Applying mascara on your lashes can boost your lash game to glamorous heights. Little wonder they are one of the most wanted makeup tools in your makeup purse. A good mascara swipe gives you stunning-looking lashes. During the day, the mascara smudges, and you change your regular mascara to a more smudge-proof mascara- Waterproof Mascara.
You rock your waterproof mascara through thick and thin. And bedtime calls, how do you remove these glue-tight mascara? How can you remove your waterproof mascara without damaging your lashes in the process?
That’s exactly what this article will show you. Different ways and means to remove your waterproof mascara and keep your lashes intact.
A Little Waterproof Mascara Tattle Tale
Waterproof mascara is a type of mascara that is well known to stand with your lashes in every weather, as it is popular for its water-resistant qualities.
Your more regular mascaras do the same thing a waterproof mascara does but is not as water-repellant as waterproof mascara.
So while many worry about removing mascaras before sleeping, waterproof mascaras can prove to be more difficult.
Your regular mascara contains basic ingredients such as
- carbon black or iron oxide for pigmentation
- A film polymer that coats the lashes
- A mixture of waxes and oils to thicken the mascara, and give its consistency.
Waterproof mascaras are not your regular mascaras as they contain a special chemical called Dimethicone copolyol. A special silicon compound that gives it a water-resistant property. This silicon is responsible for keeping water from causing your mascara to smudge.
How to Remove Waterproof Mascara
Almost everyone that uses waterproof mascara worries about getting them off before hitting the hay! But with the right tips, your waterproof mascara should be the last thing you worry about before bed.
1. Using A Makeup Cleanser
One easy way to remove your waterproof mascara is using a makeup cleanser that is an oil-based formula.
- Get a cotton pad
- Pour in your cleanser into the cotton pad
- Leave the cotton pad on your eyelids till it has soaked into your lashes
- And gently wipe off.
Repeat this to remove stubborn mascara pigments
2. Use An Organic Oil
Organic oils can break up the bonds of your mascara and loosen their grip on your lashes. To use organic oils, follow this simple procedure:
- Use Pure Organic oils, to begin with. Avoid mixtures or impure blends.
- Use a cotton pad to soak in some oil
- Massage into your lashes.
- You can also place a cotton pad on the lashes for 10 minutes.
- The Mascara grip is loosened
- Do a gentle swipe
If you notice oil stains around your eyes, wash your face with warm water.
Organic Oils that can be used are Coconut Oil, Olive oil and Almond Oil. Safe to use, just avoid them getting into your eyes to avoid discomfort. If it does, flush your eyes with water and you’d be fine.
3. Use An Eye Makeup Remover
There are quite many specially designed eye makeup removers to make the work easier for you.
- Dab your eye makeup remover into a cotton pad
- Place the pad fully on your eye area with your eyes completely closed.
- Leave it for 10 minutes to allow your lashes to absorb the product.
- Swipe your lashes and watch the mascara sloth out.
With a good brand, you need not worry about any form of skin irritation.
4. Use A DIY Remover
You can choose to opt for DIY Eye makeup remover. It’s as simple as it can get, and the ingredients are easy to get.
- Vit E Oil
- Jojoba or Almond Oil
Get a clean container, and pour in your water ¼ of a cup should do
Open 2 Vitamin E Capsules
5-10 drops of Jojoba or Almond Oil
Shake well and pour a little quantity into a good swab
Rest this cotton swab over your eyes
And gently clean the mascara out.
Can Petroleum Jelly Remove Waterproof Mascara?
Yes, it can but you should use petroleum jelly because you are aware of the possible risks. Petroleum jelly is a by-product of gasoline and such is never advised near or around your eyes. So I advise you to avoid using petroleum jelly except as a last resort. And do so carefully avoiding it getting into your eyes.
Conclusively, waterproof mascaras are to be best worn on special occasions that require your lashes needing waterproofing. The special silicone compound contained in waterproof mascara can make them dry out your lashes and weaken them with consistent use. Hence, the need to always remove them with the tips above to avoid lash loss.