Isn’t it such a great feeling when the hours you put in getting made up for the day/night garners you a lot of praise and compliments. Sure it is! But the most crucial part comes before you hit the sack when you have to remove all the products from your face. Makeup wipes and liquid removers may seem convenient, but they can actually irritate your eyes and hurt your skin overtime. Some makeup removers can be drying or irritating on your skin, as they contain alcohol which is unhealthy and cause stinging. So, instead of using the costly chemical infused ones, try these alternative natural makeup removers instead.
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Coconut oil: Any type of cleanser or makeup remover tends to dry out your skin. While removing the dirt, grime and sebum it may strip off the natural oils in your skin. But not coconut oil. A few drops of coconut oil can work like magic on your skin. It doesn’t just remove the makeup but its anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties prevent acne and pimples too!
Olive oil: What doesn’t olive oil do for beauty? It makes our hair softer, our skin smoother, and it can also act as a great makeup remover!
Aloe vera gel: Natural aloe vera and aloe vera gel make for cooling, soothing and completely natural makeup removers, best to use in the warmer months. Mix a tablespoon of freshly scooped aloe vera gel in a few drops of rose water and use it to remove your makeup with a cotton pad or a cotton ball.
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Cucumbers: A lot of beauty products use cucumber in the ingredients to help remove makeup. So, instead of choosing the store bought ones, look no further than your refrigerator! Cucumbers have anti-inflammatory properties, which help to soothe irritated skin. Simply blend a cucumber to a paste or grate it on a cheese grater and use it as a natural makeup remover.
Avocados: A ripe avocado and some cotton are enough to make magic happen. Mash up an avocado to a smooth paste and massage it on your face, use a damp cotton ball to remove it and voila! The omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D and E found in avocado oil also double as a moisture-rich eye cream.
Milk: It’s no surprise that milk is great for our skin. Ancient royal women bathed in milk to accentuate their natural beauty. The protein and fat content in milk can hydrate and help your skin retain moisture. Using milk topically can work wonders for your skin and leave it soft, refreshed and makeup free. Isn’t it the best of best of natural makeup removers!
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