It’s one of the thinnest areas of skin on your face. It’s naturally sensitive and it’s the first area to show signs of wear and tear (read: wrinkles), so why do so many of us take off makeup in a way that can damage delicate under eye skin?
When we talk about the right way to remove makeup and avoid skin irritation, there’s no skin that deserves more TLC than the skin under your eyes.
The skin around your eyes is thinner and may make less oil. This means it has a weaker protection barrier against irritants. Old makeup happens to be the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which can give you an eye infection according to Dermatologist, Dr. Debra Luftman.
The best way to care for this fragile area is to take your makeup off the right way. If you wear mascara daily, or any kind of eye makeup, these three steps are for you.
Step 1: Face wash alone is not enough. Make sure you have eye makeup remover, like our Simple Skincare Eye Make-up Remover Pads for the convenience factor.
Step 2: Dr. Luftman said you should always start wiping from the nose and out towards your temple.
Step 3: No matter what, do not rub or tug hard at the skin. If you wear a lot of eye makeup, grab a second wipe and repeat the motion.
After your eyes are clean, wash your face and moisturize as usual.