How to Remove Waterproof Makeup

Waterproof Makeup Removal Techniques

Before dousing your face in remover, take a second to read the product instructions -- some come with very specific caveats about where the product should or should not be used. Once you're clear on that, you can apply it to your face as directed. Generally, after you remove your makeup, you should blot your face dry with a soft towel, then apply a moisturizer [source: Mercier].

If you're too tired when bedtime approaches to mess with bottles of oily liquids, consider cleansing cloths. Formulated to remove waterproof makeup, these cloths require no fuss or muss -- just gently wipe off your face, and you're done.

Your eyes are sensitive and require special care. Clean your eyes before the rest of your face. Make sure you use a formula specifically for eye makeup if you go for a store-bought remover. Dab your remover on something soft -- a cotton ball or pad or even small clump of toilet paper will work. Close your eyes, and press the cotton ball or toilet paper on your closed eyelids for a few seconds, then gently wipe away the makeup. When you're done, rinse the area with water [source: Brown, Mercier].

Removing waterproof makeup is important for the health of your skin, too. If not taken off properly, waterproof makeup can cause a host of problems. Read on to learn how to avoid any unwelcome skin situations.