly for many years in a row.

If you prefer to use cleansing balm, like Biosource Balm-in-Oil to remove your eye makeup, warm up a macadamia-sized amount of the product with your fingertips. Close your eyes and massage it over the eye area, using gentle circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with water.

Use a cotton swab to remove stubborn eyeliner

You know that stray line of eyeliner that seems to stay put no matter how long you spend taking your make-up off? Apply some of your makeup remover onto one end of a cotton swab and then glide it over the line. This little trick targets the area that needs extra attention and care, and prevents you from trying to tug at it out of frustration!

To further combat – and prevent – fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area, do face exercises (they’re a wonderful workout for your facial muscles!) after taking off your makeup, and pat on repairing eye cream before bed.

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