Beauty break: how to correctly remove makeup

Of all the elements in our daily beauty routines, makeup removal is vital for healthy, beautiful skin. From essential steps to tailored skincare products, L'Occitane shares its tips for how to perfect this often undervalued beauty step!
By Mélissa Darré

An essential beauty step

A key factor in facial beauty, makeup removal is a daily step that's important not to forget. Removing makeup in the evening not only gently removes traces of makeup, but also the various impurities that build up during the day, such as dead skin and residue from pollution. The simple act of cleansing the epidermis' pores helps reduce the appearance of blemishes, under-eye shadows and fine lines.

As a general rule, skin should be carefully cleansed first thing in the morning. Purifying your skin as soon as you wake up will reveal a radiant, glowing complexion. Skin is cleansed of any excess sebum that may have built up overnight, and in the right condition to absorb your daily skincare products.

Makeup removers according to skin type

From oil to milk and micellar water, sometimes it can be difficult to choose between the different makeup-removal options. The answer is: listen to your skin! Makeup remover should respect your epidermis and its specific needs. Opt for a product composed of natural ingredients, and make it one of your beauty bag essentials.

For oil-prone skin, gels and mousses are the most suitable when it comes to makeup removal, thanks to their deep-cleansing formulae. Milk cleansers, with their nourishing properties, are ideal for dry and sensitive skin which often suffers from irritation and redness. Oils and tonics are incredibly versatile: as well as removing makeup, they nourish and protect - the perfect combination for any skin type!

A tailored beauty routine

Hasty, hurried makeup removal is over. Take the time to enjoy each step of your beauty routine. For your complexion, apply a pea-sized amount of Shea Butter Cleansing Milk onto a cotton wool pad and gently massage your face from the middle outwards, to remove impurities. Those who regularly use oil products will love the rich texture of Shea Butter Cleansing Oil, which emulsifies when in contact with water. 

The eye area is one of the most sensitive zones of your face, so requires specific treatment. It's advisable, therefore, to combine your face cleanser with a product formulated for the eye area, like the new Immortelle Eye Make-up Remover Gel. Rich in Immortelle floral water, rose extract and cornflower, it soothes your eyes by removing all traces of makeup, even waterproof.

For a beautiful end to your makeup removal, rinse your face with lukewarm water and Shea Face Soothing Fluid - ideal for sensitive skin - to remove any leftover residue. For a final hydrating boost, spritz some Shea Comforting Mist over your face.  Your skin will be as fresh as a daisy, and as clean as a whistle!

Beauty break: how to correctly remove makeup
Beauty break: how to correctly remove makeup

L'Occitane shares its tips for how to perfect this often undervalued beauty step!

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