Any healthy skincare routine starts with removing your makeup properly and the hardest part is removing eye makeup. Especially if you’re using a waterproof mascara or liners.
The area around the eyes is the most gentle part of our skin and needs to be thoroughly cleaned to avoid wrinkles later on, but it also requires gentle treatment.
Should you prefer natural eye makeup removal?
First and foremost, for some there is no other option besides using the organic alternatives, since the toxic ingredients present in the industrial eye make up removers usually cause stinging red eyes. For others with less sensitive skin types, they might cause long term damage without really noticing the process in the making of this delicate tissues exposed to a daily routine of chemicals.
Should we be concerned about the ingredients in the industrial eye make up removers available on pharmacies or online shops?
A natural eye makeup remover can be as effective as the synthetic alternative out there and at the same time it’s less likely to cause allergic reactions or irritations
Here are a few common ingredients you might find on your eye makeup remover
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate SLS
SLS is found in beauty and self-care products as well as in household cleaners. Although Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is not proven to be carcinogenic in experimental animals, it has been shown to cause severe epidermal changes to the area of the skin of mice to which it was applied.
In recent years, scientists have suggested phthalates interfere with the production of hormones in humans and other animals. This group of chemicals that can make products more flexible is also called plasticizers, they have been termed endocrine distruptors but research results are not conclusive enough due to the scarcity of studies that have examined the health effects of phthalates on humans.
Additionally, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies one type of phthalate, diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), as a possible cause of cancer
According to the guardian In the past few years, researchers have linked phthalates to asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, breast cancer, obesity and type II diabetes, low IQ, behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorders, altered reproductive development and male fertility issues.
Make your own natural eye makeup remover
This recipe is a perfect natural eye makeup remover that will make you to ditch all other eye makeup removers and the toxins inside them. It’s natural, highly effective and very inexpensive. So why not give it a shot?
1 ounce of Rose water, helps maintain the skin’s pH balance and has anti-inflammatory properties
1 ounce of Coconut oil, melts at body heat
1 container or dispenser
Apply the eye makeup remover, leave it for 5 minutes and smoothly wipe with a cotton pad and a bit of water.
The bottom line
Remember, there is always a natural good option to replace the synthetic products found on the nearest shelf. The fact that a product is commonly used doesn’t necessarily say it’s good for use. It’s our responsibility as wise consumers to look not only for a good price but also to for harmful ingredients and sure they are healthy enough to be applied on our skin, that absorbs every material we apply on it. Take care!