After a hard night of partying, when you're just about ready to crawl into bed, the last thing you feel like doing if taking your make-up off.
But skipping your nightly beauty routine is damaging - your skin will end up paying for it, as will your eyes.
Take time to cleanse properly, and make a good job of it by following these guidelines:
- Make sure you use high quality cotton wool pads, which you should moisten slightly before putting a little makeup remover on them: if you use too much cleanser, you're likely to end up with red and irritated eyes.
- Hold the cotton pad against the closed lid for about thirty seconds, allowing the remover to gently dissolve away the remains of eye shadow and mascara.
- Don't rub your eyes. Use gentle movements – always towards the outer edge of the eye – above and below the lashes.
- If you use waterproof mascara, you must use a cleansing product designed to deal with this type of cosmetic: traditional cleansers just won't cope. In general, long-lasting and waterproof make up will need more cleansing effort.