Lately there's been a rising trend in consciously using natural products to remove your makeup versus using traditional makeup removers that are loaded with chemicals or where water is used excessively as a filler. You might have tried various micellar waters or even oil cleansers that clean your skin but don’t do a great job at removing all the makeup and residue.
Let me introduce you to Shea Butter.
If you haven’t already checked out our post on the benefits of it, click here
Whether you’re wearing lipstick or water-proof mascara, Shea butter is an effective, affordable and non-toxic option for not just removing makeup from your face but also any free-radical damage caused by environmental pollutants and irritants.
What Type Should You Buy?
Unrefined Shea Butter means it is extracted and prepared without the use of chemicals or preservatives. It maintains its nutty scent and beige color. That means it is produced the same way African people have been doing it for centuries. This is important because only unrefined Shea Butter keeps all of its natural healing properties.
Refined Shea Butter has been chemically altered to remove Shea Butter’s natural scent, is bleach white, and retains only a small portion of its natural healing properties. The result of refinement is an odorless, white butter that may be aesthetically appealing, but lacks the true moisturizing, healing, and nutritive properties of true traditional Shea Butter.
How to Use It
First, decide what state you want to use it in. Do you want to melt it down and use it as a liquid oil? Or do you want to let it soften in your hands and use it in as raw a state as possible? No matter what way you choose; make sure to always use clean hands when handling it. Next, evenly apply it all over, really focusing on areas with heavy or water-proof makeup and gently massage into skin. Once you’ve worked it into your skin, remove with warm water.