Just came back home from a wedding function or a dinner date with your fiancé or a party with your friends, what is the first thing you want to do? We are sure most of you would say, change and hit the bed. But, here is what you should be doing- remove the makeup from your face, before you go off to sleep. All dermatologists and beauty experts often send out this piece of advice to the girls.
Well, gone are the days when you have to spend time rubbing that stubborn mascara off your eyes, or buying a separate remover for normal makeup and eye makeup. Forget the red puffy eyes due to the harsh chemicals in the remover, or rashes on your cheeks caused by a certain chemical in some XYZ remover. Let us ease the process towards flawless and clear skin, and tell you about a few amazing homemade makeup removers. These are effective, cheap as well as very safe. So, go ahead and try these out!
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is one ingredient that serves as remover, moisturiser, lip balm, and much more. You can apply it directly as a natural cleansing oil, but just remember to wash your face once after you are done removing the makeup. Now, apply on the eyes or face to remove makeup quickly and effectively. This magical ingredient can take care of even the most resistant waterproof makeups, like mascara, quite easily.
2. Olive Oil
Technically it is two ingredient recipe, since it includes mixing 2 portions of olive oil with some water. Mix them well. Using it is very easy and safe too. But it is still better to do a skin patch test, before trying it. You can also simply soak a cotton ball in the oil, and massage that on your face to remove the makeup and dirt, but make sure that you use a tissue or a clean towel to get rid of the excess oil before going to bed. Olive oil will not only handle tough makeup products with ease, but will also calm down your irritated skin. Plus, this ingredient has anti-ageing properties in it.
Yes, this healthy fruit can be a great makeup remover too. Just mash one cucumber into a paste, and use that to cleanse your face. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, cucumbers are well known to soothe irritated and acne-prone skin. If the makeup is tough then you can add some milk or olive oil to it.
Another ingredient that you will find in almost every kitchen is yoghurt. It moisturises your skin and cleanses it as well. Just dip a clean cotton ball in some plain yoghurt and rub that on your face in circular motions. After that, rinse it off with some cold water.Recommended Read: Top 6 Weight Loss Exercises to Do at Home
5. Jojoba and Vitamin E oil
The jojoba oil is very similar to sebum produced by human body, while vitamin E has antioxidants necessary for protecting the skin from cosmetic damage. Both these ingredients provide a soothing and moisturising effect on the skin. Mix one capsule of vitamin E with 60ml of jojoba oil. Store this mix in a dark glass bottle, and use when required. It works best on those stubborn waterproof mascaras, liquid eyeliners, and blushes.
6. Almond Oil and Whole Milk
Milk is an amazing ingredient for your skin. It not only hydrates and moisturises your skin, but also replenishes the essential nutrients required by it. So, to a tablespoon of milk, add a few drops of almond oil, and dab onto your face with cotton balls. Remove it off with fresh cotton balls; making sure that no traces of milk is left. This is a quick remover recipe that can be assembled in short time. It will also leave you face refreshed.
7. Coconut/ Olive Oil and Baby Shampoo
One of the most effective makeup removers that can remove the toughest waterproof makeup, just needs- one cup of water with an eighth teaspoon of olive/coconut oil and one and a half tablespoon of baby shampoo (tear-free). Mix them and shake them well, and use as required.
So, leave behind those expensive makeup removers, and go for these natural ones for the sake of your skin, to get everlasting beauty!