Waterproof mascara is more difficult to remove than regular mascara..
Make-up artist Heidi Gouws says she never recommends waterproof mascara to her clients, unless they’re going to a wedding or a funeral.Regular mascara doesn’t dry out your lashes as much, and can be removed with eye make-up remover or a gentle cleanser. Waterproof mascara should be removed with great care to avoid irritating the delicate skin around the eyes.
A light cleanser like Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Milk is a good choice because it contains no synthetic ingredients and is gentle and moisturising. Moisten a piece of cotton wool and gently wipe over your eyelids, working from the inside out – in the direction of the lymph glands. Then cleanse your entire face before rinsing with lukewarm water. Gently pat dry with a clean towel. Avoid cleansers that contain harsh, synthetic ingredients as they will dry out your eye area.
Determine whether your cleanser contains such ingredients by sniffing it. If it has a strong, chemical odour, chances are it does. If you’re unsure, ask your beauty therapist or a consultant at a department store. If you do use such a product, rather dip the end of a cotton bud in the solution and repeatedly roll the bud over your lashes to remove the mascara. Avoid touching the eyelid or the skin under the eyes.