5 Best Natural Makeup Removers For Sensitive Skin

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5 Best Natural Makeup Removers For Sensitive Skin

For women, one of the most crucial rules of skin care is to always remember to remove the makeup before going to bed. It is very useful if you let your skin breathe while avoiding clogged pores, breakouts, irritation, and dull looking skin in the morning. However, using a standard foaming cleanser to remove the makeup causes skin irritation and is very problematic.

You might even doubt your idea of removing makeup every night before going to sleep. The reason for the above statement is that most cleansers have a hard time removing eye makeup and some also cause major eye irritation, redness and a sensation of burning. Another problem is that excessive rubbing of harsh cleanser on the skin causes dry skin and fine lines.

Best Natural Makeup Removers For Sensitive Skin

You might think the best way to remove makeup would be to use makeup removers that are readily available in the market. But they are way more hazardous than they sound. These makeup removers are chemical laden products that not only remove your makeup but also misbalance the pH levels of your skin. This lead to bigger problems like harsh skin, wrinkles, fine lines, etc which are bad for the skin. The best alternative would be to use natural sources that are readily available and even present at your own home. The following are 5 best natural makeup removal agents for sensitive skin:-

1. Natural Oils

Natural Oils

Oils that are natural like coconut oil, olive oil, and almond oil are the perfect alternative to chemically made makeup removers that can never be too gentle on the skin. All the makeup removers available in the market, no matter how good they claim themselves, they can never be too gentle on the skin and will strip the skin of all the moisture and will leave the skin dry and irritated.

On the other hand, natural oils are the best for this purpose. They not only remove the makeup completely and efficiently but also maintain the pH levels of the skin making sure that the skin doesn’t get too dry or sore. One of the biggest advantages is that these oils can remove the darkest makeup with the highest ease.

2. Milk

milk

As we all know, milk has been an important part of the beauty regimes of all women even several years back. Milk baths were popular for royal women thousands of years ago. The presence of proteins and fats in milk helps hydrate the skin and allows the skin to retain its natural moisture. Milk is used a makeup remover by taking a tablespoon of almond oil and added to a bowl of milk and rubbed all over the face with the help of a cotton ball or washed cloth. This will remove the makeup completely as well as moisturize the skin.

3. Baking soda and honey

Baking soda and honey

The among the natural makeup removers is the mixture of baking soda and raw honey. This mixture acts like a scrub as well as a cleanser. This is one of the best choices that require three ingredients: baking soda, some raw honey and your choice of natural oil. This mixture will get rid of your makeup in no time and will also leave your face clean and clear.

4. Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil is also the best choice of makeup remover as it is non-comedogenic which means it will not get clog your pores and cause acne. This oil also is rich in fatty acids which also help in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. To use it as a remover, pour it on a cotton pad and simply wipe away your makeup. Grapeseed is readily available in the market and is one of the best natural makeup removers.

5. Cucumber

Cucumber

There are a lot of popular beauty products that use cucumber in it. The main reason being cucumber removes makeup effectively and with ease. Hence the best way to clean your makeup would be to use a natural cucumber rather than visiting a store and buying a makeup remover. To use it as a makeup remover, take a cucumber and blend it into a paste and use the paste as a cleanser. If the makeup is deep, add a bit of olive oil to the paste for efficient removal.

Although makeup wipes and liquid removers seem very convenient, they cause high damage to the skin. Using these natural alternatives instead removes the makeup as well as moisturize the skin making it healthier and softer. The best advantage of these natural alternatives is that most of these ingredients can be found in your kitchen and hence are cost effective.

Angeline is a registered dietitian currently working in research. She have participated in many public health programs organised by WHO, and other health organisations around the world. She studied in North Ireland and in the USA to complete a BSc in Human Nutrition from Ulster University. She then went on to complete my PhD focusing on diet, exercise, weight management and more recently completed a postgraduate diploma in dietetics. She enjoy walks on the beautiful north coast of Ireland and is passionate about providing evidence-based nutrition advice for the general public. You can connect with her any time for a health advice.

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