Take It All Off
Sometimes taking your eye makeup off before you go to bed is a huge pereza, but it must be done. Aside from the fact that waking up with raccoon eyes is thoroughly unattractive, the makeup could potentially irritate or even infect your eyes (yeah…an eyeful of pus is the last thing you need). If you’re using a harsh makeup remover you could also be causing yourself some unnecessary problems. If you want to avoid wrinkly, dry and/or bloodshot eyes, it is always best to go with the natural products. You’re probably thinking “sure they’re better, but they’re also way more expensive”. That may be the case for some all-natural cosmetics, but the following three eye makeup removers won’t hurt your pockets or your corneas:
- Beauty Garden by Sothys: this organic lotion is creamy but light and will dissolve stubborn eyeliner or mascara in a second. It contains cherry-bud extract, which is rich in minerals and flavonoids and is known for its skin regenerating effects.
- Earth Science Chamomile and Green Tea Eye-Makeup Remover: this is perfect for those of you with sensitive ojitos. It contains no artificial colors or fragrances, and it even helps smooth fine lines with vitamin E.
- Farmaesthetics Eyebright Eye-Makeup Remover and Treatment Oil: this all-in-one concoction mixes emollients such as chamomile and grape seed and almond oils with eyebright, a plant proved to relieve tired eyes. Once your makeup is off, you can apply it your closed lids with a soft cloth for a relaxing compress. After 10 hours of staring at a computer screen, it is just what the doctor ordered!