With the growing pollution, it is important to take care of the environment. One way to do so is by reducing the use of chemicals in daily life. One of the ways beauty practices contribute to waste is with make-up removal. Many people use multiple wipes which often contain plastic and harmful chemicals. In this blog post, we consider 3 ways of taking your make-up off that are kinder to the environment.
Eco-Friendly Methods Of Taking Off Your Make Up
You can take your make-up off with a gentle cleanser, never soap (because it interrupts the PH balance). Our Ultra Restore Cleanser contains skin-calming ingredients like green tea, chamomile and aloe vera. Our products also do not contain sulphates, parabens and phthalates.
A gentle cleanser is sure to remove your makeup without stripping your skin and contributing to environmental degradation. The downside of using only a cleanser is you may require multiple washes to take off your makeup and other facial oils.
- Double Cleansing
A thorough method of make-up removal is double cleansing. This is a Korean beauty practice that has become popular in the past few years This involves melting makeup, dirt and oil with cleansing oil or balm. We recommend our Ultra Restore Dry Oil which contains a blend of rice bran oil and omega fatty acids that melt off oil and silicon-based make-up products. Tough make-up products like eye pencils and lip products are easily emulsified.
We suggest taking off the make-up and oil-based cleanser with a damp reusable cleansing pad or face towel. For a final cleanse go in with your gentle face wash to take off the cleansing oil or balm and any other make-up that may remain.
Cleansing with an oil or a balm offers the moisturizing, restorative and inflammatory benefits of natural oils.
- Micellar Water
Another make-up removal technique that has gained popularity is the use of micellar water. Micellar water is a beauty product which contains water, glycerin and gentle surfactants (cleansing ingredients). These ingredients help to remove dirt and oil from the skin.
To use micellar water, dampen a reusable pad or face towel with micellar water and clean off your make-up. Repeat this 2-3 times till you are satisfied most of your make-up has been removed. We suggest going in with your gentle cleanser to remove any remaining make-up and the micellar water.
In conclusion, the above options provide alternatives to using multiple wipes to remove make which is irritating to the skin and harmful to the environment.