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Our Top 6 Make-Up Remover Tips

We all know about the benefits of removing our make-up before bed. But when it comes to how we take it off, are we quite as savvy? Here’s how to remove your make-up, while going easy on sensitive skin, with 6 top tips for making the most of your make-up removing routine.

1. Access all areas

Firstly, be sure to sweep hair away from your face before cleansing. Your hairline? A hotbed for forgotten-about build-up, so make this spot a regular in your cleansing routine. Don’t forget behind your ears and below your jaw – pesky make-up remains can be left behind.

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2. Go gentle on your eyes

Eyes are sensitive, and the skin around them is much thinner than the rest of your face. This means tugging, pulling, rubbing, and even vigorous cleansing can damage the delicate skin. The good news is a hardworking (but oh-so-gentle) eye make-up remover for sensitive skin, like Simple® Kind to Eyes Eye Make-Up Remover, is all you need to get every lash clean. No harsh rubbing required!


3. Soak away stubborn eye make-up

A simple tip to dissolve stubborn eye make-up is to soak lids and lashes for longer. Hold a cotton pad soaked in Simple® Kind to Skin Dual Effect Eye Make-Up Remover over your eyes for a few seconds, and sweep away that mascara residue in one go. Leaving for a few extra seconds means the more time the two-part formula has to get to work.

Give the bottle a quick shake to mix the vitamin-enriched water and gentle cleansing oil phases before using. It conditions your lashes as it works, with no need to rub your skin – perfect for even sensitive skin!

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4. Try an earbud 

You heard it here first! These multitasking marvels are our secret to getting a great cleanse. Soak one end in eye make-up remover and use it for stubborn areas like between eyebrow hairs, under your eye line, and even hard-to-reach foundation residue in your hairline. 

“Fun fact: an earbud dipped in eye make-up remover is a great tool for fixing wobbly eyeliner when you’re applying it.”
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5. Give skin a mini massage

When opting for a wash-off cleanser, massage it into your skin in circular motions, concentrating on areas where dirt collects, like the sides of your nose and your neck. Just try not to pull the skin down, as this can add unwanted pressure on delicate skin. This mini massage will also help to boost circulation and bring oxygen to the surface of the skin, making it look refreshed and healthy – and it feels so nice!


6. Remove make-up on the go

Removing eye make-up doesn’t always happen in the bathroom! Sometimes, getting rid of grime is an on-the-go job. Ever had a fright post-workout when your mascara has melted down your cheeks? Sweat mixed with the day’s make-up and pollution can be a hot spot for skin irritation. Stash a pack of Simple® Water Boost Hydrating Cleansing Wipes in your gym bag for a quick cleanse pre and post-spin class – they’ll leave skin feeling hydrated, clean and fright-free, and are one of the best make-up removers for sensitive skin!

So, there you have it. Our insider guide to savvy make-up removal, for that fresh-faced feeling, without the fuss. Now, where are those wipes?

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