Did you know that removing eye makeup can promote wrinkles?

We spend so much of our hard-earned money on what we are putting on our skin but often neglect the importance of taking it off properly.

Removing eye makeup in the most gentle way possible is vital to avoid damage to the thinnest layer of skin on our entire body – around the eyes. Removing eye makeup too harshly or with incorrect products can cause irritation and worst of all promote wrinkles.

The most gentle way to remove eye makeup is to soak an organic cotton round with remover, leave on eye for a few seconds (or as long as can) and swipe gently from inner to outer corner.  For stubborn mascara and liner around the eyes, soak a Q-tip with remover and dab or wipe gently around the eye.

When it comes to choosing the best remover for you, consider:

  • are you prone to sensitivity in and around the eyes
  • does it remove makeup in one go – you don’t want to rub or pull the skin too much
  • is it right for your skin type
  • doesn’t clog pores or leave an oily residue
  • do you need a product that will remove the toughest waterproof mascara

With so many formulas to choose from including creams, micellar waters, cleansing waters and makeup-removing wipes you can find the best product for your lifestyle and budget.  Organic and chemical free options are becoming popular and many are infused with ingredients such as cornflower water, aloe vera and cucumber to brighten and restore moisture; soothing chamomile and marshmallow root extracts to reduce acengenic bacteria, and almond kernals to redness and inflammation and nourishing oak kernel extract to reduce fine lines.

As equally important to the product is using quality cotton rounds or balls and many ranges are now organic and bleach free.

A little research will go a long way in ensuring you find a gentle but effective remover that doesn’t add lines to your face – leave that to Mother Nature.

Beauty info, clockwise from left: Lancome Bi-Facil Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover $55, and Chantecaille Rose Eye Makeup Remover $58, www.mecca.com.au; Inika Certified Organic Eye Makeup Remover $25.95, www.adorebeauty.com.au; The Balm Balms Away Eye Makeup Remover $24.95, www.davidjones.com.au; Simple Kind to Skin Eye Makeup Remover Wipes $7.99, www.priceline.com.auNeutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover, $10.89, www.priceline.com.au


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