How important it is to clean your face!

In this article, we explain the importance of twice-daily cleansing for your skin. 

The different skin types are discussed and you will understand the harmful effects of keeping your make-up on for too long and of not cleansing your skin even without make-up. 

How do you remove make-up and cleanse your face properly?

 

In order to have a beautiful skin, all beauty professionals agree that maintaining a healthy lifestyle on a daily basis is very important, as is hydration. A good night's sleep, a balanced diet and skin care adapted to your skin's needs are all elements that will help you to display a porcelain complexion, but that's not all! Cleansing your face well is also essential to preserve its health. So how do you remove make-up properly? Which products should you choose?

Why do you need to remove make-up every day?

First of all, it is necessary to understand how your skin works in order to understand the importance of daily make-up removal. Moreover, skin cleansing is not only for people who wear make-up... 

 

In the evening, you should cleanse your skin to remove the layers of make-up that cover it all day long. This gesture also removes the particles of pollution that tend to cling to it and suffocate it, as well as excess sebum. Once the impurities are removed, the face becomes fresher. It instantly seems to breathe better. 

 

Cleansing the skin in the morning is just as important. Indeed, while you sleep, your epidermis regenerates and experiences intense activity. Old skin cells are replaced by new ones. Refreshing your face in the morning therefore helps to rid it of the residues left by cell renewal, excess sebum and perspiration produced during the night. 

 

Without this twice-daily habit, the skin tends to breathe less easily and suffocate. This is detrimental to its long-term health. It becomes duller, less supple, and shows signs of premature aging.

  

What are the steps to take to remove make-up properly?

To get the results you expect, two parameters must be taken into account: the choice of your make-up remover and the way you apply it. 

 

First of all, it is recommended that you start by cleansing your eyes. To do this, the ideal is to cover each eye with a cotton pad soaked in the appropriate product. This method allows you to gently dilute the eye shadow and mascara. Then wipe the eyelid gently from the inner corner of the eye outwards without rubbing.

 

The eyes are one of the areas of the face most loaded with make-up, but also one of the most fragile. That's why Miraclar has developed its Hydrogel patches, specifically designed to comfort eyes with sensitive contours. After removing make-up completely from the face, applying this treatment provides a pleasant sensation of freshness.

  

Whether you prefer a gel, a powder or a pencil, the most effective technique to cleanse your eyebrows is to wipe a cotton wool pad with a few drops of make-up remover on it beforehand. For the lips, use another soaked cotton pad and go back and forth from one corner to the other without pressing too hard.

 

Finish with the complexion, either with the cotton pad or with your hands, depending on your preferences and the product you use. Always start from the centre of the face and work outwards. Finish this ritual by rinsing with fresh water, if necessary. Your skin is now ready to receive your usual care.

What are the different types of make-up removers ?

If it is essential to get into the habit of washing your face every day, the choice of your make-up remover is just as essential. There are many different textures available today. 

 

Some products are designed so that they don't need to be rinsed off. This is the case with make-up remover milk, which has a rich and creamy texture. This very pleasant care product is applied with a cotton pad. 

 

The consistency of the micellar lotion is much more liquid. Very respectful of the skin's hydrolipidic film, it is non-aggressive and gives an immediate sensation of freshness to your face. 

 

Other make-up removers, on the other hand, require rinsing with fresh water after application, such as the make-up remover cream. More compact than milk, it dissolves make-up residues on the skin. 

 

Another option is to use oils, which are greasier but also more protective for the skin. They melt make-up thanks to their greasy substance, without ever irritating your face. 

 

Conversely, avoid wipes as much as possible. Too poor in make-up remover, their texture does not impregnate the face sufficiently to offer effective cleansing. This forces you to rub your skin to obtain tangible results, a very aggressive and fragilizing gesture.

How do you know your skin type ?

In order to take care of your epidermis and provide it with what it needs, you need to have a perfect knowledge of your skin type.

 

Dry skins tend to be sensitive. They tighten, resulting in an unpleasant feeling of discomfort. They react easily when they feel stressed. They become red and irritated. 

 

Oily skin, on the other hand, often starts to shine during the day. This means that they produce too much sebum. 

Combination skins are a mixture of the previous two types. Overall, the face looks rather dry. However, the T-zone, which includes the forehead, nose and chin, tends to be oily at the same time.

How to choose your make-up remover?

It all depends on your skin type. As with other skin care products, make-up remover must be adapted to the nature of your skin and its specific needs. 

Make-up removers for dry skin

For the driest and most sensitive skins, prefer rich textures, based on shea butter or glycerin, for example. These natural ingredients deeply nourish and moisturize the skin's surface. 

 

Conversely, it is best to avoid micellar lotions, which are more astringent, as well as makeup removers that require rinsing. Indeed, the limescale in the water tends to dry out the skin.

Make-up removers for combination skin

If you have combination skin, prefer non-oily but purifying, non-abrasive textures. Cleansing gel is therefore a very good option. Micellar lotions are also perfectly tolerated.

Make-up removers for oily skin

For oily skin, avoid products that are too rich. On the contrary, favour purifying active ingredients, without over-cleansing. 

 

Indeed, rubbing your skin too hard or using products that are too astringent causes your sebaceous glands to be overly stressed, and they in turn begin to produce an excessive quantity of sebum. The result is the opposite of what you would expect.

Why is removing make-up without the right product not the right solution?

Make-up removal is not only used to cleanse your face at any given moment. It is a treatment in its own right that works day after day to sublimate your skin and comfort it. Therefore, it is essential to use a product adapted to your needs when removing make-up. 

 

Thus, washing your face with clear water is not enough, especially since the limescale present in tap water is drying. What's more, this gesture does not bring any particular benefit to your skin, whereas a make-up remover is often nourishing and always moisturizing. It is therefore better to turn to more appropriate skin care products.

 

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you don't have a makeup remover at your disposal, know that certain ingredients that you have in your cupboards can do the trick. 

 

For example, oil is a natural makeup remover that dissolves foundation and eye shadow while nourishing the skin. Milk, liquid or in the form of yoghurt, can also be used to remove make-up. It leaves your face softer and perfectly moisturized. 

 

However, this is an exceptional circumstance. In everyday life, it is best to use products specially designed for this purpose.

Why choose Miraclar make-up remover lotion?

The result of several years of research in aesthetic medicine, Miraclara make-up removal lotion was developed in collaboration with a team of doctors. Born from a desire to sublimate feminine beauty, it has the ambition to offer you high quality care. 

 

The Miraclar laboratories work tirelessly to offer the best of nature to your skin. Indeed, the brand systematically favours the use of ingredients of natural origin. Perfectly adapted to the driest and most sensitive skins, its make-up remover lotion is an excellent illustration of this philosophy. 

 

This micellar lotion contains organic orange blossom floral water that tones and refreshes the skin. Day after day, this raw material regenerates and soothes the epidermis for unparalleled comfort.

 

Renowned for its refreshing and anti-wrinkle properties, organic rose hydrolate has also been incorporated into the composition to soften and tone even the dullest skin, to which it contributes to restoring radiance and softness. Another key ingredient, organic calendula hydrolate soothes and repairs the skin's surface. 

 

The unique formula of Miraclar Cleansing Lotion is complemented by Fucocert, a natural active ingredient with highly moisturizing, soothing and restructuring properties. It is known for its action on cell longevity.

 

All these ingredients work together in a single care product, simultaneously and relaunch the skin's natural protection mechanisms, just like a classic anti-ageing product. Miraclar lotion does not stop with cleansing. It is a treatment in its own right that works for your beauty!

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