Alternatives present in our home to remove Makeup

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While attending a party, any special occasions or any wedding ceremony we often put a little bit of makeup on our face to make ourselves look beautiful. It doesn’t matter what someone wears but if one can apply a little bit of blush, a single stroke of eyeliner or any gorgeous lip colour can make us look very glamorous. We often spend a lot of time applying makeup on our face to make ourselves look attractive but we do not pay much attention while removing the makeup when the party gets over. It is very normal to feel tired of removing your makeup after a party but this little mistake can affect our skin in the long run. If you forget to remove your makeup before going to your bed then on the next morning you might wake up with pimples, broken eyelashes and any kind of eye infection. By leaving makeup on your face that might affect your skin and makes your skin dry, breakouts, skin irritation and can also cause premature ageing of the skin.

So it is very important to remove makeup before going to your bed because if you do not remove your makeup that can result in making your pores clogged after a certain period of time and then your skin will have more breakouts and you will face many other skin problems. If you forget to remove your makeup then applying any homemade mask or costly products for your skin will not show you any results in your skin. You should always remove your makeup before sleeping because that will facilitate your skin to breathe properly which is a very important part of maintaining a healthy skin routine. In the market, you can get various types of makeup removing products which can easily remove your makeup without giving much effort but not all of them are very safe and healthy for your skin. Most of the product contains harsh chemicals which cause much damage to our skin than doing any good. This kind of products highly affects on any sensitive skin and it becomes more prone to damage. If you do not want to use any kind of harsh makeup cleanser or any remover on your face you can always choose natural cleanser to clean your face properly. That will also make your skin very glowing and also keeps your skin protected from any kind of damage.

It was also found that using wipes to remove your makeup are not much effective for cleansing your skin because it only can remove the surface layer of dirt and dust. It can even make your skin conditions much worse by spreading your makeup throughout your face and it also gets inside your pores. The substitutes for makeup removers are very much pocket-friendly and you can easily get them at your home and are also very safe for sensitive skin. Some of the options are given below which are quite inexpensive to use and also very much effective. Each of them is an amazing solution to remove your waterproof mascaras, matte lipsticks and eyeliners which is quite hard to remove normally.

Alternative Options to Makeup Removers

The main idea behind these makeup removing products is very simple because they are containing fatty substances such as pigments and oily products. So all we need is anything that will help in dissolving those fatty substances present in your makeup products. So this means that you need to apply some fatty or oily substances on your skin to remove your makeup. So let me introduce you to some of the common ones by using which you can easily remove your makeup and later on I can suggest you something more interesting.

Vaseline (petroleum jelly)

Vaseline or petroleum jelly is a very old product which is used by us from decades. We not only use Vaseline petroleum jelly for applying it in our lips or our skin but it also helps in removing your greasy and stubborn makeup. By applying Vaseline in your eyes you can remove your eye makeup very easily which also includes removing your waterproof mascara. All you need to do is you can take some Vaseline on a cotton pad and then directly apply it on your eyelashes and eyeliner areas and leave it for some time so that the makeup can breakdown and then you can wipe it off with a cotton pad. Vaseline not only helps in removing your eye makeup but also easily removes those super matte lipsticks which are long-lasting and highly pigmented which are also very hard to remove. The way you remove your eye makeup in that same way you can also apply some Vaseline on your lips and leave it for some time and then you can wipe it off with a cotton pad. You can also repeat the process if you think that you are makeup is not removed properly and Vaseline is also an inexpensive product. If required you can also apply Vaseline on a clean cotton cloth to remove makeup from your full face.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil not only just acts as a great product for removing your makeup but it is also an amazing cleanser. To remove your makeup from your face you need to take few drops of coconut oil on a cotton pad and then keep that cotton pad on the top of your eyes and leave it for few seconds and then you can wipe it off gently. Coconut oil not only helps in removing your eye makeup very easily but you can use coconut oil to remove any kind of makeup. If you want to remove your face makeup very easily you can message some coconut oil on your skin and then rub it off gently by using any cotton cloth. Coconut oil not only acts as a great moisturiser but you can also use it to remove acne scars and pigmentation effectively.

