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Waterproof makeup can be super-useful. Going to a wedding and have a feeling you’re going to tear up? Then waterproof makeup is a great option. Know you’ll be walking around somewhere hot and humid? Waterproof makeup can help ensure you’re not dealing with the dreaded midday makeup melt. That being said, if you’ve ever worn waterproof makeup, then you know that it can be challenging to remove at the end of the day. It’s all about finding the best makeup remover for waterproof makeup—and luckily, we’ve got just the option for you. Keep reading to learn about why it’s essential to remove your makeup before bed and find an easy cleansing routine for taking off waterproof makeup.
Before we tell you about our best makeup remover for waterproof makeup, let’s cover the basics. Going to bed in your makeup—waterproof or not—is a total skin care no-no. That’s because when you snooze in your makeup, it can mix with the dirt and oils that have built up on the surface of your skin—and this can lead to clogged pores, which can lead to breakouts. Yikes! The good news is, the makeup remover we’re about to talk to you about can be stored on your nightstand for easy access—you don’t even need to go to the bathroom to use it.
Micellar water has been a French-favorite cleanser for years—and for good reason. Since micellar water is a no-rinse cleansing option, it’s very convenient for traveling or using in the locker room, as you don’t need to be near a sink to use it. Micellar water can also be used to remove makeup in addition to cleansing. Our best makeup remover for waterproof makeup is the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types, which removes makeup (even waterproof!), cleans dirt and impurities, and intensely purifies. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and free of oil, soap, and alcohol, this micellar water can be used on the face, eyes, and lips. To use, all you have to do is saturate a cotton pad with micellar water and wipe the pad across your face.
You may find that your skin could benefit from a little extra cleansing after using micellar water—so consider opting for a double cleanse if you’re wearing waterproof makeup. Post-micellar water, reach for a rinse-off cleanser. Double cleansing involves first using a no-rinse cleansing option (like micellar water or towelettes) to remove impurities from the surface of skin, then using a rinse-off cleanser to help remove any remaining impurities.
The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refine Cleanser, and L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Cleanser are formulated to seamlessly transform from clay to mousse and remove everyday impurities from the surface of your skin without over-drying it. Daily, squeeze your cleanser of choice into your hands and add water to transform it from clay to mousse. Gently massage the cleanser onto your face using circular motions, then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Once you’re done removing your makeup and cleansing your complexion, apply a moisturizer formulated for your skin type. The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin, and L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin are formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to help provide long-lasting hydration.
Congratulations: You now know how to remove waterproof makeup easily with our best makeup remover for waterproof makeup. Now that you’ve mastered this skin care skill, check out our article, What Is Micellar Water? A Step-by-Step Guide for Using This French-Favorite Cleanser, for more micellar cleansing water options for different skin types.