Use of makeup has become almost a daily affair. Though putting on makeup is exciting, removal of the same at the end of the day is a less enthusiastic chore. However believe us when we say you are doing your skin a great injustice if you neglect to wipe off the chemical laden makeup at night.
The importance of removing make up cannot be overstressed, in fact your skin would should clearly whether you give enough care for it or not.
There are many over the counter skin cleansers available in the market today, which effectively remove the makeup and unclog the pores. However, simpleindianmom would always want to get beauty naturally and hence no more chemical.
You can easily make your own face cleanser & makeup remover, using ingredients you already have!
Here are a few tips:
This is by far the cheapest and easily available make up remover. Being a natural moisturiser, it gently wipes away the makeup without stripping the natural oils of the skin. Also it is great for removing oil based / pigmented makeup stains.
Just take a small cotton ball, put 4-5 drops of coconut oil on it and wipe your face.
In case of oily skin, wet the cotton slightly and then wipe.
- Olive oil
Olive oil is equally good for your skin and effective in removing make up. You can leave the olive on even after removing the make up.
The cleansing property of milk is well known. Especially fresh milk has skin lightening property.
Take a small cotton ball, dip it in a teaspoon of milk and add 1-2 drops of almond oil to it and wipe your face. Your skin will feel really refreshed.
The cooling and anti-inflammatory properties of cucumber make it a good makeup remover.
Grind half a cucumber and store the liquid in the refrigerator in an airtight bottle. You can mix rosewater in it. Apply this mixture using a cotton pad before going to bed.
Ready to Use Makeup Remover DIY
We have an interesting way of making a ready to use, all natural makeup wipes which you can store and carry wherever you go.
Stack a small plastic, air-tight container with these DIY small cotton pads/balls or unscented facial wipes.
Heres How to Make
In a clean pan, heat water till warm.
Add coconut oil (2tsp) in it.
Add tea tree oil (anti-acne) and oil from Vit.E capsules (Evion)
These help to preserve the mixture.
You may add other essential oils (5-10 drops) like lavender or rose or witch hazel (available online). Not only do these provide a great scent, they are also very skin-friendly & protect against skin infections.
Pour this mixture over the wipes and Voila! Your all natural makeup remover is ready!