Friday, 10 February 2017

Best Natural Ways to Remove Makeup

Taking off your makeup after a long, busy day is definitely the last thing you feel like doing, right? However, we all know how important it is to sleep on clean, moisturised skin. Unfortunately, there are no fast ways to let you go to sleep a minute sooner when you have makeup on.

While there are always wipes and makeup removers within reach that can get the job done in a heartbeat, nothing compares to the all-natural beauty routine that leaves the skin rejuvenated and refreshed. Below are some great natural, budget-friendly alternatives for effectively removing makeup fast and easy!

1. Coconut Oil
You will be amazed at how well it works. Besides a fantastic body moisturiser, coconut oil can also break down stubborn substances used in makeup products (even water-resistant), such as mascaras and eye shadows. 

You don't need to scrub and pull at your face like crazy to get rid of all that makeup. You just scoop out a little coconut oil (it becomes solid at room temperature) and warm it up between your fingers. Then, smooth it over your face (avoiding the eyes) and wipe off with ORGANIC cotton wool ball (see below – important note). Or you could use the oil directly on a cotton ball and apply. A couple of repeats are probably necessary to remove all makeup.
Now, some girls use baby oil for the same purpose and, for some of them, it might be an effective method indeed. However, keep in mind that baby oil on oily skin might clog the pores and cause pimples to appear out of nowhere. Better use on dry complexions. Alternatively, you could mix some milk with a few drops of almond oil.

Important Note: For even better-looking, healthy skin, always prefer organic cotton wool balls. This is because standard cotton balls are full of chemicals, synthetics, perfumes, and compounds that can irritate the skin and cause rashes. Also, organic cotton balls are disinfected with hydrogen peroxide (vs. chlorine that's used to disinfect standard cotton balls); hence, there are no dioxin leftovers in their fibres. Plus, they are pesticide free (industrial cotton farms use 25% of pesticides globally).

2. Honey & Baking Soda
Make a paste by mixing honey and baking soda and apply to your face. The baking soda will help clean and lightly exfoliate the skin, and remove makeup, while the honey will deeply moisturise and heal at the same time. Simply add a dash of baking soda on top of a little honey (use a washcloth or organic cotton ball to combine the ingredients) and gently rub the paste on your skin. Rinse, and you are done. It is no secret that this cleanser is the most favoured by beauty bloggers around the world, and you will see why for yourself! 

3. Steam
Fill your kitchen or bathroom sink with some hot water (hot boiling hot, though) and lean over. The steam will help unclog the pores, making it easier for you to remove your makeup by simply using a face soap. Steaming your face is also an excellent idea for after you have removed your makeup with coconut oil. In this case, take a clean washcloth or organic cotton ball and soak it in the water. Place it on your face (after it cools off a bit) and remove when it is cooled completely. You will feel your face so clean, with no sign of makeup at all!

With organic, natural ingredients borrowed from Mother Nature and these super-easy methods, you can all enjoy a radiant, youthful, and healthy-looking skin for many decades to come, for sure!

 Remember it is just an opinion, and it may work different for everyone.