It is so important to remove your makeup at the end of the day. Every night, before going to sleep, make sure you remove all of your makeup using a dedicated makeup remover. Otherwise, you could end up damaging your skin because of all the chemicals in your makeup and giving no time to your skin to breathe.
There are all types of makeup removers in the market, from the really expensive ones to the really cheap ones. Although applying makeup can be expensive, removing makeup need not be. It is not necessary for your makeup to be super expensive or be branded. You can even make one yourself at home with inexpensive ingredients that you probably already have in your medicine cabinet, kitchen pantry or refrigerator.
Not only is this makeup remover easy to make and highly affordable, but it is also extremely effective and non-irritating, making it the best method of removing makeup for people with sensitive skin. Here is a step-by-step guide you can use to make your very own makeup remover.
HOW TO MAKE THE MAKEUP REMOVER
Before we start, there are some things you should know about aloe vera water and extra virgin olive oil, in case you are afraid of using them on your skin. Aloe vera water comes from the aloe vera plant, which is used commonly in herbal medicine due to its soothing abilities. It is a cooling agent and contains a number of vitamins and amino acids, which help calm the skin. As it is made up of 95% water, you can be certain that it will truly refresh and hydrate your face.
If you fear applying olive oil on your face, there’s no need to worry! Extra virgin olive oil is actually very similar to your skin’s natural oil production, which means it will not dry out your skin or clog up pores and cause breakouts. Instead, it will work to keep your skin clear from all impurities and to keep it extra soft. Trust me, you will fall in love with extra virgin olive oil after using it just once.
Now, on to making the makeup remover. To start, pour less than ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil in a bottle containing aloe vera water. Don’t go overboard with the olive oil since it is extremely potent, so a little will go a long way. As stated above, make sure the bottle or container you use here has a sealable cap.
After pouring the olive oil, you will see that the oil is flowing over the aloe vera water because it is hydrophobic, which literally means that it is afraid of water. Therefore, before you can apply this mixture onto your skin, you will need to shake the bottle and use it immediately before the water and oil separate again.
To use it, just soak a cotton pad with the mixture and gently press it over one of your eyes. Keep it over your eye for a while so that it gets the time to break down all of your eye makeup. Then, gently sweep the cotton pad away from your eye towards your ear. You should notice your makeup coming off with ease. Repeat this step of gently pressing a cotton pad soaked in the mixture over your eye, keeping it there for a while and sweeping it towards your ear until your eye is completely clean. Then, repeat the same process with your other eye.
Once both of your eyes are absolutely clean, you can use the same process to clean the makeup off your whole face. Just soak a cotton pad with the mixture, gently press it on your face, keep it there for a while and then sweep it away to dissolve the makeup.
The mixture should not even feel too greasy to use, so there is no need to be afraid of putting extra virgin olive oil on your skin. While the oil breaks down your makeup, the aloe vera water will hydrate and cool your skin – a killer combination!
This makeup remover is exceptionally clean and light, yet powerful enough to remove any stubborn makeup. This is also a great method to try if you are sensitive or allergic to any chemicals used in typical makeup removers, or if you have sensitive skin in general.
THINGS YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN MAKEUP REMOVER:
- Aloe vera water (You can easily find it in most grocery stores, health stores or drugstores, but if you cannot find it or don’t want to use it, filtered water will work just fine!).
- Extra virgin olive oil.
- A couple of gentle cotton pads for applying the makeup remover.
- A re-sealable bottle since you will need to shake up your mixture in the bottle.