First things first . . . get your minds out the gutter . . . I don’t have a night job of that kind!
But, I love wearing make up and I do almost every day. Women often say to me, why do you wear makeup? Don’t you know it damages your skin? Of course, this usually comes from a women who chain smokes, drinks lots of coffee and doesn’t wear sunscreen.
Newsflash! Many things damage your skin. Make up can, if you use it incorrectly, or your skin reacts to certain ingredients in the product. (If you have that reaction action, stop using it, no matter how much it cost, saving your skin is worth more than money.)
I often hear women complain about how a foundation made them break out or how and an eyeliner, mascara or eye shadow caused an eye infection. Now, this can sometimes be true, but more often than not, it’s because you haven’t taken off your make up properly. I have one simple rule . . . NEVER sleep with your makeup on. Make up seeps into your skin and it will clog your pores and this will cause breakouts. Eye make up, if not removed completely can lead to infections. It stands to reason that this is inevitable.
I always use gentle yet effective make up removers. And I have a separate eye make up remover, which I also use on my lips.
I have been in love with The Estee Lauder Take It Away waterproof make up remover for a long time and my Body Shop face brush. It does the business.
I recently found two new products that I can’t live without.
The Estee Lauder Re-Nutrive Hydrating Crème Cleanser and the Olay Regenesrist cleansing brush.
I use the cleanser every day but the brush a few times a week because for me, over exfoliation leads to excess oil production, which leads to break outs.
I alternate with a deep pore-cleansing mask. On other days, I place a warm face cloth over my face for a few seconds to deep cleanse and remove any excess make up. I’m also a fan of mild exfoliators. I like using mixture sugar and a milky cleanser but my favourite has to be a mixture of honey, brown sugar and lemon.
Taking off my make up properly is very important to me, it gives me peace of mind and a good nights sleep!