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Taking the Makeup OFF!

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What do you do to get makeup off your existing acne without popping the pimple or irritating it? I feel like the only way to get the makeup off is to scrub my skin with a pad/cloth... anyone have any tricks?

>>right now i have a cluster of whiteheads on my left cheek that i dont want to mess with but im going out tonight and i must wear makeup (which i hate doing)

Thanks!!!! :D

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i take it off with this acne soap bar that i bought at one of those nutritional stores where they sell vitamins and suplements... it's orange... and i forgot what it was called... i think it's by a valmont soap company or something. it doesn't irritate my skin and it takes it off so nicely and there's absolutely no residue left.

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Im totally with you cutiexoxo121 I have the exact same problem.

wasting days away-I'll look for that soap company , maybe that will work.

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astringents really work with getting dirt, oil, makeup etc off ur skin. U can buy an all natural one like Witch Hazel or one with Benzoyl Peroixide or Salicylic Acid. here are some pix.

Witch Hazel is what i am going to use simply bc its all natural and wont dry out ur skin but still rmeoves dirt and oil. The Clearasil one is for acne prone skin and removes dirt, oil, makeup etc.

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Guest Tenshi

ive just bought Laura Mercier (im fully into her range now) One step face cleanser..this stuff is just amazing..it doesnt dry my face or irritate it and it leaves my skin silky and soft..theres a foaming 1 and a liquid 1..i use the liquid..its pricy but a big bottle..usually i was the type to try a different cleanser every month but this stuff is amazing..

Laura Mercier

One-Step Cleanser 200ml/8oz

Effective & time efficient skin care

Combines cleanser, toner & eye makeup remover in one

Friendly to skin for its gentleness & pH balance

Glides over skin without dragging or pulling feel

Leaves skin clean, clarified & soft

Dermatologist tested

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My makeup is J. Lynne mineral foundation, which is pretty easy to get off. Usually, I'll start by making sure my face is completely wet, which helps to loosen up the foundation. Then, I just use Purpose gel cleanser (you can buy that at Walgreens, Wal-Mart, pretty much any drugstore for about $10 or so). After gently soaping up my face, I'll take a really soft, wet washcloth and GENTLY wipe the cleanser from my face.

I have to be really gentle, because I'm on Tazorac, which has made my skin SUPER fragile. Seriously, if I rub too hard w/the washcloth, I end up w/scabs on my face from areas where too much skin has come off! If I stick to this regimen, usually I have no problems.

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I've started washing twice after wearing makeup.

Minerals arent as easy to remove as liquid

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I lather it up in my hands then softly massage the makeup off w a washcloth or a face brush u can get one at Sally's Beauty Supply but you have to be gentle...

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My method might require a change in your entire daily routine which you may not want to do, but I usually take my showers at night before bed (the main reason is because I can't get up early enough haha) and so I wait until the end of my shower when my skin is really soft and moist and gently use a washcloth to take it off. Most of it comes off without any scrubbing or anything.

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If you want to get rid if makeup without irritating skin: wash your face with cetaphil cleanser, dont scrub with a washcloth or anything else. just rub the cleanser in gently but thoroughly in circular motions for about a minute. then splash with water several times and pat dry. this will remove almost all of your makeup, but there will probably still be some residue, so use a non-irritating toner to remove the rest. I highly recommend perri skin care's aloe cucumber astringent. it soothes skin rather than irritating it, you can only buy it from their website though. hope this helps.

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or you could use pure jojoba oil and a facial sponge.

i've been using a sephora brand cream make up remover (which my skin hasn't had a reaction to) to remove my stubborn bare escentuals before i cleanse my skin. however i'm sure this may not be the best make up remover for those who have skin that is very sensitive to oil (because it's main ingredient, after water, is mineral oil).

however the jojoba oil works just as well and is more of a wax than an oil, plus i've never heard about it breaking anyone out. (infact it has a very positive affect on acne-prone skin).

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When I have to wear a lot of makeup (to go out at night, etc.) I use Clean & Clear Makeup Removing Cleanser. It works great, even on the eyes. Also, it is a foam which I ever so gently rub around on my face for about 10 seconds. Then, I make sure to rinse it off completely, then continue with my regular regimen. (Basis soap, CSR gel, Cetaphil moisturizer).

I will say that there are tons of long ingredients' names in this stuff that I know nothing about. As far as I can tell, there is no medication in it (i.e. SA, BP).

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I use PC Gentle Touch Makeup Remover from Skin Care Solutions b/c it literally "eats through" everything without burning or stinging at all. It does leave a little of the product on your face after you remove your makeup with a cotton ball, so I always do this BEFORE I wash my face to really loosen most the makeup off my face. Then I follow with PC One Step Cleanser Norm/Oily.

-Lisa

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You can get make-up removing cloths from Proactive. They are super gentle and take everything off. They don't have any comedogenic ingredients and are not medicated. I LOVE these things. I use Spectro Jel, which is great but leaves a bit of foundation on my skin (unless I scrub or over-wash which I hate doing), so these totally take care of that.

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I am currently using Cetaphil Gentle Face Cleanser and I just lather it up in my hands and gently massage my face with water, and that works very well for me. I follow with a Witch Hazel toner (the T.M. Dickinson's brand, pictured above) and that doesnt have a lot of alcohol in it. Its definitely not drying b/c Im on Accutane and my skin is very easliy irritated and gets dry and peels easily and this is sooo gentle and soothing, but I put a few drops of tea tree oil into the bottle of witch hazel as soon as I get it and shake it up. Works wonders!!!!

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You can get alcohol-free baby wipes for makeup removal; they work great, they're gentle, soft, and dirt-cheap. I use one every night to remove my mineral makeup and then I wash with Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser, which makes me feel like I'm getting off any remaining residue and any traces of waterproof mascara or whatever I've worn that day. I will also use the baby wipe to remove my lipstick. I'm currently wearing Maybelline Superstay, and it really does stay put, so I need to remove it before bed every night.

I used to wash my face twice at night just to be on the safe side, but now the baby wipe and one washing works for me. :angel:

Liz

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I agree with DOITAGAIN, i use a fragrance free, ph balanced, alcohol free cleansing wipe to remove make-up and then I wash off with my normal cleanser. It took me ages to find a good way to remove make-up, I was to scared to wear it because I thought I wouldnt get it off, causing more blemishes. I was advised by a skin specialist to cleanse twice, but I felt make-up was still on my skin.

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