You’re doing your brows a favour when you take off your brow makeup at night. But the question is, are you doing it properly? Because not properly removing your brow makeup can wreak havoc on your brows and the surrounding skin. We’re talking about possible damage and breakage to your natural eyebrows and eye irritation.
So, keep this from happening by properly removing your brow makeup. Before we head to the step-by-step guide on how to remove your brow makeup, let’s unpack first what might happen if we do it wrongly.
We’re using more brow products now than ever before. And, these products often last a long time and are water- and smudge-proof. In other words, stubborn brow makeup can be difficult to take off.
Now… if we don’t remove them properly, they can destroy the delicate hairs of the eyebrows, causing patchy eyebrow hair loss. It’s also important to use a makeup remover that can do the job because a poor makeup remover just makes removing your natural brow makeup more difficult.
But it’s more than just choosing the right makeup remover…
How you do it matters, too.
There are not-pretty effects of rubbing too harshly or moving back and forth over your natural brows, including tearing out eyelashes or eyebrow hair and causing redness, dryness, and premature aging.
If you have noticed that the surrounding skin around your brows has gone red or that there are brow hairs in your cotton pad, that could be a sign you’re doing it wrong. So using too much force is a major no-no on your natural brows.
Now let’s look into the best way to remove your eyebrow makeup.
Taking off your brow makeup properly is part of good eyebrow care. Here’s a step-by-step guide to properly removing brow makeup:
An eyebrow mascara can keep your unruly brows in place, but it can also stiffen them.
To remove your eyebrow mascara, soak a cotton pad with your gentle makeup remover, place it on your brows, and let it sit for 15 seconds or longer. Doing this helps break down the stubborn eyebrow mascara and makes wiping it off easier.
Like the hairs on our heads, we also need to wash our brows regularly to avoid the buildup of oil and dirt. But you don’t need to buy a special brow shampoo and wash them separately or risk stripping them off of their natural oils. Washing your entire face should do the trick.
Micellar water has become a skin care product favourite among many beauty enthusiasts because it’s a multipurpose product. If you want a water-based cleanser and only wear light, minimal makeup, then micellar water can be good for you. But if you wear sunscreen or heavy makeup, an oil-based cleanser can do a better job of removing oil-based makeup.
Leaving your eyebrow makeup on overnight is unhealthy for your eyebrows. Dirt and oil can block your brow hairs’ pores and destroy the delicate brow hairs. So, make sure to remove your eyebrow makeup every night.
Filling in your brows using makeup to give them a natural brow makeup look doesn’t ruin your eyebrows. It won’t clog the pores or stunt the regrowth of your brows as long as you wash your face daily and remove your brow makeup at night.
Removing your brow makeup the wrong way can spell disaster for your brows. Excessive rubbing, wiping back and forth, and even using a harsh makeup remover can damage the delicate brow hairs and can hinder their growth.
So, make sure to follow the right way of removing your brow makeup: use a gentle makeup remover and let it sit in your brows first to soften stiff brows before you wipe them in a downward motion. Again, avoid traumatizing your brows, so just be gentle.
If you have more questions about eyebrow care, feel free to make an enquiry on our website and our lash and brow technicians will cater to your questions.
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