There are different types of mascara, including water-proof mascara that is resistant to sweat, sebum, and water, and mascara that can be removed with hot water. If you know how to remove mascara according to each type, you can flexibly change your method and remove mascara effectively.
(1) How to remove water-proof and other types of mascara
Water-proof mascara, which is resistant to water, sweat, and sebum, has a reputation for staying put. On the other hand, it is not always possible to remove mascara with any cleansing agent.
Therefore, we recommend using a point makeup remover to carefully remove mascara that does not come off with hot water, which is known for its good staying power. The procedure for removing mascara with point makeup remover is as follows.
<What to prepare
Point makeup remover, organic cotton or other cotton swab that feels good against the skin, and a cotton swab.
<How to remove makeup
1) Soak a cotton pad or cotton swab thoroughly with point makeup remover. 2) Place the cotton pad or cotton swab on top of the point makeup remover.
(2) Place the cotton on the upper eyelid for a few seconds to blend it with eye makeup, then gently wipe it off.
3) Place the cotton ball on the opposite side of the cotton ball to the lower eyelid for a few seconds and remove makeup from the lower eyelid. 4) Next, remove the eyelashes by wiping them gently with the cotton ball.
④ Next, place the cotton ball between the eyelashes for a few seconds and gently wipe off the lashes, being careful not to pull out the lashes.
⑤ Gently remove any mascara remaining on the eyelid or at the edge of the eyelashes without rubbing with a cotton swab.
(2) Removing hot water-removing mascara
Hot water-removing mascara is literally mascara that can be removed with hot water. However, there is the problem of what temperature to use. In fact, manufacturers tend not to clearly set the temperature of the hot water.
And when the author verified a number of hot water-removing mascaras, he found that some could be removed with lukewarm water of about 35 degrees Celsius, while others could only be removed at 40 degrees Celsius.
If you try to remove mascara only by applying 40°C hot water, there is a possibility that your eyelids will be exposed to 40°C hot water. In doing so, it is necessary to keep in mind the possibility of removing even the moisture necessary for the skin. Taking this into consideration, the following two methods are recommended for removing mascara with hot water.
If you want to remove hot-water-removed mascara with as little stress on the eyelids as possible, you can use a regular cleanser such as cleansing cream or cleansing oil to remove it. In this case, be careful not to apply strong force and not to scrub too hard. Apply the cleanser lightly between your fingers and rinse off afterwards.
To remove mascara with hot water, use a cotton ball to wipe off the mascara.
<What to prepare
Organic cotton, cotton swab, and warm water of about 40°C (104°F)
<How to remove mascara
1) Prepare hot water of about 40 degrees Celsius.
(2) Place the cotton ball between the lashes and gently wipe off the lashes, being careful not to pull out the lashes.
(3) Soak a cotton swab in hot water of about 40 degrees Celsius and gently remove any mascara remaining on the edges of the eyelashes, etc. without rubbing.
(3) Use a mascara remover
In addition to the methods described above, there is another method of removing mascara using a mascara remover. To do this, apply a generous amount of remover directly to the lashes with a comb and leave it on for several minutes. After that, there are those that can be blended with the cleanser when cleansing the entire face, those that can be removed with lukewarm water alone, and those that can be wiped off with a cotton ball. Follow each manufacturer's recommendations for removal.
When using a mascara remover, the comb must be dipped in the solution again. Therefore, be sure to wipe off the comb with a tissue before putting it away. In addition, mascara remover generally tends to contain more preservatives to maintain quality. Therefore, to avoid irritation, apply it only to the lashes as much as possible and be careful not to get it on the skin.
How to Choose a Point Makeup Remover
There are many types of point makeup removers available, but choose one with the following points in mind.
(1) Avoid irritation as much as possible and choose a safe one.
The skin around the eyes is thin and delicate. It is also necessary to consider the possibility of contact with mucous membranes. Therefore, it is important to avoid irritation as much as possible and choose a product with a high level of safety.
First of all, it is important to choose a product that is safe and has passed allergy tests as well as being manufactured by a reputable manufacturer. Although the exact amount of irritation may vary from person to person, one criterion is that products with a lot of preservatives or surfactants may irritate the skin. If you have sensitive skin, choose a product that is as hypoallergenic as possible.
(2) Selecting products by paying attention to the ingredients in the formulation.
It is also important to pay attention to the ingredients used in the product. For example, if you have dry skin, avoid mineral oil-based products that have strong degreasing power, and choose a product that contains many moisturizing ingredients.
(3) For users with eyelash extensions, check whether the product is compatible with eyelash extensions or not.
Some products can be used for eyelash extensions, while others cannot. If you use pineapple extensions, be sure to check whether the product is compatible with pineapple extensions before use.
Cautions for using point makeup remover
As a precaution in using point makeup remover, we recommend that you avoid regular use. This is because point makeup removers generally have a strong cleaning power and may put a little strain on delicate eyelids.
Therefore, as is true for eye makeup, it is important to be flexible and take into account the skin condition when choosing between makeup that is difficult to remove and makeup that is easy to remove. In the case of mascara, for example, use mascara that comes off with hot water if you are going out in the neighborhood, and use waterproof mascara if you are going to be out for a long period of time and will not be able to reapply your makeup much.
There are different types of mascara, such as waterproof mascara, which is easy to remove with hot water, and waterproof mascara, which can be easily removed with hot water, and the method of removing mascara differs accordingly. It is important to remove mascara carefully using a method appropriate for each type. To remove water-proof and other types of mascara that are difficult to remove, you need to use special items such as point makeup remover or mascara remover.
However, some products may irritate the eyelids due to their strong cleaning power or high preservative content. Therefore, it is important not to use these products on a regular basis and to choose products carefully.