“Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all? The woman with the clearest skin!” This is not how the famous rhyme goes, but this remix is valid. Coconut oil is touted as one of the most important things every woman should have on her dressing table. Because of its skin-healing properties. Did you know that apart from clearing acne, coconut oil can also help you wipe off your makeup neatly? Coconut oil can be used as natural facial wipes!
Before I take you through the easy steps of using coconut oil as a wipe, did you know that it is strongly advised not to sleep with makeup on? Going to bed with makeup on is like sentencing your skin to jail because this blocks your pores. The skin is covered with tiny pores that allow you to sweat, and blocking them can lead to several forms of inflammation — most notably, acne.
Sleeping with makeup makes the skin dull, uneven, dry, and it also speeds up the aging process. Yikes. So if you do not want to see a wrinkled face looking back at you when you look at the mirror.
Here is how to wipe off your makeup with coconut oil
Apply the coconut oil on cotton or on the palm of your hand (if the oil is solid, warm the oil by rubbing your palms together)
Massage the oil into your face gently using small, circular strokes for a minute to remove the makeup and other impurities.
Dip a washcloth or face towel in warm water, squeeze the water out and place the towel on your face for around 30 seconds or so.
Wipe the oil off your face with the towel. Your face should be clear now.
Stand in front of the mirror. Ask the mirror “who is the fairest of them all”. Your mirror’s response should make you smile.
Coconut oil can be used as natural facial wipes! And the most recommended time to do this is before going to bed. This will leave you with a moisturized skin.
If you are using coconut oil for the first time though, apply it on a small part of your skin and observe to see how it reacts for about a week before going full-scale.