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Coconut Oil – the BEST make up remover

Coconut oil is the best make up remover I have ever used, ever. It literally dissolves and breaks down the makeup and lifts it off your face. Looking at common make up items a lot of them contain oil and as we all well know water doesn’t dissolve oil, but oil dissolves oil, hence why coconut oil is such a good make up remover. Although coconut oil is my preference, I have used olive oil which worked just as well.
How to use oil to remove your make-up

You will need

  • Coconut oil
  • baby wipes/ make up wipes
  • Skin cleanser

1. Add some oil around your face, you want all of your face to be coated but not dripping with oil

2. Gently work the oil into the face, not forgetting the eyebrows, eyelashes and lips. Rub the oil in circular motions.

3. You should notice the oil on your face should begin to discolour, especially around your eyes (you may look like a panda when you are done 🐼)

4. Wipe off the make up and oil from your face using the wipe. Most (if not all) the makeup on your face should be gone by this point.

5. Proceed to wash your face as normal

This is a technique I use and would recommend to you too.

Try it and let me know how it goes.
Until next time 

Memoirs Of A Yoruba Girl 

Timeless skincare tips 

Skincare is a riddle. Sometimes your skin is ever fleeky and other times it refuses to co-operate. I was having one of these non co-operation moments recently and so I decided to go back to skincare basics.

1. Wash your hands BEFORE they go anywhere near your face

I think we can sometimes forget how easy it is to pick up germs and grime on your hands. From touching the bus handle to picking up your phone on the floor, there are germs absolutely everywhere. It would be highly risky to then take those hands to your face. Who knows what kind of spots you may end up with?

2. Wash your face twice daily

Washing your face in the morning is to remove any sweat from your sleep and washing before bed is to remove any grime from the day. I would say washing your face before bed is of great importance.

3. Take off any makeup PROPERLY before bed

A makeup wipe alone doesn’t really cut it in my humble opinion. After reading an article where the woman used makeup wipes and checked her skin afterwards using some skin microscope or something, she noticed some of the wipes only moved the makeup around her face. A great makeup remover is coconut oil (will talk more about this later).

4. Regular face masks are benefical

Once or twice a week for a face mask is  a good amount. Regular face masks are a preventative thing by removing any deeply seated dirt, oil or whatever else. Keep in mind there are a whole host of face masks that deal with various things, so it may be wise to choose one that addresses your skin need at the time. 

5. Wash your makeup brushes 

Again for the same reason that grime can get stuck in things that are not regularly washed, your brushes can harbour germs and bacteria. When you now use those brushes to apply your make-up, you push germs deep into your skin, which may lead to very painful spots. I learnt the hard way that this is key.

6. See a professional 

I am a big advocate for professional help, especially if you’ve tried all you can. I blogged about it here. Professionals have been trained in this and so will have some knowledge you don’t. Professional facials are important too, I would recommend this every few months.

7. Drink water 

Water is one of those things we know to be good for us but we never get enough of. Water facilitates the process of detoxification in the body and so drinking plenty of water will help to ensure this process is not hindered.

Hope these tips are helpful

Until next time 

Memoirs Of A Yoruba Girl 

You need some honey in your life! ASAP!

Happy New year! I would just like to take this time to thank you for visiting today and every other time. I hope this post meets you well and I pray you will have an amazing year!

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This blog post is dedicated to honey. I have been so astounded by how well it works, I had to share how I felt with someone! I have been using honey to cleanse my face for the last two months or so. It is hands down the best facial cleaner I have EVER used! It is amazing because it really cleanses your face without leaving your skin feeling stripped. It is very mild but works. I can attest to this fact after not having any (or significantly less) t zone spots since around when I started using honey. BTW I would normally get t zone spots once every week or two weeks.

At present, I use honey once a day, in the morning. I apply and massage it into my face and let it sit while I shower. After I finish, I rinse it with very lukewarm water and voila! I’ll then moisturise etc as usual.
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As you may or may not know I favour natural products. I have used Ose Dudu osun (which actually contains honey!) for the longest time to bathe and wash my face (I reviewed it here! http://wp.me/p2a4MJ-2F ). I was happy and I still use it to bathe but I was aware the Ose Dudu Osun was really drying my face out. I had tried a number of other facial cleansers that I felt they were still drying out my face and leaving it too tight.

A post or something out of a book by Dephne Madyra (check her out on YouTube) is what prompted my decision to try some honey.

Honey gently removes dirt and impurities without stripping the skin of natural oils. Foaming cleansers and soaps frequently strip the skin of these protective oils and cause the skin to overproduce oil.
The natural antibacterial and probiotic properties of raw honey effectively reduce breakouts and prevent new acne. It balances oily skin and moisturizes dry skin. (http://empoweredsustenance.com/wash-face-with-honey/)

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I stand by this as being the best ever facial cleaner I have EVER used! I hope you will feel the same.

Until next time
Memoirs Of A Yoruba Girl
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