Is Makeup Remover Doing More Harm Than Good To Your Skin?

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On the rare occasion we forget to take off our makeup before bed, we end up kicking ourselves in the morning — not only do we wake up to a vaguely foundation-colored pillowcase, but we also look in the mirror to find skin that seems to have staged an overnight mutiny. But, according to an article published by HuffPost Style, simply using the wrong sort of makeup remover for your skin type can have the same unpleasant effect (minus the tinted pillowcase).

Though discovering the right remover for you may require a bit of trial and error, there are some basic guidelines to abide by when making your selection. If you classify your skin as particularly sensitive, opt for a hypoallergenic cream or liquid formula. Should your skin be on the more tolerant side, your options are more varied — you might even be able to get away with just a cleansing wipe (you lucky dog, you). However, as a general rule for all skin types, the article suggests seeking out products free of alcohol, fragrance, and preservatives — simple formulas tend to be the most skin-friendly.

So, click on over to The Huffington Post to get a dermatologist's take on the best removers according to skin type — because there's nothing worse than a product that does more harm than good. (HuffPost Style)


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