After a long work day, and one too many extra dirty martini’s you’re more than likely to hit the sheets as soon as you get home. And we all know what that means—your face washing routine is out the window. Maybe it happens a few times a month or maybe it’s a habit, either way it wreaks havoc on your skin. Reverse the damage with our helpful list of morning after cleansing tips.
If your skin is dry to normal, sometimes makeup can cause flakes, dullness, and sensitivity.
Step 1: Double Cleanse
Start with an oil based makeup remover (this latches onto old makeup the best), it gives you a clean slate and prevents moisture loss. A creamy scrub will get the rest.
Step 2: Give Eyes Extra TLC
The eye area lacks oil glands, skipping your nighttime routine dries out the skin, which can emphasize fine lines. The fix: an eye-specific hydrating mask.
Step 3: Mix Moisturizers
Add a few drops of a supercharged hydration booster to a dime sized dollop of rich cream to soothe and offer double hydration.
No shocker here: Sleeping in makeup can set the scene for breakouts and congested pores with oily skin.
Step 1: Make Acids Your Friend
Remove your eye makeup, then wash with a salicylic-acid or glycolic-acid cleanser to get rid of surface oil.
Step 2: Grab a Power Tool
Exfoliation prevents clogs and zits. A motorized microdermabrasion kit uses tiny crystals and a moving head to buff dead cells.
Step 3: Go Deeper
Unclog pores with a purifying clay mask—it’s less drying than mud and draws out impurities.
Step 4: Hydrate
A salicylic-acid-spiked moisturizer lightly hydrates while simultaneously gently clearing pores.