“Beauty is power, and makeup is something that really enhances that; it’s a woman’s secret”
– Charlotte Tilbury
Makeup plays an important role in our daily life. We love to do makeup before going to weddings, parties, movies or on special days like a date.
You may have heard that makeup is not good for skin, right?
Though it is true to a certain extent, why do you choose to wear makeup before stepping out? There must be some benefits to wearing makeup.
Positive Benefits Of wearing makeup
Makeup not only enhances our special features as we all have a unique special feature but it also helps us to look good and feel confident.
Some more positive benefits of makeup
- It helps you to look beautiful.
- You to look more presentable.
- It helps you to look much younger.
- Makeup helps you to look more confident.
- Makeup helps you to look more mature.
- It can help cover up your imperfections.
- Makeup gives you the chance to show your special feature in the best way.
Now, let us look at the disadvantages of makeup.
Some disadvantages of makeup
- Makeup may damage your skin.
- If you start doing it daily, you may become accustomed to it and you will feel very under-confident without your makeup.
- Makeup may cause acne.
- Extensive use of makeup can cause premature ageing.
The are many other disadvantages of makeup but we won’t go in-depth as this article is based on the natural alternatives of the makeup removals.
Why is removing makeup so important?
Have you ever asked yourself why I have to remove this makeup if I’m looking so pretty!
and the worst situation is when you are so tired after a long day and you just want to sleep but can’t because you have to now remove your waterproof makeup.
These situations make us so crazy.
But you know sleeping with Makeup on, will damage to your skin, hair, lashes, brows, and lips.
Removing the makeup is very important especially before going to bed because when you are asleep, your whole body rejuvenates itself. What makeup does is, it clogs your pores as well as the hair follicles and oil glands.
Clogging pores, hair, follicles, and oil glands leads to acne-causing bacteria and it also slows down the growth rate of your lashes, brows, eyelashes and eyebrows start thinning and eventually fall.
On the other side, sleeping with lipstick on makes your lips darker.
You should always remove your makeup before going to bed and gently try to clean your pores.
Now, let’s discuss on how to remove makeup using natural makeup removals that not only removes your makeup but also neutralizes, nourishes your skin and gives your skin a natural glow.
Let’s get started!!
How to remove makeup using natural homemade makeup removals
1. Remove makeup using coconut oil
Coconut Oil is the best makeup removal because the skin absorbs the coconut oil completely. Coconut oil not only removes the heavy waterproof makeup easily but also repairs your damaged skin.
Coconut Oil works as an organic moisturizer, especially in the winters. It helps to maintain the natural oil on your face.
Coconut oil contains lauric acid that helps to secure the proteins into your lashes and eyebrows and make them thicker and darker too.
How to make homemade makeup remover wipes (using coconut oil)
Take 5 tablespoons of organic coconut oil and add 1 tablespoon of baby soap. Then add 1 cup of water to the mixture.
Pour the mixture in a container and add some cotton pads into it. Take one cotton pad at a time and use it to remove your makeup. Your homemade makeup remover wipes are ready.
These natural wipes are so easy to use and make your work done in a few minutes.
How to apply
Dip the clean cotton ball or pad in coconut oil and gently start rubbing on your face, neck and wherever you applied the makeup. You’ll notice that your makeup is coming off easily.
After removing the makeup, wash your face with a mild shop or your favourite face wash.
If you don’t want to use face wash then don’t worry you can directly rinse it off with cool water.
These natural wipes are so easy to use and make your work done in very less time.
2. Remove makeup using milk
Milk is known as a powerhouse of the nutrients, it is really good for the development and maintenance of our bones, muscles, teeth, etc. But do you know that milk is also an amazing makeup removal?
The fat and protein present in the milk moisturizes your skin and helps to restore its natural oil.
Milk is also good for the skin and lips lightening because of the lactic acid present in the milk. Milk is also remarkably great in exfoliating the dead skin cell.
How to apply
Take a bowl of fresh wholesome milk. Soak a cotton ball in the milk and gently rub on your makeup.
Wash your face with cool water or with a mild face wash. It is totally up to you but if you have oily skin, it is advisable to wash using a gentle face wash.
Apply night cream before going to bed.
3. Olive Oil
Olive oils are rich in vitamin E that protects your skin from various skin problems. It improves the health of your skin and also has great anti-ageing properties.
Olive oil moisturizes your skin and also heals your chapped lips. Vitamin E present in the olive oil helps you to get the thicker and darker eyebrows.
How to apply
Pour a few drops of olive oil in a cotton ball or pad. Gently try to remove your makeup and then wash your face with cool water or with face wash if you want.
You can make olive oil wipes in the same way we did for coconut as mentioned above.
4. Almond oil
Almond oil has properties that can easily remove the stubborn heavy and waterproof makeup.
It has excellent anti-inflammatory effects plus it is a powerful antioxidant that lightens up your skin and fades the dark blemishes.
Almond oil moisturizes your skin and locks the natural oil on your skin.
How to apply
Pour some almond oil in a container. Dip a clean cotton ball in the almond oil and gently start removing your makeup. Wash with cool water.
You can also make wipes.
You can add almond oil with milk for heavy makeup.
Honey is another stunning makeup remover. Especially for your lips honey moisturizes the skin of your lips and heals your chapped lips. It also protects it from infections.
How to apply
Dip a cotton ball in honey then gently rub on your lips as well as on your face.
Remove all the makeup then wash it off with cool water.
If you have extra sensitive skin then you should better to take a patch test before applying any above-mentioned remedies.
Some important points to remember
- Remove your makeup before going to bed.
- Don’t forget to apply a night cream on your face.
- Try not to use heavy makeup unless it is necessary.
- Apply petroleum jelly on your lips at night.
- Before applying lipsticks apply a thin layer of Vaseline or any good quality lip balm.
- During the day time apply lip balm with SPF15.
- Exfoliate your dead skin regularly.
- Don’t make a habit of applying any type of makeup.