After a night out the only thing we want to do is jump into bed, especially in this unappealing wintry weather. However, it has always been drilled into us by beauty experts alike that the importance of removing make-up before bed-time is paramount.
Not only does it serve to save your pillow from unwanted stains, but it allows skin to ‘breathe’ after a heavy session on the tiles, preventing clogged pores and annoying break-outs. If you don’t have a good make-up remover already, here are five of the best:
1. Wilkinsons Tea Tree make-up wipes
For two packs of wipes for 99p, this offer is just too good to miss. The Tea Tree extract is refreshing and is a popular remedy for acne-sufferers due to its ability to kill off pesky bacteria which dwell on our skin. Available from most Wilkinsons stores.
2. Superdrug Vitamin E make-up wipes
Vitamin E is an essential component in skin rejuvenation. Not only does it fight off the effects of aging, but it regulates Vitamin A production and protects skin against the damaging effects of pollution, UV damage and alcohol. These wipes smell lovely and fragrant, but not over-perfumed, offering a revitalised face to wake-up to in the morning.
What’s more Superdrug offer a whole range of Vitamin E skin products, so stock up!
3. Simple eye make-up remover
For those of you with sensitive skin, Simple is the solution for you. Remove stubborn waterproof mascara and anchored eyeliner smudges with Simple’s pads or cream (applied to cotton-wool). These products are extremely kind to the eye area and won’t ‘burn’ dreary eyes like some unfriendly skin products tend to do.
Ever wondered why spas apply cucumber slices to eyes during treatments? Why, they serve to cool and reinvigorate! This cucumber-based gel will soothe and clean heavily made-up eyes. Apply a small amount to a cotton-wool pad and gently sweep over eyes, trying not to rub too hard (this will only aggravate). With this relaxing formula you’ll be make-up free and fast asleep in no time at all!
If you are prone to oily skin, invest in a more expensive brand that will rid your face of excess oils and take-off your make-up at the same time. Only a small amount is needed to quickly spread and absorb into the skin, removing dirt before you can say “Removing make-up is such a chore!”