Taking It Off

Removing makeup at the end of the day is so important to skin health. Neglecting this daily habit can leave pores clogged and cause premature aging. Who wants that?! The good news is, even in a time crunch, there are efficient ways to quickly remove your makeup and let your skin breathe before heading to bed. Here are some of our favorite products.

Micellar Cleansing Water & Wipes

You'll find Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water on the Make The Rest Up VANity, as this is one of the best methods for cleansing and hydrating the face without running water. The water solution is made up of tiny micelles that break down oil and dirt on the face without drying out your skin. Makeup wipes are another great option for removing makeup when you're short on time. At the very least, keep a pack in your nightstand for quick makeup removal on nights you need to get to bed stat! Try Kirkland Brand Daily Facial Towelettes for a fresh, clean feel without the sensitive reaction some wipes cause and without the high cost (it’s a great dupe for the Neutrogena wipes that are oh so popular!).

Oil Cleansers

Let’s talk oils. Oil cleansers are making a comeback, as they should with their gentle and hydrating properties. Rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, oil cleansers can help with inflammation and dehydration. Even oily skin types can benefit from an essential oil product in their cleansing regime, as it helps with controlling sebum production. Try Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil to remove makeup and impurities. It’s infused with argan, safflower, almond, and grapeseed oils which make the formula rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants.

All-in-one cleansers (Purity face wash)

If you need to get the job done - including eye makeup - with one step, try Purity Made Simple one-step facial cleanser by Philosophy. This non-drying, fragrance-free formula removes makeup, deep cleans, and lightly hydrates. The best part? You can use it on your eyes as you wash to remove that eyeliner and mascara.

Purity Facial Cleanser


Hydrating the skin is so important after removing makeup and cleansing. Your skin needs moisture to create balance and prevent premature aging. You’ll be preventing skin problems such as dryness, peeling, or even acne. Needless to say, hydrated skin is the best canvas for a beautiful makeup application! We use Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion at Make The Rest Up because it is non allergenic and great for all skin types.

Next time you want to pass out with all that makeup on, think again! Good skin is the foundation to good makeup. Want to try some new products? Book your appointment or private event today!