Buying makeup is often expensive, but removing it from your skin doesn’t have to follow suit. Generic makeup removers often sound too good to be true and claim to remove a full-face of makeup in seconds. If you’re sick of using the same old products, why not try making your own which caters towards your skin type. Below are just a few products which remove makeup effectively, without burning a hole in your pocket.
Extra virgin olive oil
Aloe vera water (or natural aloe vera from the source)
A clean plastic bottle
- Start off by filling your clean plastic bottle with 500ml of aloe vera water.
- Then simply pour less than half a cup of extra virgin olive oil into the mixture. The oil is highly potent, so it’s best not to add too much into the bottle.
- The oil will float in a thick layer above the water, then close the bottle up and really shake the mixture well so it completely combines.
- Soak a cotton pad with the mixture then gently press it over your eye so it can break down the makeup particles. Don’t rub your eye since this could cause damage to the delicate skin and lead to premature lines and wrinkles.
- When you’re done, use a mild cleanser which will wash off the extra virgin olive oil from the surface of your skin.
Other natural makeup removing substitutes
Aloe vera: Natural aloe vera is perfect to use on the face and delicate eye area since it is soothing and will calm any rough patches or dry skin. If you can’t get your hands on any aloe vera plants, a gel is also amazing to use on a cotton pad to effectively remove makeup.
Almond oil: Not only does almond oil work to reduce skin pigmentation, but will easily help to remove face and eye makeup as well. Using just a dab of natural almond oil on a cotton pad will leave skin feeling clean and smooth in seconds.
Coconut oil: Using coconut oil under the eyes will help to remove that irritating residue left by wearing mascara for long periods of time. Simply apply some coconut oil on your lashes and rub downward to remove any excess makeup still lurking on the skin. Then cleanse and tone as usual.
Recipe by Michelle Phan
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