Natural Makeup Removers You Probably Already Have On Hand


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Some essential oils are touted for improving skin texture and complexion. Tea tree, orange and peppermint oils have been shown to demonstrate antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties that can be seen when applied topically (via Healthline). If you’ve got them on hand, you could use them to remove your makeup if you’re out of your typical makeup remover.

If your essential oil is 100% pure, it should clearly state so on the label. When this is the case, dilute your oil before applying to your skin, as highly concentrated essential oils are known to cause burns. Essential oils can be diluted in water, or other oils, known as carrier oils. Popular carriers include coconut, olive, or jojoba oil. Start with just one drop of essential oil for every tablespoon of your carrier. Do a patch test on the inside of your wrist and wait for fifteen minutes up to check for reactions. If you do not see a reaction, you can apply the mixture on a cotton pad and use it to remove foundation on your face, avoiding the eye area.

If your essential oil is not labeled as 100% pure, it has likely been diluted with other fillers. Since you may no know how you could react to these, always do a patch test before applying to your face. As well, people who may be pregnant should avoid using essential oils without medical direction. 


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