How to find the right makeup remover for your skin type

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Photography by Peter Stigter

We all know that removing our makeup before going to bed is an absolute must, but that doesn’t mean we don’t slack off sometimes. Picture it—you come home late after a night out, you’ve probably had one too many drinks, there’s a warm, welcoming bed calling your name, and the last thing you want to do is muster up the energy to wash your makeup off. Lets be honest, we’ve all been there. But that stops today! What’s the point of investing money into good makeup products if the canvas underneath isn’t also properly taken care of?

Taking your makeup off before bed is crucial so that skin can naturally renew itself while you sleep at night, and prevent early aging. While that easily accessible bar of soap and damp wash cloth may seem like the easiest way out of this dreaded nighttime routine, removing your makeup with products that suit your skin type can be just as important as, well, removing your makeup.

On the bright side, having a proper makeup removal routine can actually be a relaxing way to help you drift off into sleep mode, and more importantly, save you a lot of time and money on acne products.

So to inspire us to all live up to our skincare potential, we’ve compiled a guide to five different types of makeup remover. For the dry, the oily and the busy, here’s the details on the best makeup removers for your skin type.