Natural Oils – the Gentlest Eye Makeup Removers

Removing makeupIf you want to wake up with fresh, glowing skin, your face should be properly cleaned before you go to bed. Eye makeup must be completely removed because the skin around the sensitive eye area can become irritated very easily. Keeping makeup on while you sleep can also lead to eye infections.

Washing your face with water will not remove all makeup properly, especially if it is waterproof. While regular makeup removers are efficient in removing makeup, most of them will strip your skin of its protective lipid layer. Conventional facial cleansers contain synthetic chemicals which can cause skin irritation, especially if you have a sensitive skin.

To cut down on using toxic ingredients in personal care products, consider using makeup removers formulated with natural ingredients. Natural makeup removers will effectively remove makeup from your eyes and face without over-stripping your skin.

Natural oils have similar chemical properties of skin oil, which makes them gentle on your skin. They effectively remove all makeup and pollution, while nourishing your skin at the same time.

Coconut Oil for Removing Makeup

Coconut oil can be used for removing facial and eye makeup without irritation or other unpleasant side effects. It is more affordable than the store-bought makeup removers. Coconut oil draws out impurities from the skin and effectively breaks down even your toughest eye makeup. It loosens up water-proof mascara while nourishing your eyelashes at the same time. It also hydrates the delicate skin around your eyes, making fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable.

Coconut oil is high in nutrients, which moisturize and condition skin during and after cleansing. Its antimicrobial properties help detox skin and eyelashes, while high content of fatty acids and vitamin E has a conditioning effect.

How to use: Put a little coconut oil on your hand and liquify it by gently rubbing your hands. Gently massage oil onto your face, paying special attention to eye makeup. Let the oil sit for a minute until the makeup dissolves. Once all makeup has been melted away, rinse your face with lukewarm water. Then, use a washcloth to remove the oil and makeup from your face.

You can also purchase makeup removing towelettes to cleanse away dirt from your face and remove waterproof eye makeup.

Camellia Oil

Camellia oil, also known as tea seed oil is a great natural beauty oil for both skin and hair. This oil is naturally rich in antioxidants and is an excellent source of vitamins and moisturizers. Being very light Camellia oil penetrates quickly into the skin without clogging pores or leaving a greasy feeling. This versatile beauty oil effectively removes make-up and facial debris. It removes dirt trapped in the pores, leaving your skin fresh, soft, and silky. Camellia oil easily takes off your waterproof mascara without irritating your eyes. It also helps keep your eyelashes looking healthy and long.

This non-greasy daily cleanser is suitable for all skin types and safe for people with sensitive skin rosacea, psoriasis, or eczema.

How to use: Put some oil in the palm of your hand. Massage oil onto the face, allowing it time to loosen all makeup. Gently wipe off excess with clean and dry cotton pads.

Keep the bottle tightly closed and store it in a cool dark place.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is a gentle and skin friendly eye makeup remover. Due to similarity to natural oil that is secreted by the oil glands, this lightweight oil is quickly absorbed by the skin. It can be applied to your skin without undesired side-effects like oiliness and clogged pores.

Naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Jojoba oil help soothe sensitive skin while dissolving makeup. It gently removes your liner, mascara, and eyeshadow without causing any eye irritation.  With regular use, you may notice that your eyelashes are more beautiful and longer.

How to use: Add a few drops of jojoba oil to fingertips and apply it around the eyes, making sure to completely saturate the makeup.  Wipe it gently using cotton pads and wash your face with lukewarm water.

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil makes a great lightweight alternative to commercial facial cleansers. It easily melts your waterproof mascara, eyeliners, and long-staying foundations. You can remove excess makeup from the face without pulling or tugging your skin. This oil won’t clog your pores leave a greasy residue.

Because of the emollient nature of Sweet Almond Oil, it can be used for removing makeup from the delicate skin under your eyes. It moisturizes and nourishes the skin while removing makeup, leaving your skin feeling soft and refined. Rich in vitamin E, it also conditions and thickens your eyelashes.

How to use: Put a few drops of the oil onto your palms and massage it onto your face, focusing on your eyes. Allow it time to soften and lift all makeup and debris and wipe off with cotton pads.

You can also put a small amount of Sweet Almond Oil on a cotton ball. Gently dab the cotton ball over your eyes until make-up is gone.

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