Removing Makeup Naturally
Special occasions such as weddings, parties and so on most certainly require elaborate or at least a little bit of makeup.
Foundation, mascara, eyeshadow, lipstick — there are so many products that we need to bring out our best facial features.
Considering the amount of money we have to shell out to purchase these products, I wouldn’t blame you if you're searching for an alternative method that is natural and inexpensive remedies to help you remove your makeup.
We’ve rounded up the top 8 natural and inexpensive ways to remove your makeup, without any extra hassle below.
How to remove makeup with Baking Soda and Honey
Take a piece of cotton or a soft facial wipe and put 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey on top of it. Sprinkle some baking soda on top of it and wipe away your make up. Remember to rinse your face with lukewarm water after cleaning off your makeup.
This baking soda and honey mixture is great for all skin types and can effectively remove even the most stubborn makeup stains. Then, of course, is the added benefit of nourishment that you get from honey.
How to remove makeup with Witch Hazel and Essential Oils
This remedy is perfect for people suffering from acne. Here, you’ll need about 2 tablespoons witch hazel, 1 tablespoon aloe vera, 2 tablespoons jojoba oil, and two drops of lemon essential oil. Mix the ingredients together and apply the mixture to areas where you’ve applied makeup.
Don’t go by the long list of ingredients, this makeup removal method is both, cheap and effective.
How to remove makeup with Coconut Oil
Throughout our life, we have heard about the benefits of using coconut oil for moisturization. Loaded with essential fatty acids and antimicrobial properties, coconut oil is also a very efficient makeup remover.
You can apply the coconut oil directly on your face or use coconut oil soaked cotton pads. The important step is to gently massage the oil for about 8 to 10 minutes. We kid you not then we say that coconut oil will remove even waterproof makeup like magic. If coconut oil doesn’t suit your skin type, you can always switch it with olive oil.
How to remove makeup with Milk
Milk is actually a very beneficial ingredient for your skin. It has essential proteins and fats that can help to repair damaged cells as well as lock in moisture. No wonder, Mughal princesses and Cleopatra took milk baths!
You can swap your store-bought cleansing milk for actual milk to remove makeup. Just remember to use raw milk for this purpose.
How to remove makeup with Baby Oil
If you have a baby, steal their massaging oil for a moment. Similar to that of coconut oil and olive oil, baby oil can make the task of removing mascara, foundation, and lipstick super easy.
How to Make DIY Makeup Remover Balm
Melt around 1 tablespoon of beeswax and combine it with 1/4 cup of either olive oil or jojoba oil. After it is cooled, it will eventually harden and have a balm-like consistency.
You can scoop out some amount of the balm using a cotton pad and remove any type of makeup. This will help to melt away makeup formulas without harming or irritating your skin in any way.
How to remove makeup with Cucumber Paste
You might have noticed that most face washes and facial cleansers have cucumber as an active ingredient. This is mainly due to its anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
This method is especially recommended if you have oily skin or acne-prone skin. Use a blender to mash your cucumber until it reaches a paste-like consistency. Add a few drops of olive oil to this paste and you‘ll have your natural and inexpensive makeup remover ready for use.
You can even store the cucumber paste in your refrigerator for a few days.
Steaming Your Face to remove makeup
There are many benefits of steaming your face. Firstly, you can remove regular makeup easily. Secondly, you can unclog your pores removing any embedded dirt and impurities. Due to all these reasons, steaming is definitely very effective to replenish the skin.
In the case of waterproof makeup, it is better to employ the above-mentioned methods and then steam your face.
You can invest in a steamer. Or, face a bowl filled with piping hot water and cover your head with a towel. For added relaxation, you can add a few drops of essential oils to it. It’s advisable to not overdo this method and be careful to handle the hot water with care.