I haven’t been the most experimental when it comes to makeup or my skin. I mean I like makeup, you saw how excited I was about Fenty beauty lol.
The thing is, my skin is just too sensitive for that so I’m not one to be adventurous with products.
Having makeup products that are long-lasting is the sweetest feeling but what about taking off the makeup? After a long day, the first thing I want to do is take off my makeup/bra :).
I have a very sensitive, acne prone skin and even when I don’t feel like it, I have to be really gentle with my skin so removing my makeup is a very delicate and important step in my skincare routine.
I always try to dissolve my makeup before cleansing my face with a face wash/cleanser. This helps breakdown your makeup, reduces the force and direct contact with your skin, as opposed to just washing your face or using only makeup wipes. I loveee this step, it makes it so easy for my makeup to come off.
I have tried using coconut oil in the past and in as much as coconut oil isn’t the devil, it isn’t the best option for sensitive skin (PERIODT).
Imagine the excitement when I discovered Vaseline a makeup remover/dissolver for sensitive skin! seriously, this has to be the best and most affordable way to dissolve your makeup.
I might be late to this and a lot of people probably use vaseline already (if you do, biko, why didn’t you share with me?). Usually, I dissolve my makeup before using makeup wipes. I use oils mostly and in the past, I would use any oil (coconut, olive, castor) and didn’t realize that coconut oil wasn’t the best option for my skin as I have sensitive skin.
Dissolving your makeup helps to break it down and makes it easy to use wipes and take off your makeup without being too harsh on your skin.
My vaseline jar was sitting pretty and idle and I was like, why not? I use it and literally, my life changed.
What’s it like as a makeup remover?
Vaseline/petroleum jelly is as good as a cleansing balm! It is amazing for my skin so far. It is unscented which is perfect for sensitive skin, a little goes a long way and it dissolves your makeup in an instant. The thickness and waxy feel are actually what I love about it as it is not as watery as coconut oil. It’s thick but not uncomfortable in any way and so far, my skin loves it.
How I use it on my sensitive skin…
I take a thumbed-sized amount with my dry hands and apply it directly on my face and give myself a little face massage for about ten seconds lol and wipe off the messy makeup with unscented/fragrance-free face wipes and lastly, wash my face with a cleanser and that’s it. I made a short video on my Instagram (you can watch it here).
So, do you like dissolving your makeup? What are the steps you take while removing your makeup?
What do you use as a makeup remover?
PS- Did you read my last post?
Stay Rare, x