Most make up is not recommended for longterm wear because of all of the chemicals, additives and preservatives contained therein. While many claim that pure mineral makeup is safe enough to wear to bed at night, that certainly doesn’t mean that it should be done consistently. Skin needs an opportunity to breathe without anything blocking its natural intake of moisture and oxygen. Even the purest of mineral cosmetics, like Bare Minerals, can interfere somewhat with this much needed process. For that reason, it should be removed at night whenever feasibly possible. Here are several options to try.



Use a hypo-allergenic unscented all natural glycerin soap to remove Bare Minerals. Dampen the soap bar with cool (but not cold) water and lather slightly. Rub the lather into the fingertips and then transfer it to the face, rubbing lightly in an upward circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with warm to cool water and pat dry with a soft towel.

Choose all natural foaming skin cleanser. Pump a small amount of the cleaner into the palms of the hands and lather lightly. Rub the cleanser into the face and neck area in an upward circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel.

Apply an all natural cold cream, appropriate for your skin type, to the face and neck area, using a circular upward motion. Leave the cream on for a few minutes–no longer than 5–and then wipe away with soft tissues. If desired, follow up by rinsing the skin thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry with a soft towel.

Use one or more unscented, pre-moistened baby wipes to gently remove mineral make up from the skin. Do not rub vigorously, but swipe carefully accross each area of the skin covered by the mineral make up. Let dry naturally once finished or rinse with warm to cool water and pat dry with a soft towel.

Apply plain yogurt to the skin with your fingertips, a cotton ball or make up sponge. Let the yogurt sit on the face for 2 or 3 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and then pat dry with a soft towel.

Apply 1 or 2 capsules of natural vitamin E oil directly to the skin with your fingertips or a make up sponge. Gently rub off the oil and make up with a very soft cloth or tissue. Don’t rinse away since the vitamin E will help to nourish the skin. For another variation, mix equal parts of vitamin E and glycerin before applying. Then follow the same instructions as before. Also try an equal measure of vitamin E and baby oil, following the same procedures.

Mix 1 tablespoon of whole wheat flour with just enough milk to make a light paste-like make up remover. Apply the mixture to the skin with fingertips, cotton balls or a make up sponge. Let the mixture sit on the skin for 2 or 3 minutes. Rinse with warm water. If the skin is unusally dry, dip a cotton ball into milk and tap it into the skin. It will help nourish it as well as give it a beautiful porcelain texture.

Add glycerin to raw honey and apply the mixture to the skin with the fingertips. Rinse thoroughly with very warm water and then pat the skin dry with a soft towel.

Tips

  • Apply products to the facial skin very carefully, taking care not to pull or tug at gentle areas like the thin skin around the eye area.

  • Rinse the skin with warm to cool water only.

  • Use a very soft cloth or towel to pat the skin dry.

  • Choose all natural products to cleanse the skin whenever possible. It is better for the skin and less likely to cause irritation.