Prom Beauty Essentials Pt. 3: Post-Prom

Well, now that your wonderful evening is over, you’re going to have to clean off everything you so painstakingly applied earlier. Plus, you have to take care of your skin. You might be tired and just want to go to sleep, but, as we all know, sleeping with your makeup on is definitely not a good idea.


1) Remove

Removing your make-up is definitely step 1 in all of this. Waterproof makeup is pretty hard to move and, as much as I love makeup that stays put all that, they’re usually the ones that are the most difficult to take off.

I’d recommend:

The Body Shop Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover – An effective, yet gentle, makeup remover. This works even on the most stubborn of waterproof mascaras, though you might have to wipe a few more times.

Yves Rocher Gentle Eye Makeup Remover for Sensitive Eyes – Not as effective as some other makeup removers, but much more gentle. Especially if you wear contact lenses. Plus, the feeling it leaves behind is nice and refreshing, as opposed to tight and dry.

Lancôme Bi Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover – Removes anything you throw at it. Seriously. Plus, a little goes a long way, so one bottle will last you a really long time. I don’t think much more needs to be said.

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes – Cheap and they get the job done. Plus, they’re convenient and are perfect for those prone to breakouts.

2) Cleanse

Next, off course, is to wash any remaining makeup, dirt or grime off of your face. Essential, especially after all the stuff you layered on your skin earlier.

I’d recommend:

TheFaceShop Migamsu Cleansing Oil – Not only will this totally dissolve any remaining makeup (You can even use this alone instead of makeup remover), it’s great for dry skinned girls. It won’t leave your skin feeling tight or dry at all and even helps moisturize your skin.

Lancôme Crème Radiance Cleanser – Thoroughly cleans skin, removing all makeup, without drying out skin too much. A little goes a long way, too.

TheFaceShop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam – This gets your skin super clean without leaving it feeling too dry. Cheap and a great cleanser in general.

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser – Gentle, yet super effective. Perfect for those with dry, sensitive skin. rather than leaving skin feeling tight and dry, your skin will feel soft and refreshed, as well as clean, afterwards.

Yves Rocher Deep Cleansing Gel – This cleanser is super effective, yet doesn’t dry out skin at all. In fact, it leaves skin hydrated afterwards. The soft, subtle and pleasant fragrance is a nice addition, as well.

3) Tone

Toning is a pretty important step. With the right toner, you can remove any last traces of dirt and grime and even improve your skin’s overall condition!

I’d recommend:

Simple Soothing Facial Toner – Gentle and actually helps improve both acne and acne marks. The price isn’t bad, either.

Shiseido Eudermine – Not just your average toner, this product both exfoliates and moisturizes your skin while cleansing it. A splurge, but definitely something worth trying out.

Innisfree Rose Clear Skin Toner – Good for all skin types, as it cleanses but doesn’t dry out skin. A great, cheap, simple, alcohol-free toner.

4) Moisturize

Moisturizing is an essential step, especially after a day of makeup sitting on your face. Even those with oily skin should moisturize. This is the key to great skin, after all!

I’d recommend:

Etude House Collagen Moistfull Cream – This light cream is perfect for those with oily or combination skin. It moisturizes without being too heavy, and isn’t too pricey, either!

The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Night Cream – This brings moisture to even the driest of skin, and works great for those with sensitive skin. It’s rich enough to moisturize, yet light enough that it won’t break you out.

Innisfree Green tea Seed Cream – This lightweight cream absorbs quickly and makes your kin soft and supple. With organic green tea, this cream is great for all skin types.

TheFaceShop Chia Seed Watery Lotion – A light cream that’s great for oily skin and especially combination skin. It’s light enough to suit oily skin, but moisturizing enough to help with any dry patches. Great summer moisturizer.

5) Rest

Of course, you can skip this step, but I like to go a little further after days like these where I’ve been a little harsher to my skin. This is where sleeping masks come in. They’re pretty effortless but have pretty great results.

I’d recommend:

Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX – This is a pretty mild product, but it moisturizes really well. It leaves your skin feeling supple the next morning, and all throughout the next day. In addition to this, it’s light enough that it doesn’t make your face excessively greasy the next morning if you have oily skin, which is a common effect among many sleeping packs I’ve tried.

Innisfree Wine Sleeping Pack – With this pack, you’ll wake up to plump and hydrated skin. For people who put a lot of harsh acne products on their skin, this is perfect to balance it out. It softens skin, as well, so it’s a nice product to have.

Etude House Moonlight In Spoon Blending Sleeping Cream – Despite another strange name, this cute little product works (temporary) wonders. Its cheap and comes in a pretty big variety, so there’s something for everyone!

And that’s it, guys! These lists might seem long but, I assure you, prom will feel short, so enjoy it! Hope you guys have a great time, and that I helped at least someone out there.


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