Make-Up Removal: Why is it so important? – Coconut Revolution

Make-up. It’s seems to be such an important part of the daily feminine regime.

Some women refuse to leave the house or even show themselves on Work-From-Home online meetings, unless they have ‘put their face on’.

I used to think it was something that women from the fifties and sixties did, but it appears to be just as important today as it was back then.

And, just as it was important back sixty years ago, it still stands today that taking the make-up OFF is crucial for keeping your skin vital and youthful.

Let’s face it (no pun intended), no one likes to wake up with a ‘panda’ face, where you were too tired (or lazy, or just unable…) to remove your ‘face’ before hitting the pillow the night before. You wake up, see the patchy grey and tan shadows smeared on your pillowcase, and involuntarily shudder as you catch your reflection in the mirror. Arggh!

Before running off to the psychologist to see if the ‘ink spots’ you slept on mean anything disturbing at a subconscious level, you take a moment and breathe.

All good.

It’s just the remnants of your near-perfect make-up from the previous day.

Note to self: The lesson here is to ALWAYS remove the make-up before going to bed.

So, apart from the obvious, another important reason to remove your make-up each night is to clear away the ‘gunk’ that is blocking your skin’s pores. These little guys need to breathe while you rest, so your skin can revitalise during the night. Most make-up has an oily base, which settles down inside the pores and blocks them. This can lead to pimples and acne breakouts. No one wants this to happen!

Mascara and eyeliners need to be removed for your eyes’ health. Apart from the annoyance of itchy eyes, you may be tempted to rub them at any time without even being aware of it. This can introduce microorganisms from your fingers which can cause an infection. On top of this, leaving mascara on overnight can cause and exacerbate eyelid cysts. These cysts are small fluid-filled or semi-solid lumps or swellings and can vary from insignificant, which resolve without intervention, to serious, which require surgical removal. They can happen if a gland in the eyelid becomes blocked and then later on infected or inflamed. Something else to avoid!

The solution is to always allow a little extra time at the end of your busy day to remove the now not-so-perfect make-up so your facial skin can repair and refresh overnight. Not too much to ask, especially as your face is your window to the world and, like it or not, by which you are often judged, at least at the first encounter.

Now all you need to do is choose a product that fits your purposes and does so without destroying your skin’s essence, or your wallet.

Coconut Make-Up Remover Lotion is just right!

Take a look at some of these ingredients:

  • Coconut Oil is an emollient, which softens and smooths your skin.
  • Glycerin is a humectant so it retains moisture thereby preventing drying out.
  • Aloe barbadensis extract is an emollient, humectant and a skin conditioner to help maintain the good condition of your skin.
  • Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 that helps to build proteins in your skin and ward off environmental damage caused by exposure to the sun and elements, and air-borne toxins. So it builds new skin cells, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and helps prevent cellular damage at the same time. It can also reduce acne and skin spots.

There are many more fabulous ingredients to assist cleansing and skin conditioning, but I need to mention the two medicinal mushrooms that have been used extensively in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). These are:

  • Phellinus linteus mycelium extract; and
  • Schizophyllan commune fungus extract.

Both have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties, and each have other specific properties that are quite wonderful, including anti-aging, anticancer, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-irritant.

This lotion is pure white and so easy to apply. Use a small amount to start with and apply more, as required.

Gently apply it to your skin using the dotting method, where you dot small amounts over your forehead, cheeks, nose, chin and neck. Then spread the lotion gently and evenly over your whole face and neck using the fourth finger (ring) of each hand because these are gentle fingers. Avoid dragging the skin, particularly around the eyes, as the skin here has been likened to the delicacy of a spider’s web and stretching this area is to be avoided so the elasticity of the eyelids and surrounding skin is maintained.

The lotion will start absorbing your make-up immediately and may be gently wiped off with a tissue or remover pads. Remember to wipe using upwards strokes so you are not dragging your skin downwards. Gravity works on your skin all the time, so help avoid exacerbating the downward trend by wiping up. All your make-up should now be removed.

Apply the foaming Coconut Cleansing Gel to your face to completely remove any traces of the daily grime, and rinse off with fresh water.

After I did this, I dried my face with a white face washer and was delighted to see clean water left on the towel. No dirty black marks anywhere!

Follow up with Coconut Facial Toner to remove any dead skin cells or remnants from your skin. Then apply the Coconut Night Cream to nourish your skin overnight.

You’ll awaken the next morning with skin that feels fabulous and revitalised, and your face will be forever grateful to you for treating it with such respect and love.

Go for it!

The Coconut Make-Up Remover Lotion (110mL) is only $34.95, but is currently on sale with 30% OFF. This is great news for your wallet and your skin. In fact, why not grab a couple at this price, so there’s always one in the cupboard when you need it.

Best wishes for your coconut rejuvenation!


Author:Kerri Yarsley

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