7 Super Simple Makeup Remover Recipes
Cleansing your face is such an important part of your daily skin care regimen. You should be removing the dirt and grime from your face every single day to ensure that your complexion stays blemish free and radiant. Before you can cleanse your face you have to remove any traces of makeup from your face. A lot of people rush right into cleansing but that can be a huge mistake because you can’t always remove all of the makeup that is on your skin plus all of the dirt and oil that is beneath it in one go. You don’t want that stuff building up on your face or burrowing into your face. Removing your makeup before your cleanse is the best route to take.
There are many different ways that you can remove your makeup. You can use makeup wipes, a makeup removing solution on a cotton pad, or a makeup removing oil. You can buy any of these items at the drugstore or a specialty skin care store but if you’re feeling adventurous you can put your creative hat on and make one at home! If you need a recipe then keep reading because we are giving you seven super simple makeup remover recipes.
1. Makeup Removing Pads
Forget spending your money on makeup removing pads. Although they are convenient to whip out, wipe your makeup off with, and throw in the trash; you can make your own for much less. For these makeup removing wipes you will need: about six or seven cotton pads, one cup of water, two tablespoons of coconut oil, and two tablespoons of baby wash. You will also need a small bowl to mix your ingredients in and you are also going to need a mason jar to store your pads. After mixing your ingredients line up your cotton pads and pour the mixture on top of the pads.
2. Olive Oil and Aloe Vera Makeup Remover
This makeup remover is very soothing and moisturizing. All you need is half a cup of aloe vera water and one fourths cup of extra virgin olive oil. The aloe vera in the mixture soothes the skin. The extra virgin olive oil moisturizes your skin without clogging your pores or irritating the skin because it is very similar to the oil that your skin naturally produces.
3. Acne Prone Skin Makeup Remover
Many people with acne prone skin stay away from makeup removers because a lot of them are packed full of irritating and clogging ingredients. This remover is effective and safe for those who have acne prone skin. It is made using one small crushed cucumber and half a cup of milk. The cucumber calms the skin and reduces inflammation and lactic acid is a great acne treatment. Combine the ingredients in a blender or food processor and store the mixture in the refrigerator for up to three days.
4. DIY Cleansing Balm
Melt three tablespoons of shea butter. Combine your shea butter with one tablespoon of macadamia oil, one tablespoon of avocado oil, and one and a half tablespoon of soap. Stir your ingredients until they begin to thicken and whip it until it takes on the texture and consistency of cake batter. Store it in a jar.
5. Simple Makeup Remover
This makeup remover is perfect for people who have sensitive skin. It won’t leave you with any redness or irritation. All of the ingredients are very easy to come by and super affordable. All you need is an eight ounce container with a lid, one and one fourth cup of filtered water, two tablespoons of baby shampoo, and one fourth teaspoon of baby oil. Add all of your ingredients to your container, shake it up, and you’ll have skin as clean and smooth as a baby’s skin!
6. Witch Hazel and Jojoba Oil Makeup Remover
This is another makeup remover recipe that is great for those who have acne prone skin. The ingredients in it don’t just remove your makeup, they also help to clear and condition the skin; something that anyone who has acne wants in a skin care product. The jojoba oil is also great for inflamed skin. It will soothe your skin as well as provide it with moisture. For your easy acne fighting makeup remover all you need to do is combine two tablespoons of witch hazel with two teaspoons of jojoba oil in a small container.
7. Moisturizing Makeup Remover
If you have dry skin and are tired of makeup removers drying out your skin use this simple recipe for a remover that will leave your skin super soft. All you need to do is combine one teaspoon of olive oil with one teaspoon almond oil! They will remove your makeup and fortify your skin with vitamins!