About the Video Author:
In addition to filming this video, Matana Lacey, wrote the following introduction.
Coconut Oil is a fantastic and gentle makeup remover for waterproof and stubborn eye makeup and is perfect anti-aging products that can help combat free radicals to reduce and fight wrinkles on the face! Coconut oil works as a powerful antioxidant and it’s molecules are small enough to be absorbed deeper in to the skin, compared to other oils, to help with cell renewal and turnover. Our lashes can get very brittle from makeup and using coconut oil to condition your eye lashes and brows will help them to grow and be more full. Full lashes and brows are in this spring so start growing them now! Using cotton balls gently on the skin with coconut oil is a good combination for less tugging and pulling, which could cause premature wrinkles! I use coconut oil every day on my face and lips. I also use jojoba oil on my skin at night. Night time lotions are fading out of my night time routine. The best coconut oil to look for is cold pressed, unrefined, USDA organic.
***DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional, medical doctor or certified anything. Just a girl doing something she enjoys. If you have anything you’re not sure about, make sure to consult with a professional or your healthcare provider before trying anything new!***
Video times listed below in bold:
- 0:00 – 0:03 – SECTION 1 – Make-up Removal:
- 0:04 – 0:20 – Per Matana, “I find that coconut oil is the absolute best way and most effective way to remove make-up from your eye, (including) the most stubborn make-up, water-proof make-up and coconut oil is going to be very, very gentle.”
- 0:30 – 0:46 – Do not use make-up wipes on your area around your eyes, because it creates a lot of tugging, pulling and friction on the delicate skin around each eye.
- 0:47 – 0:59 – SECTION 2 – What you will need: Coconut Oil, Cotton Balls and Q-Tips.
- 1:00 – 1:24 – With coconut oil on a cotton ball, gently apply it around the skin of each eye, moving in a circular motion. You may also want to gently rub your fingers around each eye lid, being careful not to tug and pull, at all. Please note that the oil is going to make the your skin’s surface quite slick. If you feel any tugging or pulling, simply add a little more coconut oil.
- 1:25 – 1:32 – Try clasping your eye lashes between your fingers and gently rub them together, to help remove all traces of mascara.
- 1:33 – 1:47 – If it gets into your eye, don’t worry, it won’t sting.
- 1:48 – 2:18 – Wash your face. Then use a Q-tip to and trace around the edges, cracks and surface of the face. If the Q-Tip still becomes darker in color, you still have trace amounts of make-up on your face. Repeat until the Q-tips come out clean.
- 2:19 – 2:51 – All of the free radicals that we are exposed to each day may cause the connective tissue in the face to weaken, which the video author believes will result in wrinkles. Water temporarily hydrates and replenishes the skin, but coconut is jam-packed with anti-oxidants and will also help lock moisture into the skin.
- 2:52 – 3:43 – In summary, the video author promotes coconut oil for use around your delicate eye area, your face, as an eyelash conditioner, eyebrow supporter and lip helper.
Article source: Matana Lacey. Originally published on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS9vnsCn6fE on March 2, 2013. And, also appeared there on September 16, 2014.
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