I recently wrote an article called “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts” for Markithis Savannah, website designed to share educational and inspiring information from the Savannah area. My article highlighted my top uses for Coconut Oil and how you can incorporate it into your life in the form of a shave cream, frizz fighter, belly balm for moms-to-be and the list keeps going. For Makeup Monday, I wanted to focus a little more on how exactly to remove your makeup using this magic oil while reaping other benefits.
Remove Eye Makeup: Coconut Oil has become the only eye makeup remover I use! Along with my other favorite, Vitamin E Oil, this powerhouse not only cuts the pigment quickly but also helps to restore good oils to my eye area. Why is that important? Good oils will help your eyelashes grow and also moisturize and plump any fine lines in that area. So in step you will remove makeup, help your lashes grow, along with preventing and minimizing wrinkles. SCORE!
Removing Face Makeup: Why not keep this Coconut Oil party rolling to the rest of your face?! Stay with me, oil on your face is a good thing. Good oils help balance your skin and actually help keep acne away. Drying your skin out will only cause an overproduction of oil, which will absolutely cause breakouts.
What you will need:
- Organic Fresh or Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil. Dr. Brommer’s is my personal choice and available at most health food stores.
- Cotton Rounds or Pads
- Using your spoon, scoop out a half of teaspoon to use for your entire face in steps.
- Use your cotton round to apply oil and place on your eye for 30 seconds.
- Begin to wipe the eye area clean. Repeat process on the other eye.
- Use a moistened round in a circular motion on your face.
- You may need several rounds depending on the amount of makeup. Repeat with clean round/pad until all makeup is removed.
- Add a tiny bit of extra oil under your eyes and to your lips for extra moisture.
- Voila! Enjoy soft, clean, moisturized skin!
To read more about my top uses for Coconut Oil, check out my contribution to Markithis Savannah.
Thanks for reading!