4 Natural Products That Can Be Used to Remove Makeup

4 Natural Products That Can Be Used to Remove MakeupRemoving makeup is an absolute must; if you go to bed with your makeup on, you will most likely wake up with clogged pores, pimples and dull complexion. You really should invest in a good makeup remover, but for a lot of people, it’s hard to find the product that’s just right for them. In such cases, natural alternatives come to rescue. Here are 4 natural and affordable products that you can use to remove makeup.

1. Carrier Oils

The easiest way to remove makeup is using a carrier oil that matches your skin type. Coconut oil and olive oil are considered among the best natural makeup removers for all skin types, but you should still do a skin sensitivity test before removing makeup with any of them, just in case.

To remove makeup using oil, you just need to pour some oil on a cotton pad (if you’re using a thick oil, such as coconut oil or shea butter, you need to melt it first) and gently wipe your face. Oils remove even waterproof makeup and hydrate your skin in the process.

Check this out: How to Choose the Right Oil for Your Skin Type

2. Witch Hazel Water

Witch hazel water has long been used in skincare as a moisturizing, astringent, antioxidant and soothing ingredient. Some people also use it as a light, non-greasy makeup remover. In addition to removing makeup, witch hazel water locks in moisture and clears acne.

If you feel like witch hazel is too light for you, you can combine 3 tbsp witch hazel water with 2 tbsp carrier oil in a bottle and shake it thoroughly. Then apply a small amount of this DIY makeup remover to a cotton pad and gently wipe your face. Since water and oil don’t mix, you’ll need to shake the bottle before each use.

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3. Honey and Baking Soda

This option may seem a little extreme, but it works for some people. To try it out, mix some liquid honey with baking soda, apply the mixture to your skin and gently massage your face with fingertips. The mixture not only removes makeup, but also exfoliates your face, helping you get rid of dead skin cells.

This natural makeup remover has two downsides. First, it cannot be used to remove eye makeup, as it can irritate delicate skin in the eye area. Second, it can be hard to rinse off your skin. So we won’t recommend using it on a regular basis, but you can use the mixture, say, once a week as a makeup remover slash exfoliant slash nourishing face pack.

Check this out: 4 Incredible Benefits of Honey for Your Skin

4. Milk or Yogurt

According to legend, Cleopatra bathed in donkey milk to keep her skin flawless. While this probably isn’t true (or maybe it is, who knows), milk and dairy products do have a number of skin benefits. In addition to their gentle cleansing properties, they nourish and whiten the skin, as well as prevent it dehydration.

To remove makeup, soak a cotton pad in milk or plain yogurt and gently wipe off your makeup, then use a warm washcloth to remove residue or simply wash your face.

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