One of the hardest parts about putting on makeup is removing it.

The daunting tasks of removing then washing then moisturizing is a lot (especially after a long night out). The only thing that makes this process even less attractive is the amount of chemicals used to remove makeup.

But don’t fret, here’s a guide to removing your makeup with natural products.

Taking Off Makeup

The first step in your makeup removal routine really sets how easy or hard the rest of the process will be. Choose a product that removes a great amount of makeup without stripping your skin of its natural oils. An easy go-to which you probably already have in your cabinets is olive oil! Dap a sparing amount of oil on a cotton pad and get to work! Wipe over your face until all of the makeup is removed.

Washing Your Face

Removing the makeup is only the first step. You still have a few more things to do in your removal routine. The next step is washing your face. African black soap is a great natural cleanser. For some skin types, it can be too rough, however. Shaving a bit of the soap and mixing it with rose water and glycerin is a good way to dilute the product and create a milder solution.

Toner

The next step is to apply toner on your skin. Toner is to help get all impurities out that your cleanser may have missed. A great natural toner is a mix of lemon juice and aloe vera. You can use your own organic natural aloe vera or you can make your own by blending water and fresh aloe.

Moisturizing

Locking in all that moisture is the most important step. Hydrating your skin is the key to making sure that Black doesn’t crack! There are a few natural options. Coconut oil is a great product to use to lock in moisture. If you would like to opt for a less oily option, shea butter is your go-to.

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