Olive oil

Olive oil is also commonly used by most of us and it also serves various purposes like Vaseline. Olive oil not only acts as a great moisturiser but we can also use it for applying on our hair, repairing cracked heels, dry lips and you can even mix it with your foundation to get a dewy glow on your face and you can use olive oil for various other uses. Olive oil works amazingly to remove any kind of makeup. You can use olive oil without any doubt to remove any kind of paint and makeup on your face whether it is Foundation, lipstick, eyeshadow or eyeliner. You can remove everything very easily by applying some olive oil on a cotton pad and then gently wipe off your makeup. You can also use it directly on your face or you can even mix it with some amount of water and then use it to rub off your makeup. You can also apply olive oil to gently massage your face to make your face glowing.

Sweet almond oil

Sweet almond oil is also a great alternative to remove your makeup properly and also makes your skin very glowing. Almond oil works great in brightening your complexion, stops signs of ageing, helps in reducing dark circles around your eyes and also makes your lips softer. You can use almond oil in the same way like Olive oil and coconut oil to remove your makeup by taking it on a cotton pad and then leave it for some time on your face and then you can gently wipe it off for removing any kind of makeup properly.

Baby shampoo

There is lauric acid present in baby shampoo which is mostly derived from coconut oil. This is very soothing and also makes your skin very beautiful and clean. You can use baby shampoo as a makeup remover the way you use any other normal face wash. Massage baby shampoo into your skin and let the lather form and then you can rinse it off with water. So using baby shampoo as a makeup remover is a very effective and safe alternative and do not cause any harm to your skin in any way.

Baby Oil

Baby Oil also works amazingly to remove your makeup because it mainly contains mineral oil and does not contain any other oils like almond oil, calendula oil, olive oil and Vitamin E oil. You can use Baby oil in the same way you use any other oils like olive oil or almond oil to remove your makeup. You can wash your face with a good face wash for removing oil from your face after you use any oil for removing your makeup.

Coconut milk

Other than coconut oil, coconut milk also acts as a great alternative for removing your makeup. You can use coconut milk to remove makeup from your eyes, face and lips. You can use coconut milk in the way as it is or you can also mix it with olive oil of equal amount and then take it on a cotton pad and then message that cotton pad in your face or eyes where you want to remove your makeup and wipe it off once your makeup gets removed. Coconut milk not only helps in removing your makeup but it also adds a beautiful glow to your face and makes you look fresh. There is lauric acid also in coconut milk which also works as a natural counter-irritant and also makes your skin very soothing.

Milk powder

Along with milk you can also use milk powder to remove your makeup. You can make this milk powder solution to remove your makeup in a very simple and easy way. You can make the solution by adding milk powder in warm water and then the paste becomes ready to apply on your face. After making this paste you can massage this on your face and after leaving it for some time you can gently wipe it off by using a cotton pad. This paste of milk powder effectively removes every single trace of your makeup and also the waterproof ones and even your Matte lipstick. The healthy fats present in the milk powder mainly helps in removing your makeup amazingly. There is also lactic acid present in this milk powder which helps in making our skin colour light and the alpha hydroxy acid effectively removes the dead skin cells and antioxidants present in it improves our skin’s elasticity and also helps in boosting the production of collagen. So milk powder is a great alternative to remove your makeup and you don’t need any other makeup remover if you can keep milk powder at your home.

Baby body lotion

You do not need to use each and every product that you buy for your baby but there are some of the baby products that you can use for some beauty hacks. Other than Baby Oil and shampoo you can also use baby body lotion to remove your makeup properly. To remove your makeup you need to gently massage the baby body lotion on your face and after keeping it for some time you can rub it off by using a cotton pad or cloth. After removing your makeup you can wash your face with a good face wash to remove the excess oil from your face. Baby body lotion helps in removing any kind of makeup in your eyes, lips or your face. You can also use the face moisturizer of a baby and even your own moisturizer which is equally efficient because they are basically oil-based, so it helps in removing the makeup very effectively. Other baby products like baby cleanser also work amazingly to remove your makeup. You can use Baby Cleanser on your face like any other normal cleanser that you use to wash your face.

Aloe vera and honey

The mixture of aloe vera and honey is great for removing your makeup and also makes your skin glowing and bright. This is one of the most decent makeup removers which not only removes light makeup but even the waterproof ones. To remove your makeup by using the paste of aloe vera and honey you need to mix equal amounts of aloe vera and honey in a bowl and then with a cotton ball or cloth you can apply this paste on your face and then you can wipe it off by using a cotton pad. After wiping it off from your face and removing your make-up you can wash your face with a cleanser. There are a variety of benefits associated with using aloe vera and honey in your face. Aloe vera and honey is not only used for removing makeup you can also use it as a face pack to add some glow in your face and it also helps in soothing your skin.

