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7 kitchen ingredients that can double up as the best natural makeup removers

Remove those layers of makeup, before you retire for the day, and let your skin breathe free. It’s going to be even better with these natural makeup removers!
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You must remove your makeup before sleeping. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Nikita Bhardwaj Published: 24 Dec 2020, 10:00 am IST
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Do you know what’s the hardest thing to do after partying? Well, it’s removing all those layers of heavy makeup. Frankly, micellar water, and other high-end makeup removers are literally no good, as they make your skin dry and itchy. And leaving makeup on is really not an option. That’s why nothing can work better than something natural. Hence, we have got you kitchen hacks that work well as makeup removers:

Here are the seven make-up removers that are there on your kitchen shelf:
1. Coconut oil

Coconut oil has three essential fatty acids and a low molecular weight, which gives good penetration. It is also loaded with antimicrobial properties, making it an excellent moisturiser for the entire face and body. If somebody is prone to breakouts, keep coconut oil handy to remove eye makeup, as it is comedonal for acne-prone areas.

2. Milk

“Milk is very good for our health, it is equally amazing for our skin. The fat and proteins in milk can help to hydrate and allow the skin to retain moisture. To remove your makeup, use a little bit of milk or olive oil. Apply it all over your face, and then wipe it off with a washcloth or cotton ball,” advises Dr Ajay Rana, Dermatologist & Aesthetic Medicine Physician and Founder Director of ILAMED.

3. Cucumber juice

Cucumbers have anti-inflammatory properties, so they will help to soothe irritated skin or acne-prone skin. Most beauty products use cucumber to help remove makeup. Take one cucumber and blend it into a paste. Voila, you’re done!

4. Baking soda and honey

This combination works wonders for any type of makeup. Put a little organic honey on a clean cloth, and sprinkle in some baking soda. Use it to clean your face. The combination of baking soda and honey works as an excellent cleanser, as well as an exfoliator.

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Give your face a kiss of honey. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
5. Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil can be a beneficial skin care product to add to your everyday beauty routine. It is moisturizing, antibacterial, helps with oil control, and can remove impurities and makeup. This light oil soothes and protects the skin, while also removing impurities and makeup. It’s good to pair it with almond oil to remove makeup, especially from the sensitive area under your eyes.

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6. Aloe vera

Aloe vera is known to heal burns, acne and dry skin, so include it in your evening routine, and see a difference.

7. Almond oil

Almond oil is good for sensitive skin, because It’s rich in vitamins A and E. Use almond oil to remove makeup, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Sleeping with makeup on is suicidal for your skin, says Dr Rana

You read it right girls, even the expert believes that you need to get rid of makeup, at the end of the day. In fact, makeup removal should be a part of everybody’s daily skin care ritual, because it is essential for your skin. It washes away cosmetics, impurities and dirt from the surface of the skin, which could cause irritation or rapid ageing. It reduces the risk of appearance of any kind of pimples, redness, blackheads, and other types of blemishes. 

“Removal of makeup after a hectic and tiring day can promote cellular renewal by eliminating dead skin. It also stimulates the skin’s microcirculation, due to the massage action, and allows the skin to breathe,” suggests Dr Rana.

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Here’s how not removing make-up can mess up your skin

We all know that not removing makeup is important, but still feel too lazy to do that. But the fact remains that it is very important to remove it, before going to bed, because it can cause extensive damage to the skin, especially at night. The skin renews itself while we sleep, and when we leave our makeup on, we are preventing that from happening. The skin is unable to breathe, and fatigue signs set in. 

As most makeup is made of oily substances, when it stays on for the next day, it clogs the skin pores and increases the appearance of acne, blackheads, breakouts, and wrinkles. 

If we sleep wearing any kind of makeup, say like a day-old foundation, powder and eye makeup, then it can settle into the creases and fine lines, causing the skin to look dull.  

“It can block the night-time anti-ageing efforts. If you apply your anti-aging skin care products on top of your makeup at night, they won’t work like they’re supposed to,” concludes Dr Rana.

So ladies, no more shelling out money for those useless makeup removers, because your kitchen is already loaded with so much goodness.

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