The Coconut Oil Makeup Remover
The Alternative out off Your Kitchen
Have you been looking for something cheaper? Better? With less chemicals?
Check out Coconut oil! It is cheaper than cleansing wipes or store-bought makeup remover, it works better, has none of the chemicals you don’t even know how to pronounce, and it smells like a tropical vacation.
You can use the exact same kind of coconut oil you cook with to remove your makeup (and moisturize your legs and de-frizz your hair, for that matter). I keep a small mason jar of coconut oil on my bathroom counter for easy access.
Here is how you use it (1):
Step 1: Scoop a very small amount of coconut oil out of the jar (apea-size amount is plenty). If the oil has hardened into a solid, rub itbetween your fingers until it becomes liquid and there’s a light coating of iton all your fingertips.
Step 2: Close your eyes and gently spread the oil over your eyelidsand lashes and all around your eye area. There should be just enough oil tomove your fingers around easily without tugging on your skin. You’ll feeleyeshadow and concealer come off right away. For long-wear mascara, you mightneed to open your eyes and use one finger to apply a bit of oil directly toyour bottom lashes, and the underside of the top ones. If a little oil gets inyour eye, don’t panic! It doesn’t hurt and washes out easily.
Step 3: Massage the oil into your skin in a circular motion all overyour face to remove other makeup.
Step 4: Use a warm, wet washcloth to wipe off excess coconut oil(again, it should come off easily without any skin tugging or rubbing), thensplash face with warm water. And voila! You’re done.
Your skin should feel dewy and moisturized right away. Try it for a coupleweeks to see the other benefits (less dryness, luminous lashes) kick in, and Idoubt you’ll be buying regular makeup remover again anytime soon!!!
1. Dimeo-Ediger,W., 2015. How To Use Coconut Oil ToRemove Makeup (Even Waterproof Mascara!) [Online]. Available: http://www.youbeauty.com/beauty/diy-coconut-oil-makeup-remover/[Accessed September 22, 2017].