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How to Remove Your Party Make-up

You’re home, it’s late, and you had a blast. Time to start your skincare routine, right? Ah! But bed is so inviting! No need to feel torn between cleansed skin and comfy covers - our best make-up remover solutions will get your skin clean, feeling fresh, and your make-up removed (properly), in a flash.

Do prep your skin first

Prepping your skin before you even start that smoky eye is the way to go, we say. First up, a moisturiser will mean skin appears plump and healthy-looking from the get-go, and it’ll be a smooth canvas for your make-up. Dry or dehydrated spots? Skin will sap up your foundation and likely look a little patchy. Other than sticking to a consistent skincare routine, pop a Simple® Water Boost Hydrating Booster in your bag if you need an on-the-go moisture boost – it’ll quench thirsty skin!

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Reach for the oil when waterproof mascara won’t budge

Waterproof mascara: great for going the distance, not so easy to get off, even with the best make-up remover! And when it’s late, it’s tempting to get scrubbing and rubbing to try and speed up the process. Our tip? Reach for the oil. Yep, you read that right! If your mascara is waterproof, it means (happy) tears and getting caught in the rain won’t budge your look. But oil will! This means an oil-based cleanser or dual phase make-up remover like Simple Kind To Skin Dual Effect Eye Make-Up Remover will do the trick to dissolve stubborn waterproof mascara.

“Mascara dots on your eyelids, even with waterproof mascara? Oily eyelids are usually to blame. Try a primer on lids to set your look, and say goodbye to mascara melt-down.”
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Do double-up your cleansing routine

We know, it’s hard enough to reach for a cleanser once! The good news is, cleansing twice still won’t take long and you’ll wake up to doubly fresh feeling skin in the morning. Try using a facial cleansing wipe to rid those impurities, and follow-up with a foaming cleanser. It’s a great make-up remover trick - those foundation remains stand no chance, plus your pillowcase stays smudge-free!

Do add a toner

Try a toner like Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner to get the last few traces. It’ll help remove excess oils and dead skin cells that may lurk on your skin after washing too.

Don’t miss these secret spots

Remember your eyelids! The lash line to be exact. Sometimes liner can build up here, meaning skin irritation and sensitivity is rife. Our tip? Fold your cotton pad (soaked in eye make-up remover) into a little triangular wedge (like a mini pizza slice) and use the tip to accurately melt away make-up remains. Whipped out the shimmery bronzer? Don’t forget to wipe away make-up from collarbones and shoulders too, for thoroughly cleansed skin.

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Don’t forget to moisturise

It’s all well and good getting every last trace of blusher, but moisturising after ridding your make-up is just as important. Our skin does a lot of repairing while we sleep and moisturiser helps balance your lipid barrier. Already horizontal? Keep a tub or tube of your night cream bedside for easy access.

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And so it’s time to say goodnight (or good morning!). Freshly-cleansed skin shouldn’t be a mission with the best make-up removers, tips, and tricks. Your eyes, skin (and your pillowcase!) will thank you for it.