As a busy woman, all you may want to do upon getting home after a long and tiring day at work is hop into bed and catch some Z’s. However, before you do that there is one very important thing that you need to carry out first: get your makeup removed. Fail to do so and you are bound to face all sorts of skin nightmares in no time.
Just because you ran out of makeup remover doesn’t mean you can go ahead and commence your voyage to dreamland with your face still buried in layers of makeup. There are a bunch of things found in your kitchen that can work as superbly as your trusted makeup remover.
Actually, some of them are a lot better that most makeup removers because they do not contain harsh ingredients. And without any trace of chemical left on your face, you can spend the next 7 to 9 hours in bed without putting your skin in some form of danger. The following day, you can wake up to a clear and irritation-free skin.
So without any more ado, here are some common kitchen ingredients that can be used as replacements for your makeup remover. Remember to repost this article on your various social media sites afterwards for all your beauty-conscious female relatives and friends to see.
Is it your habit to chug down a tall glass of milk before bedtime to help you get to sleep so much better? Then you have quick access to an excellent makeup remover! All you have to do is soak a few cotton pads in milk and start erasing your makeup. Give your face a quick rinse with cold water afterwards to get rid of the stickiness.
Because yogurt is made from milk, it’s also something that you can use as an alternative to your usual makeup remover. Allow a little plain yogurt to remain on your face for a couple of minutes. Afterwards, remove using cotton pads. Keep your face from feeling sticky by rinsing it with cold water thoroughly once it’s completely makeup-free.
Aside from making for an excellent salad dressing, olive oil also doubles as a makeup remover. Just place a few drops of this antioxidant-rich oil on a cotton pad and start removing your makeup. Keep on doing these steps until your face is entirely devoid of makeup. Blot excess olive oil with tissue paper. Olive oil hydrates your skin extensively, too!
Some women prefer to use coconut oil than olive oil as a makeup remover for a couple of reasons. First, it smells nicer than olive oil. Second, it is much better than olive oil at killing off bacteria on skin. And just like olive oil, coconut oil is a phenomenal hydrator of the skin — it not only removes makeup, but also provides moisture.
If you don’t mind the stickiness of honey, feel free to use it as a replacement for your usual makeup remover. Aside from getting rid of makeup, honey also supplies the skin cells with vitamins and minerals. Just see to it that you rinse your face with lukewarm water a few times afterwards to keep your pillowcases and beddings out of harm’s way.
Worry not if greasiness or stickiness is not your thing. That’s because there is a non-greasy and non-sticky makeup remover from the kitchen that you may go for, and that’s baking soda. Simply combine equal amounts of baking soda and water, and dip a cotton pad in it. When all of your makeup is gone, rinse off with cold water.