Is Makeup Remover really necessary?

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Makeup Remover


When you’re trying to live a more natural lifestyle, makeup is something that can be hard to get used to. It’s not something that I have ever used much of, and my skin has actually been clear since I started avoiding it. But what about when you do want to wear makeup? Can you still have healthy skin without using makeup remover?

Is makeup remover really necessary?

In short, yes.

You don’t have to use makeup remover if you don’t want to. You can get rid of your makeup with good old soap and water or coconut oil, but that’s not always as easy or effective as using a dedicated product designed specifically for removing makeup. You may also get better results by using a combination of methods, like first using coconut oil on dry skin and then following up with soap and water in the shower.

If you wear a lot of waterproof mascara or eyeliner that won’t come off easily with these methods (or just feel like spending a few extra minutes at night), then there’s no harm in adding an extra step into your routine by using an eye-specific makeup remover before washing away all traces of makeup from your face with gentle cleanser and warm water (or cleansing oil).

How can you remove your makeup without remover?

You can use a cotton ball or pad. There are several different kinds of makeup remover pads on the market, including:

  • CVS brand facial cleansing towelettes ($6)
  • Neutrogena oil-free eye makeup remover pads ($5)
  • Burt’s Bees peach & mango makeup removers ($7)

Will soap and water work?

Soap and water work well as a makeup remover, but you shouldn’t use it as a regular cleansing method. While soap is good for removing makeup, it can be drying and cause redness on your skin. It can also cause acne if you’re prone to breakouts and irritate sensitive skin.

What about coconut oil?

Coconut oil is one of the most popular ingredients in natural beauty products. It’s been lauded as an all-natural makeup remover, moisturizer and face wash. But if you’d rather not spend a ton of money on coconut oil and instead opt for something more wallet-friendly (and maybe even more effective), we’ve got good news: olive oil may be able to replace that jar of coconut oil you’ve been hoarding in your bathroom cabinet.

What about using a cleanser?

If you’re not using a makeup remover, you could consider cleansing with a gentle cleanser instead. Look for one that has natural ingredients and doesn’t include harsh chemicals or alcohol. Make sure it removes all traces of makeup without leaving your skin feeling dry later on in the day—you don’t want those pesky flakes showing up at work!

Which natural ingredients are good for the skin?

There are many natural ingredients that are good for the skin, and therefore make great makeup remover. Some of these include tea tree oil, aloe vera gel, coconut milk and olive oil. The best thing about these ingredients is that they can be used in many different ways:

  • Tea Tree Oil: This essential oil has antibacterial properties which help prevent acne and breakouts on the face. It also improves the overall health of your complexion by getting rid of dead skin cells (exfoliating) while simultaneously moisturizing the skin without clogging pores or causing any allergic reactions like most commercial facial scrubs do.
  • Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe vera gel is a wonderful ingredient to use as an alternative type of eye makeup remover because it doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals such as artificial fragrances–which can cause irritation in some people’s eyes–and parabens–which have been linked to breast cancer when absorbed internally through daily usage over time!


I hope that you found this article helpful! Reading it will give you a good idea of what it’s like to use makeup remover, and how to make your own DIY makeup remover at home.

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