The Best Makeup Remover For You, According To A Makeup Artist

At the end of a long day, removing your makeup can be such a pain. You’re tired, and all you want to do is lay in bed and scroll your Insta feed until you realize you’ve stayed up way too late. So it’s tempting to skip this step, close your eyes, and deal with it tomorrow. But resist!


At night, your skin stimulates its repair process—and you need to let it breathe while this happens. “If you don’t remove your makeup at night, everything that’s been sitting on your face all day long can contaminate your skin and clog your pores,” says makeup artist Adriana Aude. Removing your makeup in the evening also gives you the chance to wash away free radicals on your skin, which is important, as these can accelerate the aging process.



You should also keep makeup remover wipes on your bedside table. “When you have one of those lazy nights, you can pull one out and wipe your face,” says Aude. At the very least, it’ll save you from waking up with black smudges all over your pillow.



We asked Aude to give us her seven favorite makeup removers based on your most pressing requirements. Do you avoid removers because they sting your eyes? Do you want a multipurpose remover? Are you in need of one that’s an ace at swiping waterproof mascara clean? Have you been looking for an organic product but couldn’t find one that stacks up?


She’s got you covered for all of those issues—and more.


Aude looks for a cold-pressed, unrefined organic coconut oil (Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil is a solid choice). “This will melt your makeup away,” says Aude. “It’s similar to a cleansing oil. She adds that it won’t make you break out. Apply to dry skin, massaging in circular motions. Then splash off with warm water.




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