Kim Kardashian confesses to falling asleep with all of her makeup on. (Photo: Instagram)
Kim Kardashian is just like the rest of us. In a #TBT photo posted to her Instagram account, the reality star confessed to falling asleep with all of her makeup on, writing, “#TBT last night right before I fell asleep with all of my make up on grrrrrr.” (If you’ve seen any before and after photos of her makeup application process, you know that means it was a lot of makeup.) As easy as it is to collapse into bed after a few too many margaritas with a full smoky eye, taking your makeup off before you go to bed is seriously important—not only for your skin, but also for your pillowcase.
Dr. Ava Shamban, a Beverly Hills dermatologist and author of Heal Your Skin, says that taking off your makeup is the most important thing you can do for your skin, especially at night when there is more cell turnover and your skin is working on repairing itself. “Makeup traps pollutants, so always take off your makeup,” says Shamban. Not removing your makeup can lead to breakouts and irritated skin, and who wants that? Here are five products for quick and painless makeup removal—even for the laziest girl.
Acure Unscented Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes ($9)
Wipes might be the easiest way to take off your makeup at the end of the day. These are packed with argan oil, which means they’ll leave your skin feeling hydrated after you’ve taken everything off. Added bonus: They’re free of parabens, sulfates, silicones, and phthalates.
Simple Cleansing Micellar Water ($6)
If you’ve got sensitive skin, make this your go-to for late night makeup removal. This cleansing water is packed with vitamins B3 and C, helping to remove makeup and keep skin hydrated. Soak a cotton pad and wipe away—no rinsing required.
Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil ($48)
Camellia and rice bran oils come together in this pretty much perfect cleansing oil. Massage gently onto dry skin and watch your makeup quickly melt away—no double-cleansing or additional makeup remover needed. Just rinse with warm water and hit the sheets.
Bite Beauty Lush Lip Wipes ($12)
No one likes waking up with red lipstick smeared across their pillowcase—which is where these wipes come in handy. For the avid lipstick wearer, these will quickly remove your lip color while leaving lips hydrated and healthy thanks to melon extract.
Sephora Express Eye Makeup Remover Wipes ($9)
These eye makeup removing wipes come in handy mini packs, which means you can stash one in your clutch and remove your makeup while you’re in a cab on the way home. Now you really have no excuses.