How to Remove Makeup in 1 Easy Step

After a night on the town, removing your makeup may be the last thing you feel like doing when getting home and kicking off your shoes. However, removing makeup is essential for keeping your skin clean and maintaining a healthy, clear complexion.

A quick and easy 1-step cleanser can remove your makeup and help keep your skin vibrant and minimize the risk of acne breakouts.

Keep reading to learn more about removing makeup, why it’s important, the best way to remove it, and how easy it is to incorporate into your daily skincare routine.

Do You Have to Use Makeup Remover?

No, you don't have to use a makeup remover to remove makeup from your skin.

With so many different products out there, it's easy to get overwhelmed when looking for the best way to remove makeup and choosing the right cleansing option for your skin. The key is knowing the difference between a traditional makeup remover and a cleanser since this will help ensure your skincare product choice is the most suitable for you and your routine.

Makeup remover products are important in removing sweat, dirt, pollution, and makeup or cosmetics clogging your skin's pores. Yet, they're an additional time-consuming step, often contain a lot of oil, and can leave your skin greasy.

On the other hand, cleansers have the same cleaning effects as makeup removers but can moisturize and help maintain the skin’s softness. Cleansers also tighten pores, allowing fewer pollutants and dirt to dull the vibrancy of your skin.

How to Remove Makeup Without Makeup Remover

We know you should remove makeup daily and wash your face. If you're pressed for time, learning how to remove makeup without makeup remover could save you a few extra minutes.

So, go ahead and feel free to skip the makeup remover. Instead, opt for the Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser by Colorescience. It’s unbelievably easy to incorporate into your skincare routine, all you need to do is wash your face. Yes, that’s it. No need for wipes, clothes, or special removers, just this everyday face cleanser.

Use Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser in the evening, dispensing two to three pumps onto wet hands. Note that you’ll want to apply it to a dry face and massage the product into your skin to remove makeup, sunscreen, and other pollutants. Add a small amount of water to increase the emulsification process.

As the cleanser begins to bubble, thoroughly cleanse for at least 1 minute. Spend approximately 15 seconds on your nose and cheeks, chin, and eye area. Make sure to rinse thoroughly when you’re finished and there you go, makeup removed as easily as that.

Along with a nightly routine to cleanse and eliminate any grime, dirt, and product or makeup build-up, you’ll also want to use this cleanser in the morning.

How to remove Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser

Can Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser Remove Sunscreen?

Applying moisturizer and sunscreen every day is essential to help keep your skin hydrated and healthy and avoid premature aging. Therefore, your cleanser should be able to remove makeup, other pollutants that clog up your pores throughout the day, and sunscreen.

The Colorescience Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser is specifically formulated to clean and remove dirt, makeup, and mineral sunscreen in a single step. With no need for a double cleanse! The multi-benefit skin barrier-boosting solution is designed to help support your skin’s microbiome and promote gentle exfoliation for smoother, softer, and healthier skin.

The cleanser encourages the gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells. Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser effectively and gently works on all skin types, even those with sensitive skin, to remove excess oil, impurities, makeup, and mineral sunscreen, without leaving your skin feeling stripped or tight.

Other Benefits of Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser

The Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser is more than a cleanser that removes makeup and sunscreen. It offers several other benefits that support the skin’s microbiome through a multi-benefit skin barrier-boosting solution formulated to gently exfoliate and promote a smoother skin texture without harsh ingredients.

Benefits of Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser

Lactobacillus Ferment, a probiotic-like ferment created from probiotic bacteria, helps promote a healthy, balanced microbiome. Through probiotic-like benefits, the Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser helps foster a balanced skin microbiome to support and restore a better, healthier skin barrier.

Rich in antioxidants, polysaccharides, vitamins, and minerals, Colorescience Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser contains prickly pear cactus extract, which helps smooth, hydrate, and protect the skin. As a result, your skin is left feeling hydrated, soft, and ready for the application of additional skincare treatments.

So, choose to help your skin go beyond clean with Colorescience and end the reactive cycle of damage. Fit the Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser into your morning and night skincare routine to prepare your skin for makeup and other cosmetic products. Help repair and evolve your skin by maintaining skin barrier health daily while supporting your skin’s microbiome and gently refining skin texture.

Post-Makeup Removal Skincare

Skipping the makeup remover and replacing it for a cleanser can save time in your daily skincare routine. However, healthy skin still requires consistent attention. That's where the benefits of moisturizer for your skin come in.

Barrier Pro™ Essential Moisturizer does more than keep your skin hydrated. It helps strengthen and restore the skin’s protective barrier by supporting its microbiome, promoting the skin’s integrity and sustaining good bacteria. This allows the moisturizer to create a stable, balanced microbiome for the improved appearance of supple, glowing skin.

Developed in collaboration with skin health experts, Colorescience Essential Moisturizer provides intensive, deeply replenishing hydration that passes through the skin to provide multi-layer hydration. It also helps improve the skin’s ability to attract and retain moisture over a period of time.

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Calming botanical ingredients soothe the skin while advanced antioxidants neutralize free radical damage and strengthen the skin's resilience. As such, this prepares the skin for exposure to environmental pollutants and aggressors, including Blue (HEV) light.

Enhance your morning or night routine with our Barrier Pro™ Essential Moisturizer after cleansing your face of impurities, makeup, and other gunk. Doing so can help ensure plump, youthful, vibrant, healthy-looking skin.

Do You Have to Remove Your Makeup Every Day?

The short answer is yes; it's beneficial to remove your makeup every day in order to maintain radiant and healthy, glowing skin.

The longer answer is that leaving makeup on overnight can clog your pores and lead to dull-looking skin, breakouts, and premature aging. However, removing makeup before bed allows the skin to breathe, repair, and restore the skin barrier before the morning.

Removing makeup also prevents the buildup of dirt, pollutants, and even bacteria that can cause skin inflammation and irritation. When you remove your makeup daily, you create a clean canvas for your skincare products to absorb into the skin deeply and effectively and yield better results.

So, determine how to work it into your nightly routine and make it a habit to remove your makeup daily for vibrant, healthy-looking skin.

Reasons to remove your makeup

Removing Your Makeup Should Be Easy & Kind to Your Skin

It doesn’t have to take all day, but removing your makeup is an essential part of any skincare routine. No matter how short of time you are, emphasize gentle face-washing techniques, avoid harmful ingredients, and be patient while learning to understand your skin.

Developed by skin health professionals, Colorescience Barrier Health Dream Duo helps you skip the makeup remover and take your skincare routine to the next level. Featuring both the Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser and Barrier Pro™ Essential Moisturizer, this powerful duo helps you begin or end each day with skin that's strong, supported, and more resilient.