Avocado or avocado oil

Instead of using any other makeup remover you can use avocado or avocado oil to remove your makeup because this is rich in Omega 3, vitamin A, D, E, B1, K, B2, PP and various antioxidants are present in it. Girls avocado oil not only helps in removing your makeup but also reduces your fine lines and wrinkles which appears under your eyes along with removing your eye makeup. So if you use this avocado oil for removing your makeup your sensitive eye area will not get irritated while removing your makeup. While applying avocado oil for removing your makeup you can follow the same procedure you follow while using any other oil. If you are using avocado oil for wiping off your makeup then you can message that gently in your skin for some minutes and then wash it off with a clean cloth or a cotton pad. You can use this solution for removing your makeup perfectly from your face, eyes and lips.

Micellar water

Though Micellar Water doesn’t fall in this category,  you can also use it to remove your makeup. Other than using micellar water for cleansing your face you can also use it as a makeup remover. Dip a cotton pad in micellar water and gently rub it in your face to remove your makeup. Micellar water removes all kinds of makeup even your waterproof mascara in a single swipe and makes your skin feeling clean, purified and hydrated. There are various types of micellar water available in the market and you can choose them according to your skin type.

Rose Water

Rosewater not only acts as a great cleanser to clean your face but also works amazingly to remove makeup from your face. You can dip a cotton ball in rose water and then gently apply it on your face and neck to remove your makeup effectively. The rose water helps in deep cleansing your skin and remove any kind of dirt and oil from your face and even removes waterproof makeup. After using rosewater on your face you will feel fresh with the beautiful and sweet fragrance of a rose.

Yoghurt

Yoga acts as a great healthy alternative to remove makeup from your face. It not only removes makeup from your face but it works amazingly to clean your face and also helps in reducing blemishes and removes tan from your face. There is lactic acid present in yoghurt which is containing skin lightening properties and also dissolves the dead skin cells in your skin and also helps in tightening the pores of the skin. If you want to use yoghurt as an alternative to removing your makeup you can dip cotton cloth or ball in yoghurt and then you can apply that paste in your face and then keep it for nearly about 30 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.

Cucumber

Cucumber is a very popular ingredient in your skin care. It not only makes your skin look healthy and fresh but also reduces puffiness and swelling in your skin which occurs due to water retention. If you want to use cucumber as a makeup remover you can grate it and then you can apply its juice on your face by using a cotton ball and after keeping it for some time you can wash it off by using water. If you want you can also add milk in the juice of cucumber and make a paste with it and can apply it on your lips if you want to reduce pigmentation in your lips.

Banana

Banana works great for your skin because it is containing a high amount of Vitamin E and C. To get the glowing and healthy skin you can use ripe bananas and then mash it and make a thick paste with it to apply it on your skin. It helps in removing all kinds of makeup from your face even those waterproof mascaras and your Matte lipstick. After applying that banana pack on your face you can keep it for 5 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water and wipe your face with a cotton cloth. All your makeup will get removed by applying this banana mask on your face and it will make your skin feeling soft and glowing.

Honey and Baking Soda

This is a wonderful remedy which works amazingly for removing any types of makeup. To use honey and baking soda you can put a little bit of organic Honey on a cotton pad and then add some baking soda in it and use this paste to clean your face and remove your makeup. This mixture of honey and baking soda acts as an excellent cleanser and also a very good exfoliator. You do not need to scrub this very hard on your face instead you can gently rub it on your face and after keeping it for some time you can wash your face with cold water and wipe your face with a clean cotton cloth.

Steam

Steaming is an excellent process to remove your makeup naturally. To apply this process you need to fill your sink fully with hot but not boiling water and you need to lean near your sink for some minutes. In this way, you can even remove that last traces of your makeup from your face very easily. This process of steaming is used by many actresses and models as a great skin care solution. It helps in opening your opening the pores of your skin and removes all kinds of impurities and specks of dirt from your skin.

So, these are the best alternatives for removing your makeup in a natural way and also keeping your skin healthy. The remedies given above are very pocket-friendly, simple and also keeps your skin healthy and hydrated. To use these alternatives to remove your makeup you do not need to face many difficulties. You should always remember one thing in your mind, the more you take care of your skin in a natural way and use fewer Chemicals in your skin the healthier your skin will be.

 

Nabanita Mukherjee

Nabanita Mukherjee, an Arts graduate loves writing articles, blogs through which she expresses her opinions and suggestions on various lifestyle based articles. Besides writing, she also loves travelling and exploring new places.

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