The eyes never lie—especially when it comes to skincare. Since it’s one of the most delicate parts of the face, the eye area requires special attention. While eye cream is a great way to nourish the delicate under-eye area, it’s important to extend your skincare regimen to include an eye makeup remover.
It can be easy to forget that a gentle touch is necessary when stubborn eye makeup threatens to stay put. When you tug, pull, or harshly wipe at the eye area, you’re contributing toward the aging process. We already know that the eyes are one of the first places we see the signs of aging. That’s why it’s important to use the right products and technique. For those like me who love to wear liner, shadow and mascara, it’s vital to use makeup remover at the end of each day (or a special cleanser that can get the job done gently, like our Cleansing Milk with Carnation & Rice Oil, which has a smooth, milky texture and can be removed with a tissue).
Removing eye makeup can be a challenge if you don’t have the right approach. Once you have a gentle and effective formula—I love Mario Badescu’s Carnation Eye Make-Up Remover Oil—enlist the help of cotton balls and swabs to keep your touch gentle and effective.
Here are my simple steps to eye makeup removal.
1. Saturate a cotton ball or pad with makeup remover to soften and moisturize it prior to application.
2. Hold the dampened cotton ball over your closed eyelid for a few seconds to loosen makeup.
3. Using gentle, downward strokes, remove the makeup from the upper lid and lashes. Remember to use a fresh cotton pad once the one you’re using becomes dirty. Repeat until the cotton comes up clean.
4. For the bottom lashes, dampen the end of a cotton swab with product and gently roll it under the lashes to remove the remaining makeup. Repeat until the cotton comes up clean.
Once you’ve successfully removed all traces of makeup from your eyes, you can nourish the area with a hydrating eye cream. The ring finger is the weakest on the hand, so use it to apply eye cream to the area between the high cheekbone and the under eye.
Voila! Baby soft eyes, minus the makeup mess.
Check out this article for even more tips related to the eye area.