Tired of using chemical-y make-up removers? Try some natural ones now

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 22, 2016 09:22 IST
You do not always need to use the high-on-chemicals make up remover. Try these natural ones. (Shutterstock)

After sporting layers of make-up for hours you may want to use a soft and natural make-up cleanser to get rid it. Use cucumbers and yogurt, which can act as natural make-up cleansers and leave your skin safe and glowing, says an expert.

Manisha Chopra, co-founder of SeaSoul Cosmeceuticals, offers some tips on home-made cleansers that can leave your skin soft and clean.

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Oil cleansers


Use of oils such as coconut oil and olive oil can cleanse your skin thoroughly, removing all sorts of make-up applied on your face. Apart from the make-up, these oils remove dust and dirt settled on your face without over-drying it.



Milk helps you to gently get rid of dirt and acts as the best make-up remover for sensitive skin. This is one of the most affordable options for removing make-up and keeping your skin refreshed.



This vegetable is one of the most popular ingredients in skincare. It is known to be a cooling agent due to its high-water content. Grated cucumber can be used as a cleanser and if you want to get rid of that pigmented lipstick, add a little bit of milk or olive oil to the mixture.

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Yoghurt not only helps in relieving stubborn sunburns but also acts as a good cleanser. Dip cotton balls into plain yoghurt and rub them all over the skin. Rinse off with cool water.

Honey and baking soda


Honey is well-known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. On a clean cloth put some honey and sprinkle baking soda on it. This is one of the best ways to remove all the make-up and dirt from your face.

Rose water


Apply rose water on cotton balls and gently wipe your face and neck before you’re off to bed. This magic potion not only leaves a good fragrance of rose but also keeps all the dirt at bay.



If there are ripe bananas at home, do not throw them away. Mash them into a paste and apply them onto your face. Keep the mash on for five minutes and rinse well with a warm wash cloth. This helps to remove all the make-up and keeps your skin smooth and hydrated.



Avocado oil is commonly found in make-up removers. Not just the oil, the fruit can also be used directly on your skin to remove any heavy mascara and other eye make-up.

Aloe Vera Gel


Pure Aloe Vera Gel is a great natural make-up remover. You can also put the gel in the fridge and soak it in cotton balls to make a quick and effective compress for tired and puffy eyes.

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