Today I want to share some advice as well as an amazing drugstore find that will change the way you think about removing your makeup. After a long day at work, or a long night out, the last thing on your mind is taking your makeup off. Trust me, I understand the major struggle involved in trying to get yourself motivated to take your makeup off. Although it can be a very daunting task, or even sound like something that shouldn’t be such a big deal, it is essential.

There are some major side effects to hitting the pillow without removing your makeup. Sleeping with your makeup on can cause you a lot more breakouts and wrinkles. It can also age your skin 10 years! All of the oils and pollution can cause pore size to increase, leading to irritated skin prone to larger breakouts. It can also cause your skin to become dull and dry and sucks out your skin’s natural glow. This is horrifying news for any beauty queen out there. So to avoid this skincare blunder, there is a simple and easy way to get yourself on the right track to beautiful and healthy looking skin.

Many people, including myself have a nighttime skincare regimen. Finding what works best for you is difficult but will definitely help you in the long run. A couple months ago, I was browsing through the aisles of Walgreens, when I found something that changed the makeup removing game for the lazy nights or long evenings. Drumroll please… Introducing the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water!

This stuff is purely amazing. When I first used this product, I was impressed at how well this product truly melted away my makeup – from foundation to eyeliner and mascara. The science behind this formula is that the molecules cluster together to lift up dirt, oil, and makeup, on contact (like a magnet). This is instead of the harsh rubbing and loads of water used with traditional cleansers. All you do is pour a generous amount of the Micellar Cleansing Water onto a cotton pad and press onto your skin and wipe away all makeup residue. Your skin is left feeling cleansed and refreshed, and the best part is you aren’t wasting water! After you use this, you can go about your usual skincare routine – I usually tone and moisturize and you are good to go!

We all have our lazy days, but we only have one face. It is so important to remember to take care of your skin and give it the TLC that it needs daily. Throughout the day the makeup that we wear and the pollution in the air can cause our skin to clog up. So to ensure that we are taking care of our skin, we must remove our makeup before we hit the pillow. Of course, don’t forget to stay hydrated (See post about water and skincare here!

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