Everyone knows how important it is not to pull or tug on the skin around your eyes
when applying makeup. This is the reason why you are always advised to use the softest
make up brushes when applying makeup, or using your ring finger, which is supposed
to be the weakest finger and thus, less prone to damage your skin. But did you know
that you should exercise as much care when removing eye makeup?
Unfortunately, some people think just washing their face would be enough to remove
all traces of make up in their skin, but this is not the case. You really need to
remove it completely to keep your skin healthy looking.
Here are some tips that you can try to remove eye makeup safely and gently, with
• The first is to make use of baby shampoo. The good thing about baby shampoo is
that it does not cause that painful burning sensation you get when you accidentally
put soap or regular shampoo in your eyes. This is mainly because baby shampoo has
a special tear-free formulation.
• It’s great for removing eye shadow, eye liner and even mascara. Just wet the entire
eye area with tap water, and then dab a small amount of baby shampoo. Afterwards,
gently massage the shampoo until it foams. Wash off with warm water and dry the area
with a soft towel. Don’t rub the skin around the eyes with a towel.
• Of course, you can always choose to use conventional eye makeup removers instead,
but remember that these can be pretty expensive. Baby shampoo is the more practical
option, and it can give you the same results.
• If you don’t feel comfortable using baby shampoo on your eye area, you can always
use baby wipes. However, make sure it does have zero alcohol content because it will
be painful and harmful to use in the sensitive skin surrounding the eyes. Gently
massage your entire eye area with a good water-based baby wipe.
• If you don’t like to use baby shampoo or even baby wipes to remove your eye makeup,
you can use petroleum jelly. Put some petroleum jelly in a cotton swab and gently
massage until the eye area make up comes off. Don’t wipe it off with one strong motion
as you need to remember how sensitive this area is.
• Another option with the same concept is the use of olive oil on a cotton swab.
If both options are unavailable to you, you can use a small drop of unscented lotion.
However, be careful not to accidentally put some into your eyes as this could be
very painful. Also, you should know that there are people who are allergic to petroleum
jelly when used in this sensitive area.
• If you’re in the process of applying eye liner and you suddenly smudge it, just
take a Q-tip dipped in tap water, and gently wipe away the error. Of course, the
assumption is that you haven’t applied eye shadow yet, otherwise everything will