How to Remove Makeup Effectively

 

Hi everyone! I often get asked about the best ways to remove makeup effectively so today I’m sharing a few of my tips on how to cleanse well. If you are a regular makeup wearer, its very important to remove every last bit of makeup to maintain healthy skin. If you’re cleansing halfheartedly, you’re bound to get clogged pores, breakouts and dull looking skin.

The kind of cleansing routine you have at the end of the day depends on your skin type, the kind of makeup you wear during the day and your preference, of course. Some people like to only use watery cleansers like micellar waters while some people jump in straight with a face wash, whereas others like a deep oil or balm cleanse. I personally tailor my cleansing routine based on the kind of makeup I’m wearing and the state of my skin. On days when I’m wearing heavier makeup, particularly waterproof mascara, I will use a cleansing oil or dedicated eye makeup remover. And on days when I have just little or no makeup on, I like to use a micellar water. In either case, I like to follow up with a gentle face wash to remove all traces of the cleanser, for thoroughly cleansed skin.

 

Eye and Lip Makeup Removers for Waterproof Makeup
Eye and Lip Makeup Removers for Waterproof Makeup

 

The most common kind of cleansers that almost every makeup brand makes is a bi-phase makeup remover for the eyes and lips. These contain a watery phase and an oil phase which are supposed to be mixed by shaking well before use. The presence of the oily phase ensures removal of all makeup that the water phase cannot remove. Among the more affordable options, the Maybelline Express Eye & Lip Remover does a great job though I like the Chambor one a little more. Among the higher end options, nothing beats the Clarins one which is super effective but not harsh and has the right balance of the water/oil phases. The Shiseido one is good for lighter makeup but doesn’t work as effectively on waterproof mascara. The Elizabeth Arden one on the other hand has a generous proportion of the oil phase which makes it a little greasier, but also more effective against long lasting makeup.

Keep in mind that these kind of removers are only meant for the eyes and lips, for wateproof and long lasting makeup. They can be a little dehydrating when used all over the face.

 

Micellar Waters for Makeup Removal
Micellar Waters for Makeup Removal

 

Micellar waters are very convenient as they don’t need to be rinsed and are very gentle on the skin. They are ideal for when you have light or no makeup and suit sensitive skin types as well. You can read more about Micellar waters in my recent post here.

Tip : For removing kohl or eyeliner from the inner rims of the eyes, you can use a cotton bud dipped in micellar water. I do this for the lower lash line as well to remove the smudged kohl between the lashes.

 

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Home Remedies to remove Tan and Sunburn

 

Its no secret that the Indian summers can be very harsh and unforgiving. No matter how much we try to protect ourselves from the sun, we end up getting a little bit of tan in the summers. And if you’ve been on a vacation, you’re sure to come back with a tan that makes your skin look ashy and dull for weeks to come! Today I’m sharing some of my tried and tested home recipes that can help you get rid of tan and sunburn with minimal expense!

 

Home Remedies to remove Tan and Sunburn
Home Remedies to remove Tan and Sunburn

 

1. Freshly grated potato

Grate a potato and squeeze the grated bits to extract the juice. Apply this juice all over the affected area using a cotton ball and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. This will give instant relief from sunburn and help remove tan within a few days of regular use. Potato juice contains an enzyme called catecholase that is known to lighten mild skin discoloration. My mum swears by this home remedy!

 

2. Lemon-Yogurt Mask

Lemons are a powerful source of Vitamin C (present as Ascorbic acid) which is one of the best known ingredients for brightening skin and removing dark spots. Vitamin C is also needed by the body for producing collagen. Yogurt contains lactic acid which is an alpha-hydroxy acid and aids exfoliation by removing dead skin cells. The combination of this potent brightening agent with a natural exfoliator helps in lightening sun-induced spots and with regular use, you would notice a glow on your skin. Some people like to dab fresh lemon juice directly on the skin but I find it a harsh and drying in its pure form. Mixing it with yogurt makes it more tolerable on the skin and you get the goodness of the lactic acid as well. If you have access to fresh buttermilk, use that instead of yogurt. Buttermilk contains 3-4% lactic acid while yogurt only contains ~ 1%.

 

Home Remedies to remove Tan and Sunburn
Home Remedies to remove Tan and Sunburn

 

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Skincare Tips to prevent Premature Ageing | Video

 

Pollution, stress and fast paced modern-day lifestyle in general can take a toll on the skin and can cause . But with a few small changes to your beauty routine, you can keep your skin looking healthy, youthful and glowing. In this video, I’m sharing my top tips to prevent early skin ageing that will help your skin immensely in the long run!
 
 

 

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7 Skin Care Tips for Healthy, Glowing Skin

 

Skincare Tips for Healthy, Glowing Skin
Skincare Tips for Healthy, Glowing Skin

 

 

1. Never let the makeup stay on

It is very essential to always clean up your face before you hit the bed. Makeup contains chemicals that may clog up your pores and that could lead to breakouts. Always use a dedicated makeup remover or cleansing oil for removing makeup. For those long, tiring days when doing a whole routine may not be possible, keep some makeup remover wipes at your bedside table.

 

2. Befriend workouts that make you sweat

Sweat helps you release toxins through your skin. Workouts help you eliminate those toxins as well as add a healthy flush on your face. Do shower after workouts to wash away the sweat and grime from your skin though, or you’re back to square one.

 

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Home Remedies To Cure Dandruff | Haircare

 

Dandruff can be an embarrassing problem and is often common in summer and rainy season. Anti-dandruff shampoos provide some relief but can often be harsh on the scalp and hair. Home remedies can be very effective against dandruff when used regularly, and don’t have any adverse effects unlike strong synthetic chemical products.

Here are 10 all-natural remedies to get rid of dandruff –

1. Coconut oil and lemon massage : Lemon’s citric property works wonders, by reducing dandruff. Heat two tablespoons of coconut oil and mix it with an equal amount of lemon juice. Gently massage the mixture into your scalp and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off your hair, using a mild shampoo.

2. Neem leaves are known for their anti-fungal properties and are quite effective against dandruff. Grind the neem leaves and make a thick paste and apply it on your scalp. Leave the paste for 10-15 minutes and then rinse your hair.

3. Tea tree oil is renowned for its fungicidal properties, making it an excellent remedy for dandruff. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo and massage it into your scalp for a natural alternative to harsh cosmetic shampoos. This simple kitchen ingredient is quite effective to treat dandruff as it has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.

4. Soak some fenugreek seeds (methi dana) and grind them to make a paste. Apply the paste on your scalp and leave it for 20-30 minutes, before washing it off with a mild shampoo.

 

Home Remedies for Dandruff
Home Remedies for Dandruff

 

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