Easy on the eyes: Tip of the Day 4-22-22
When it comes to the skin around your eyes, the less you tug and pull, the better (especially when removing eye makeup).
Pulling or tugging at skin around your eyes can cause damage and breakage of delicate blood vessels. Dermatologists say you can easily tear the thin sensitive skin area around your eyes, so handle with care.
In an interview for Birdie, Honey MUA Robert Greene shares, “Soaking the eyes with cotton pads is a very gentle way of removing eye makeup.” Rest the soaked cotton pads on your eyes like cucumber slices for 15 - 20 seconds to break down your makeup. Repeat the process if more breakdown is needed. Your eye makeup should glide off with a gentle wiping when makeup is broken down properly. Greene suggests using a q-tip to clean up along your lash line.
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser after removing eye makeup. This is important! Makeup remover contains ingredients that prolong it’s shelf life. Experts say the buildup of these preservatives can lead to early skin aging. You don’t want to leave any of that on your skin.
If your eye makeup requires excessive rubbing, consider trying a new product.
MUA’s suggest the following:
• Paula's Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover $17.00
• For sensitive skin - Renée Rouleau Soothing Eye Makeup Remover ($35)
• For waterproof products - Boscia's MakeUp-BreakUp ($32) or Sunday Riley's Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm ($50)