A lot of times we come back home from a party or a dinner and just crash on the bed, without removing makeup. This is one of the biggest mistakes. Experts recommend that no matter how tired or late you are, never go to bed without removing makeup.
The reason, makeup removal is so important is because our skin regenerates while we sleep. If we have makeup sitting on the face and blocking the pores, not letting them breathe. This also stops the natural rejuvenation of the skin. Because the pores are congested, this can cause breakouts, fine lines, puffiness and dark circles.
Today, let’s learn how to make an easy oil based makeup remover. Yes you read that right, oil based. Your off-the-shelf makeup removers may contain alcohol and other chemicals which are extremely harmful for your skin.
Oils based Makeup Removers
A lot of misconceptions have been created around the use of oils. We associate oils to acne and pimples. Blame acne vulgaris (a common skin condition), not oil, for your pimples. Pimples generally occur in areas where you have sebaceous follicles, like your face or back. A sebaceous follicle is a connected hair follicle and sebaceous gland. When a hair follicle becomes blocked with dirt, dead skin cells and sebum (the oil your skin naturally produces), it can get infected. Therefore, a zit is basically an infected hair follicle. Adding pure, natural, and organic oils to your skin care routine won’t hurt your skin; it might even give you the glow you seek. This is because in a makeup remover, you are not letting oils to sit on the face, and using oils moisturizes your skin making it supple and soft.
Now, let’s quickly jump to the HOW of our oil based makeup remover.