Make-Up Tips: How to Remove Make-Up for Dry Skin?

While most people have normal or combination skin, dry skin is also an issue that a lot of people struggle with. Dry skin can be triggered by many factors such as the weather (whether dry or cold), excessive heat, hot baths and showers, harsh soap, skin conditions such as eczema, and even age.


However, that shouldn’t stop people with dry skin from wearing the best kind of make-up there is to enhance their natural beauty! Nevertheless, there are certain things to pay particular attention to, such as picking the right skincare, make-up as well as the best make-up remover for dry skin.


Not sure about the best way to remove make-up for dry skin? Here’s how.

First and foremost, invest in products that are specially catered to dry skin

Pay heed to the fact that one needs to invest in a non-drying make-up remover, so watch out for ingredients and products that contain alcohol, salicylic acid and parabens, among others. Dry skin would require more gentle care, so this means regular make-up removers can be a bit too harsh and tend to dehydrate already-irritated skin.


Stay away from harsh formulations such as scrubs and soapy formulas, especially ones that contain alcohol as it might agitate the skin even more. To counter this, choose one with a gentle formula and consistency such as the Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs, which will not only soothe the skin but also remove all traces of make-up, dirt and grime effectively. This product’s blend, which comprises plant extracts such as Alpine Herbs, St. John’s Wort, Sweet Almond, Marshmallow and Linden, will help to soften, tone and maintain skin’s optimum balance.

Give the miracle micellar a go

Micellar water is truly a groundbreaking invention because if you’re feeling particularly lazy about getting your face and hands dirty for a thorough wash-through, the Micellar will do the job for you — and a better one at that, especially since it’s super gentle and calming on skin. With minimal time and effort, a product like the My Clarins RE-MOVE Micellar Cleansing Milk only requires a couple of drops on a cotton pad or sheet and a thorough swipe of the face. What’s special about this particular product is that its texture mixes the freshness of water, the comfort of a lotion, and the cleansing power of micelle. This way, your skin will feel soothed, fresh and glowy and not at all irritated from dryness.


Another water-less option is the Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser with Peach Essential Water, which is a formulation that provides water-fresh cleansing, and with its Moringa Seed extract, gently rinses away light make-up and impurities. As with water-based products, this product does not foam, so that means it will be completely gentle on the skin and not irritate it. This product’s star ingredient, Peach, has softening and soothing properties that will leave your skin feeling comforted, soft and supple. This would be the perfect companion during your travels or even day-to-day activities where you might have limited access to water — as it requires none!

When it comes to eye-make-up removers, stick to gentle ones

If you’re one to go heavy on the eye make-up, or not be able to leave the house without a swipe of liner, mascara and eyeshadow, it’s important to have an eye make-up remover that is gentle on both dry and sensitive skin. For those who shy away from eye make-up remover because they tend to irritate the eyes, fret not, as certain formulations like the Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover will soothe the eyelids and also strengthen the lashes. Even the most sensitive of eyes will love this, as it contains Aloe Vera (famous for its soothing and calming properties) and Cornflower (which will soften skin). Dab a couple of drops on a cotton pad and press it gently on your eyelids before wiping the make-up away until no traces of it are left.


Those looking for a heavy-duty make-up remover for waterproof eyeliners, mascara and eyeshadows will benefit from a product like the Instant Eye Make-Up Remover. This bi-phase eye make-up remover comes in the form of a lotion and is enriched with rose and cornflower to moisturise and soothe skin. Apart from that, it enhances your cleanser’s aftereffect, so that your skin remains clean and radiant throughout the day. As with the Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover, add a few drops of this lotion on a cotton pad and wipe the most stubborn of make-up away before following up with your trusty cleanser.

Don’t forget the follow-up care

While these make-up removers do work best for dry and sensitive skin, it is important to note that these products will only serve as the first step in a thorough cleansing routine. As such, be sure to continue cleaning your face after the make-up remover, and stick to formulations and products that are gentle on the skin such as the Cleansing Milk With Alpine Herbs, and finish off with a calming toner such as the Extra Comfort Toning Lotion, which will help soothe dry and sensitive skin.

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