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#BeautyDIY: How To Remove Makeup With Things Available In Your Kitchen

There are many makeup removal products on the market for you to choose from. Not only are these affordable, but they also do the task of removing all kinds of grime and makeup off your face in the shortest amount of time. The result that you see right after you use these products may leave you extremely impressed and satisfied, but the long term effect that they leave on the delicate skin of your face are shockingly disastrous. Such makeup removers speed up your skin’s aging process, cause irritation which flares up acne and/or pimples, and make your skin rough. However, if you know how to remove makeup using materials that are generally available in your kitchen, you won’t risk causing so much damage to your skin.

Here are some of the easiest methods of removing makeup in the most natural way.

1. A combination of honey and baking soda


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No matter what type of makeup you are wearing or how heavy it is, you can remove it using these foodstuffs that are generally always available in your kitchen. Just take a small amount of organic honey and put it on a clean washcloth. After this, sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on the honey. This will give you a great mix to remove makeup in the easiest way.

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2. Olive oil as a makeup remover

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Olive oil is a very thick substance and is known to have endless healing qualities. These qualities are beneficial for dry or extra sensitive skin. It works as a great makeup remover because of the softening agents that the oil contains. Moreover, you should use olive oil as a makeup remover if you have very dry skin.

3. Milk for eye makeup


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Here’s a great solution for the stubborn eyeliner or mascara that always seems to be a challenge to fully remove. Not only is milk always available in your kitchen, but the whole method is as easy as it sounds. All you have to do is take a small ball of cotton, pour raw milk on it, and then gently swipe that cotton over your eye makeup. For best results, you can rinse off your makeup with lukewarm water. This is one of the easiest ways of removing makeup naturally.

4. Some yogurt


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If you want to know how to remove makeup using the healthiest ingredients available in your kitchen, then we suggest that you try yogurt. Yogurt is advisable because it also serves other purposes, such as moisturizing your skin and relieving it of sunburns. All that you have to do is take a clean cotton ball and dab it into a bowl of plain yogurt. Then rub the cotton all over your face in round motions. Finally, clean your face with cool water.

5. Cucumber as makeup remover


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Cucumber is a popular ingredient used in the manufacturing of makeup removing products. So instead of rushing to buy it in its chemical form, try using cucumber in its glorious natural form. What is even better is that cucumbers are known to have excellent anti-inflammatory properties that will soothe your skin if it is prone to acne or is irritated. Just take a cucumber and make a paste of it, then use that paste as a cleanser all over your face. If your makeup is too heavy and becomes tough to remove, then just add a pinch of milk or olive oil to the cucumber paste. This paste will work like a miracle and make your skin feel very cool.

6. Natural oil as a cleanser

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Any kind of oil that is generally available in your kitchen will work great as a makeup remover. When you use any kind of cleanser that is available on the market, you will see that the cleanser strips away all of your skin’s natural oils. This will lead to either of these two problems: one, it will make your skin extremely dry and you will have to use topical moisturizer to cure your skin of such extreme dryness. Or, two, it may lead to your skin overproducing oils, which will eventually make your skin extremely oily. You will see that many makeup removing products in the market proudly declare that they are oil-free, but this may actually lead to a lot of adverse effects. Oil-free makeup cleansers are bound to make your skin age prematurely. Your skin requires oils to look supple, youthful, and vibrant. So to keep your skin looking naturally beautiful, you should stick to using natural oils to clean your makeup off. All types of makeup, even very pigmented lipstick or the darkest mascara, can be easily removed with the help of these natural oil cleansers.

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These are simple and easy methods to show you how to remove makeup using ingredients that are available in your own kitchen. So say goodbye to all those makeup wipes and liquid removers containing harsh chemicals and welcome these natural ingredients into your cleansing routine. Not only are they cheap and easily available, but they also do the job of removing makeup in an easier and more efficient manner than the products available on the market.

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How To Remove Makeup With Things Available In Your Kitchen
You don't need to spend on makeup wipes, for here we have a list of things from your kitchen that show how to remove makeup easily. #BeautyDIY
Suraiya Islam

Suraiya Islam

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