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My Number One Skincare Rule

My Number One Skincare Rule

This post is sponsored by Neutrogena.

When it comes to skincare, there is one rule that reigns supreme in my routine. No matter how tired I am, no matter whether or not I have time do to a fancy face mask or exfoliate regularly, I always follow this number one rule.

Always. Always, take off your makeup before bed. 

This may seem simple and obvious to many, but you'd be surprised how many women neglect this crucial skincare step. Not only does sleeping in your makeup clog your pores, it also leads to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Neglecting to remove your eye makeup can also increase your chances of getting eye infections or styes. While it may seem tempting after a long night to simply flop into bed, I'm an advocate for taking those few extra seconds at the end of the night, no matter how tired you may be. Luckily, following my number one skincare rule doesn't have to be complicated, time-consuming, or demand expensive products.

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When I'm exhausted at the end of a long day, I reach for a Neutrogena All-in-One Cleansing Wipe. Neutrogena makes a whole range of these clinically proven makeup removing wipes so you're guaranteed to find one that suits your taste and your skin type. Just one wipe removes 99% of your most stubborn makeup, even waterproof mascara! They leave the skin clean, with no heavy residue so there's no need to rinse. They're also gentle enough to use on sensitive skin and around the eyes, even if you wear contact lenses. 

I've tried five different types of cleansing wipes from the Neutrogena range and my current favourites are the Hydrating Wipes. These are great for winter since they cleanse, condition, and soothe the skin with cucumber and aloe extracts. When I've had a particularly stressful day, I also like the ultra soft Night Calming Wipes which have a lovely, relaxing fragrance. 

If you have sensitive skin, I recommend checking out the new Neutrogena All-in-One Makeup-up Removing Cleansing Wipes - Fragrance-Free. Like the entire range, these are opthalmologist and dermatologist tested, allergy tested, and alcohol-free. If your skin or eyes are sensitive, these fragrance-free wipes are the perfect introduction to the brand.

One pack of 25 wipes retails for just $9.99-$11.99 so it's both easy and affordable to make sure you take that makeup off every single day. 

What about you? Do you follow my number one skincare rule? Have you tried Neutrogena Cleansing Wipes before? 

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