DIY Makeup Remover
You are fully aware of how important it is to remove your makeup before going to bed. That calls for a good makeup remover. In this regard, it is advisable that you ditch the commercial ones that are laden with chemicals and go for an all natural remover made at home. Following are a few recipes you can try.
Homemade Facial Makeup Removers
Water Based Makeup Remover for Sensitive Skin
- Aloe vera gel or aloe vera water
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Mix one part of the olive oil with two parts of aloe vera gel. If you are using aloe vera water, put the liquid in a bottle of desirable size and mix less than half a cup of olive oil with it.
- Shake the mixture vigorously as oil and water tend to separate.
- Store in a cool, dry place.
- Shake well before each use.
- You can directly apply the aloe vera to your face with a cotton pad if you do not want to use olive oil.
Oil Free Organic Makeup Remover
- 1 tbsp of raw milk (preferably cold)
- 2-3 drops of honey
- Mix the ingredients in a bowl.
- Dab it on your face with a cotton pad.
- Use a clean cotton pad for wiping off the cleanser.
- Rinse to remove all traces of milk.
Coconut Oil as a Waterproof Makeup Remover
Coconut oil is known for its many good benefits to maintain smooth and supple skin. It works as a brilliant makeup remover as well.
- Take out a pea-sized amount of coconut oil from a jar. Rub it in between your fingers to soften it.
- Close your eyes and gently massage the oil with your fingertips over your eyelashes and eyelids. Your eye makeup should come off easily.
- Remove the makeup in other parts of your face by the gentle circular motion of your fingers.
- Wipe off the excess oil with a warm, wet washcloth. Lastly, splash your face with warm water. You should be left with dewy moisturized skin.
- Those who have oily or combination skin can swap coconut oil for grapeseed oil as it is non-comedogenic, that is, it does not clog pores. Mineral oil can also serve as a makeup cleanser. All the alternatives are perfect for vegans.
- Coconut oil has excellent face moisturizing properties too.
How to Make a Makeup Remover Balm
- 5 tbsp almond oil
- 2 tbsp vegetable glycerin
- 5 tbsp rose water
- 1 tsp beeswax
- 1 tsp honey
- 5 drops of Vitamin E oil
- 5 drops of lavender and tea tree essential oils
- Melt the beeswax in a double boiler. Wait for it to melt completely.
- Add the almond oil and rose water to the beeswax in a container. You should add the rosewater in little gulps. Mix well so that the concoction bears the consistency of a lotion.
- Now mix in the glycerin and honey.
- Apply the cream in small amounts to your face. Wash off with warm water.
Natural Eye Makeup Removers
Oil-Based Makeup Remover for Cleansing Waterproof Mascara
- 2 oz. of jojoba oil
- 1 capsule of non-GMO Vitamin E
- 3 drops of any soothing essential oil (optional)
- Fill 3/4th of a glass jar with jojoba oil. Prick the vitamin E capsule with a needle and squeeze its contents into the jar. Add the essential oils.
- Close the lid of the jar and shake well to combine the ingredients.
- Use enough of the concoction to saturate the area around the eyes. You can use ½ teaspoon of the concoction whenever you need to remove any other makeup.
- After applying, gently wipe off the oils using a damp washcloth or cotton pad.
Unlike most oil-based makeup removers, this does not cause breakouts or clog pores. It is very good for acne prone skin.
Homemade Olive Oil Eye Makeup Remover
- 2 oz. of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 oz. of witch hazel
- Pour both the ingredients into a bottle with a lid.
- Shake well before each use as the components tend to separate.
Pour it over cotton pads, balls or even your fingers for applying. Let the applicator rest on your closed eyes for a few seconds to absorb the makeup. Wipe off. It is soothing, moisturizing and reduces puffiness and dryness.
- Substituting witch hazel with almond, canola or castor oil works equally well.
- You can also use a cup of distilled water with 1/4th tsp of mild liquid castile soap instead of the witch hazel for a good eye makeup remover.
Baby Oil Eye Makeup Remover
- 5 drops of baby oil
- 2 ounces of water
- ¼ th teaspoon of tear free baby shampoo
- Stir the ingredients together.
- Pour into a storage container.
- Shake well before each application.
Other Ways to Remove Makeup Naturally
Homemade Makeup Remover Wipes
- Roll of paper towels
- 4 cups of warm water
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1-2 squirts of baby wash or face wash (optional)
- 1 tablespoon tea tree oil
- Mix all the above ingredients (excepting the paper towels) in a bowl.
- Cut the roll of paper towels in half. Place a half in a lidded container.
- Pour the mixture over the roll so as to soak it completely.
- With a knife cut an X in the lid of the container for allowing the towels to be pulled up.
The tea tree oil other than being beneficial to your skin inhibits the growth of mold on the wipes.
Making Makeup Remover Pads at Home
You can make your own makeup remover pads by pouring a couple of tablespoons of any of the above liquid homemade makeup removers like the coconut oil, olive oil or water based ones into the bottom of a jar. Follow this up by stacking up a bundle of 5 cotton pads in the jar, until the liquid is soaked up. Again pour the same quantity of liquid, press down five more pads, close the jar and flip it. Erect the jar, open it and continue the process for as many pads that would fit. Close the jar and place it on your bathroom shelf for easy access.
- Before putting the pads, soak a couple of bags of green tea in the liquid makeup remover for anti-ageing and anti-tanning effects.
The easy and quick DIY makeup removers are non-toxic unlike some of the commercial products and can be used daily. Say goodbye to any trace of foundation or eyeliner on your face with these homemade cleansers.