It’s fall, and if you’re like me, that probably means your skin is about to freak out. Well, even if you have relatively normal skin, the cooling temperatures and breezy days can make your skin at least a little more sensitive. It’s always a good idea to switch up your products with the season, and one that I stress giving a second look is your makeup remover.
Makeup removers can be the harshest products we use on our skin— I mean, they are supposed to break down all of our makeup and wipe away all the residue, right? Unfortunately, because of the stripping nature of makeup removers, many leave us feeling dry or irritated.
My first tip on removing makeup without upsetting sensitive skin is to stop looking for a one-product-does-all solution. You should be double cleansing, as in using a makeup remover, then a face wash. This allows you to use gentler products while still getting a thorough cleanse. My second tip is to find the right remover for you.
Lately, I’ve been battling my worst flare ups of eczema ever, and I’ve had to be super selective in the products I’m using. Keep reading for tried-and-true makeup removers for sensitive skin that still get the job done.
1. Simple Micellar Water Makeup Remover Wipes
Since I first used it, I knew I’d never be able to live without Simple’s Micellar water ever again. So when they came out with their wipes soaked in the stuff, I was over the moon. They just make it so easy to get the most out of the gentle cleansing water, which grabs hold to and removes makeup, dirt and oil.
2. Pond’s Cold Cream
This one’s a classic straight from your grandma’s medicine cabinet. But don’t be fooled, this timeless cream cleanser will always have a place in our routines. The rich formula melts tough makeup while giving your skin an intense boost of moisture. A little goes a long way, and you can even use it as a moisturizing face mask if you need a little extra TLC by letting it sink in for a few minutes before washing it off.
3. derma e Makeup Remover
This thin gel remover is great for wearers of light makeup who don’t need something too heavy duty. It’s oil and fragrance free, made with natural ingredients with nothing to irritate you. On top of eye and face makeup, also find it helpful for removing long lasting lipsticks! The botanical extracts in the formula help sooth and protect skin to keep it feeling healthy.
4. Coconut Oil
It doesn’t get simpler than this, but it’s no surprise that coconut oil makes the cut since it can very well solve most of our problems in life, right? Coconut oil is what I turn to when I have some seriously stubborn makeup to take off— it always works like a charm and nourishes your skin at the same time with extra hydration. If you already have oily skin, just be sure to take my advice on double cleansing!
What’s your favorite gentle makeup remover?