Almost everyone knows that you should remove makeup at the end of the day to avoid clogged pores and skin irritation. To remove makeup, most women use store bought makeup removers which contain harsh chemicals like alcohol that can end up damaging skin simply because these commercial preparations are convenient to use. However, there are also many, more natural ways to remove makeup which may be cheaper and ultimately better for your skin. Here, we will discuss some of those natural makeup removers and how to apply them so that, if you are ever in a pinch and find yourself without a commercial makeup remover or simply want to go a more natural route, you have that option.
Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
Coconut oil actually possesses many qualities which are beneficial to the skin such as antioxidant properties, antiseptic properties and antiinflammatory properties. It is also a low-density oil which means it can penetrate and dissolve several layers of makeup in order to cleanse your face while simultaneously moisturizing your skin. If you want to try coconut oil as a makeup remover, simply dab some onto a cotton ball and apply it to your face in a circular rubbing motion in order to remove makeup. When you are done, wash your face with a gentle cleanser in order to remove the coconut-oil residue.
Almond Oil (Good For Waterproof Makeup)
Water-proof makeup has gained popularity in recent years due to its staying power. It doesn’t just melt away like normal makeup in the pool, shower or rain. However, this also means it is more costly to remove when you do want to remove it. Therefore, if you are looking to remove water-proof makeup in a more natural way, almond oil may be your best option. Almond oil is also rich in nutrients like vitamins A, E, and D. It is also rich in protein, oleic acid and linoleic acid. This combination of nutrients is great for simultaneously brightening your skin as you remove your makeup.
Rice has risen to popularity in the past decade as a popular natural ingredient in everything from facial masks to shampoo and can also be used to remove makeup. Luckily rice flour scrub is easy to make yourself and contains high levels or B vitamins which help protect your skin from premature aging. To make rice flour scrub for makeup removal, simply create a paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of rice flour and 1 tablespoon of rose water. Massage the paste all over your face and, when your makeup is removed, wash off the residue with a gentle cleanser.
Olive oil is a gentler way to naturally remove makeup. It is even gentler than many other natural ingredients and contains nutrients like squalene, vitamin E, antioxidants and oleocanthal. To use olive oil to remove makeup, simply add a few drops to a wet facial cloth and rub all over the face. When you are finished, wash off the residue.
Aloe vera is another one of those ingredients which seems to have an endless number of uses. Everything from sunburn to dandruff can be treated with aloe vera and, in fact, it is an effective makeup remover. It is also a natural cleanser, exfoliant and moisturizer which is exactly the combination of qualities you should be looking for when removing your makeup. To make an aloe vera solution which you can keep and reuse multiple times, simply mix 7 tablespoons of aloe vera with 1 cup of water, stir the ingredients well and store them in a sealed container. Then when you wish to use your solution to remove makeup, simply apply it to a facial towel and continue with your face-washing routine afterwards.
Countless women use store-bought makeup removers which contain harsh chemicals that may damage skin in the long run. Many are not even aware of the risks of using these removers. Therefore, if taking care of your skin is one of your priorities, it is worth trying some of these natural makeup removers. Your skin will thank you in the end.