This is my very first ever beauty post. I figured I’d start sharing with you all the things I’ve found work really well in my beauty regime, one being coconut oil. I stumbled across this thanks to some friends and Deliciously Ella as a natural way to remove make-up that’s also incredibly moisturizing and anti-bacterial. I’ll be posting more natural beauty secrets, DIY recipes and ideas on here as I realized my beauty section hasn’t been receiving the same amount of love as the rest of the blog. Plus, I feel its very important to find ways to use natural products over ones loaded with chemicals and toxins since our skin absorbs over 80% of what we put on it.
Coconut oil is amazing! There are so many benefits we are just uncovering now, and using it as a natural make-up remover is only one of the amazing ways it can be used. It’s great for cooking, as a moisturizer, a hair mask, mouthwash and more. I’m going to post about all of these separately to come so I can describe exactly how to use coconut oil in each of these ways.
Today were going to focus on using it as a make-up remover. Why does it work so well? Because coconut oil is anti-bacterial, when you rub it onto your skin it begins to remove all the toxins built up through out the day. You may not realize this but even if you leave the house with a freshly washed face, your skin is absorbing all the toxins from the air including pollution, carbon monoxide, dirts and more. At the end of the day your skin will thank you for giving it that extra bit of love by washing away all those toxins and bacteria, creating a clean slate. The quality of coconut oil is important however as it will determine if there actually are anti-bacterial properties! Make sure you use unrefined, unbleach, organic (cold-pressed if possible) coconut oil, this kind of oil is the most natural and will give you the best results!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Jar of Coconut Oil
- Access to running water (preferably warm)
- Take a scoop of coconut oil on the tip of your index finger
- Begin massaging it onto your skin where ever you’ve applied make-up, this includes your face, forhead and neck areas.
- Begin to run your water at a warm temperature and dampen one corner of the cloth.
- Take another scoop on the tip of your index finger again and dab it equally on both of your eye lids.
- While keeping both eyes closed, massage the coconut oil onto your eyelids making sure to gently ‘scrub’ your eyelashes (especially if you’re wearing mascara).
- Grab your facecloth and from the damp end wipe away all excess coconut oil from your eyes and face.
- Cupping your hands together, dip them under the running water and splash your face 2-3 times.
- Grab the dry end of your face cloth and dab your skin dry.
- Reapply a penny sized amount of coconut oil as moisturizer to your entire face.
It may seem like a lot of steps, but it’s honestly so so easy! You will also notice an incredible difference in the glow and moisture of your skin. If applied at night the coconut oil has time to absorb into your skin, so no need to worry about super oily skin!
Do any of you use coconut oil as a make-up remover? What are your thoughts?