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The Ultimate Skincare Routine To Follow After Makeup

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Makeup makes us all look and feel pretty, no doubt. But always opting to go for a lot of makeup can be really harsh for the skin, especially if we layer on cosmetic products.

This, and a lot of other things like pollution, the harsh rays of the sun and stress can make it extremely important to have a good skin care after makeup routine.

We apply layers and layers of makeup every day. This can clog up our pores and cause a host of skin problems like acne, pimples, blackheads and what not.

A skin care routine is exceptionally important for people who use a lot of makeup every day. It is actually not advised to use too much makeup on a regular basis.

But, if you follow a good skin care routine along with using makeup, it shouldn't cause too much of a damage to the skin.

Another factor to keep in mind while dealing with makeup is to make sure you pick the right kind of makeup. Make sure you stick to trusted brands and the cheaper options available.

After all, you can't take a risk when the skin is involved, right? There are reasonably priced options available even in trusted brands. So, go for those and follow these tips to ensure that your skin stays damage free!

Makeup Removal: We cannot put enough stress on exactly how important makeup removal is. Do not by any means go to bed with makeup on, you want your skin to be able to breathe at night, isn't it? Use makeup remover or makeup-removing wipes. There's this amazing product called micellar water for cleansing the face that gently removes all traces of even the most stubborn makeup. It is like water with oil particles in it and it is perfect even to be used for extremely sensitive skin.

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Cleansing: After removing the makeup, use a gentle face wash or cleanser to clean the face even further. Make sure you use the one that is gentle. It is very important to find a gentle face wash that suits your skin type. It isn't encouraged to keep switching between brands. No risks when it comes to skin care!

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Toning: An astringent or a toner should be used without fail after washing the face to bring back the natural pH level of the face and to close up the pores. Look for ingredients like witch hazel, which have skin-firming qualities. You could even use the simple rose water.

Moisturise: We love moisturising because it can make so much of a difference! The right amount of moisture can actually delay the signs of ageing. Use a serum as a moisturiser or any basic oil-free moisturiser. Since it's mostly night-time when you remove makeup, we'd suggest incorporating face oils into the routine. Go for a rosehip or vitamin E oil. Oils are deeply nourishing and they work to heal the skin overnight; and don't worry, they won't make the skin turn oily. You'd just wake up with a glowing, supple skin.

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So, follow these tips after a day of using a lot of makeup, and have no regrets!

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Story first published: Saturday, August 13, 2016, 7:30 [IST]
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