Too Many Products
By Ying Chu
Q: I am obsessed with skin cleansing and I use literally three different kinds of makeup removers on my skin. Is being so obsessed and aggressive in any way bad for my skin?
A: Yes! Not only are you likely stripping the protective layers off your skin, it sounds like you're wasting time and money. It's incredibly important to remove every stitch of makeup before bed (leaving it on can create free radicals that actually speed up the aging process!), but being too aggressive can cause irritation and inflammation. I recommend taking off eye makeup (particularly waterproof mascara) with a gentle, oil-based remover like Lancôme Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover or Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover. Then, follow up with a non-oily cleanser for the rest of the face. On the go, I love MD Skincare EZ4U 4-in-1 Facial Treatment towelettesthey take off most makeup in one step and never leave skin feeling stripped.