Rubbing sunscreen on my body is such an easy task. I don’t understand why the removing of it can be such a trouble. I can never completely remove my waterproof sunscreen with a normal body wash. Because of poor cleaning, my limbs always itch on the following day, and I scratch my arms and legs like a monkey picking lice on its body. Good gracious! I envy those people who can get away with a normal body wash for their sunscreen, because I never can!
If you experience anything like this, you know how waterproof sunscreen can be such a hate for those of us with sensitive skin (for me, it’s a synonym of troublesome skin). Sometimes, you may even have a mental struggle of whether to use sunscreen or not. To solve this problem once and for all, I’ve experimented different methods to try to find out one that works for me.
The first thing I tried was double cleansing. My thought was, if I applied double cleansing to remove my make-up, there was no way why I couldn’t use the same method to remove my sunscreen. I tried this with what was left of my Muji Cleansing Oil, in the same way I clean my make-up.
At the beginning, I thought this method would 100% work, because I’ve had zero problems with the Muji cleansing oil. But it didn’t. Maybe I wasn’t being generous enough with the cleansing oil. So even though I cleaned my limbs with normal body wash after the cleansing oil, my skin still itched for the following days.
I’m dogged and believe if one method doesn’t work, I could try another, whatever it is. So, I turned to home remedy.
I used olive oil to remove my make-up, so I believe it can also double up as sunscreen remover. Some people find olive oil as a make-up or sunscreen remover messy, but for me, it isn’t. Sure, it takes a little bit longer to manage the oil and the oil on your body, but all in all, I find it good enough. I’ve only used this method twice, but I’m glad to find there is ZERO skin irritation, and I love this method so much. If you are interested to have a go at it, don’t forget to wash away the oil before you slather your body with normal body wash. The oil can be removed way easier if you just do this one step. Also, make sure you stand firm on the ground of your bathroom, and don’t slip!
Sunscreen Body Wash
For those of you who don’t like messing with olive oil, you may try sunscreen body wash. This, I believe, is the simplest and hassle-free way to clean your sunscreen. But if you don’t apply sunscreen regularly, the body wash can idle for weeks. That’s also why I don’t consider buying one myself.
Whatever method you use to clean your waterproof sunscreen residue, make sure it’s cleaned properly. If you don’t want to have any body-scratching experience like mine, clean your body the best way you can.
Do you find any trouble when removing sunscreen on your body? What method do you use to clean it?