The Best way to take it all off (Makeup, that is)

I’ll be the first person to admit that I’m not the best about taking my makeup off every night. A busy schedule, an active nightlife and more open bar parties on my docket than the average gal generally translates to me falling face first into bed with a full face of makeup. Along with waking up looking like the Joker was my look of the day inspiration, I’ve occasionally and rightly earned the punishment of dull looking, congested skin, along with the occasional adult pimple or two.

In my efforts to treat my skin a little better, I’ve discovered a few great products to help remove all makeup at the end of the night (or, if you’re like me, the next morning), and just for kicks, I’ll throw a product or two that will help you rescue your skin if you’ve been less than kind to it.

Neutrogena Naturals Facial Wipesneutrogena

These are a gem of a product because they’re lazy and drunk proof. Keep them in your night stand so they’re within easy blurry reaching distance even if you’re incapable of remaining in an upright position. Chock full of natural goodness they take all your makeup off and leave your skin healthy and happy.

dermalogica-precleanse-wipesDermologica Prewash Facial Wipes

Prewashing your face may seem a little bit like Prewashing your dishes before putting themm in the dishwasher. But if you’re wearing a ton of mascara, a heavy foundation or generally want to ensure that you’re getting every little bit of makeup off your face then these wipes are for you. They do a great job of loosening all the junk you’ve slathered on your skin up, letting it wash away gently and easily with your favorite Facewash.

Consonant Foaming FacewashConsonant-Organic-Foaming-Facewash

This product has rapidly become my absolute favorite Facewash.  All natural, paraben, cruelty and general nastiness free, this face wash magically rids your face of every trace of makeup- even mascara!- while leaving your skin happy and cared for. And even though it foams, I get none of that “tightness” I feel when I usually use foam cleansers. I love the light herbal scent and how lovely it makes my face feel after every use.

olayOil of Olay 4-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths

This nifty little product is my absolute favorite facial cleanser for when I’m travelling. Why? Because they’re cloths! I try to travel with a carry on whenever I go anywhere and since liquid real estate is a hot commodity, I try to minimize on the bottles where I can. And they’re not just handy for the impatient traveller – they actually work really well. I prefer the Sensitive kind, as I find the cloth a bit more gentler and the foam that it creates a bit more luxurious than the or combination skin formulas. The cloths take EVERYTHING off, again, even mascara, without irritating your eyes or drying your skin out. You can bet I’ll be restocking these before my next trip.

Trinitae Dead Sea Mud Masktrinitae

This product is a bit of a bonus on this list of cleansers. This is the stuff I reach for when I’ve been mean to my skin one time too many and it’s about to rebel on me. This is actual mud from the Dead Sea – no additives, no additional anything, it’s the real deal brought to you in convienent little vaccum sealed packs.  I recommend emptying your package into an airtight container to keep it fresh and potent. It’s a great skin recovery tool, cleaning out your pores and exfoliating all that badness away. You’ll feel a bit of a burn when you first slather it on – that’s normal. Leave it on for as long as you can stand it,  then gently scrub it off.  You’ll be left with baby soft, smooth, rejuvenated skin and you will love it.

What’s your favourite way to take your makeup off? tweet at me and Addicted (@thenadiae and @weraddicted) and let us know!

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Addicted Magazine. Her myriad of addictions include music, fashion, travel, technology, boxing and trying to make the world a better place. Nadia is also a feminist, an animal lover, and a neverending dreamer. Keep up with her on social media through @thenadiae.
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