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When you’ve slept with make-up on

So, you slept with your make-up on? While you should always strive to avoid this slip-up at all costs, you can undo the effects of being too tired (or too lazy) to do the right thing. Ensure to target your skin type. Taking care of your face all depends on your skin type. Dry/normal skin With this skin type, in the morning, the ingredients in the make-up will make your face dry and flaky, causing a dull appearance.

Here’s what to do:

Step 1: Double cleanse. Use an oil-based make-up remover, because it latches best on old make-up and helps prevent further moisture loss. Step 2: When you sleep with your make-up on, that means you skipped your nighttime routine, and as a result, emphasizing fine lines on your face. Hence, you need a hydrating mask. Step 3: Finally, use a good moisturiser to soothe the skin and boost your face.

An example is Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme cream. Oily/combination skin With this skin type, in the morning, your skin will have blocked pores as a result of make-up. This will consequently lead to breakouts. Here’s what to do:

Step 1: Make acids your friend; the good acids found in skincare products. Remove eye make-up then wash your face with a cleanser that either contains glycolic or salicylic acid. You can use Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm that is good for dissolving make-up. It’s available at Lintons for Sh4,425.

Step 2: Go deeper. De-gunk pores with a purifying clay mask. Clay mask is better for oily skin as it is drying, while mud mask, which is water-based, is more hydrating.

Step 3: Complete by using a moisturiser that targets the pores. A salicylic acid spiked moisturiser hydrates lightly while gently clearing pores. You can opt for Neutrogena’s Oil-free Moisture, going for Sh2,995 at Super Cosmetics.

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