When it comes to beauty and skin care, there’s one rule we must never break; Sleeping With Our Makeup On. While somedays it seems harmless to just put your head on the pillow, fall asleep and then worry about it the next day. Sleeping with your makeup on won’t just transfer 50 shades of foundation onto your pillow, it actually harms your skin. Having a proper skincare routine is great for keeping your skin fresh and glowing, but all that goes down the drain when you decide to spend the night with your makeup all over your face clogging up your pores and forming blackheads and breakouts.

A simple or in-depth Google search for ways to take care of our skin will highlight the 3 essential steps, cleanse-toner-moisturize. No matter what time of the day, morning or night these are the 3-basic steps to taking care of your skin. Of course, we all know that THE most important step of all is the cleansing – especially on the days or nights you have makeup on.

So, if skin-care is made up of so many steps and add-ins, how can there be just ONE step that’s more important than all the rest? We talked to make-up expert, Nada Motawe, to explain why your whole-skin care routine just won’t be the same if your face isn’t clean, fresh and grease-free to start with.


If you could sum up the most important step to skincare, what would it be and why?

The most important skincare step is PROPERLY removing makeup at night because there is nothing worse for your skin than sleeping with makeup on.


What do you use to remove your makeup and cleanse your skin?

I use micellar water because it’s a makeup remover and skin cleanser all in one, and it also tones the skin, It’s also perfectly compatible with sensitive skin so it’s better than using chemical and oil filled makeup removers


Why micellar water?

The micelle molecules in Micellar Cleansing Water cluster together to lift dirt, oil, makeup and impurities on contact. No rinsing or harsh rubbing as opposed to normal makeup removers which only remove makeup meaning you’ll have to rub your skin harshly and rinse it in order to achieve clean skin. So Micellar Cleansing Water acts like a magnet to remove all the unwanted build-up and saves you all the unnecessary trouble by offering a one-step solution to clean skin. Micellar Cleansing water is suitable for all skin types and there is no rubbing involved, meaning it’s great for people with sensitive skin!