From micellar water to fancy deep-cleansing products—the skincare market surely has a huge variety of skin cleansers or make-up removers to offer. However, we’ve always stressed on natural remedies for skincare and overall health and so here we are, offering options for a natural make-up remover.
These ingredients aren’t just easily available and effective, but they can also nourish your skin and benefit it in more ways than one. Here, check ‘em out:
Lactic acid is an active ingredient in milk and as per a study conducted in 2014, this acid can deep cleanse the pores of your skin and free them of the dirt, dust, and make-up remnants that can clog them otherwise.
Not to mention, the presence of other nutrients such as vitamin A, D, B12, B6, biotin, potassium, and calcium—in milk—can nourish and moisturise your skin and prevent wrinkles too.
All you need to do is to dip a cotton pad/ball in milk and wipe your face gently as you do with your regular cleanser. In the end, just let the milk be on your face for 10 minutes before you wash it off with your face wash and follow it up with the application of a moisturizer.
2. Coconut oil
Basically, coconut oil has the ability to penetrate through the layers of your skin due to it lighter molecular weight and size. And as per a study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, coconut oil contains several acids such as lauric and capric acid, which have anti-microbial properties.
Now, when this oil penetrates through the skin, it can remove bacteria and leave your skin feeling, cleaner, smoother, and supple. Use it the way you’d use your usual make-up cleanser. But make sure to clean your face with a mild face wash so as to wash off the oil and prevent it from attracting dirt and dust later.
3. Cucumber juice
Not sticky, easily available, and super-light on the skin; removing your make-up with a cotton pad dipped in cucumber juice can hydrate your skin and tighten your pores after cleaning them thoroughly says a study published in the African Journal of Biotechnology.
In fact, it is particularly beneficial for those with sensitive skin due to its cooling properties.
4. Tomato juice
While the enzymes present in tomatoes can help exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin cells, the lycopene that gives tomatoes their red colour can help with skin repair and tan removal too.
Additionally, its anti-microbial properties can keep acne at bay as well. So, using tomato juice as a natural make-up remover can be a great idea. However, steer clear of it if you have sensitive skin.