Natural makeup removers you probably have at home

Taking off your makeup at the end of the day is a great relief!  And if you also want to make your life greener and more sustainable, it's time to try out your own recipes for removing makeup.

Makeup fills the skin with residue and clogs the pores, but some beauty products can help us perfectly eliminate all impurities.

You just need to find the right mix to suit your skin. Here are some natural alternatives that will work just as well as a store-bought product.

1. Oils

Make your own makeup remover with oils

It may sound strange, but cleansing with oil can actually dissolve excess oil in the pores. But it must be the right oil!

Popular oils used to cleanse makeup include castor oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil and coconut oil. Although with a little experimentation, other oils such as avocado or sunflower oil may work well for your skin.

If you feel like experimenting a bit, try these DIY makeup removers:

  • Oily skin: 1/3 castor oil to 2/3 olive oil.
  • Combination skin: 1/4 castor oil and 3/4 olive oil.
  • Dry skin: A teaspoon of coconut oil will work wonders. It’s also great for taking off water-proof mascara.

Whether you follow these recipes or just want to use a single oil, use a small  quantity  and massage your eyes and face for a minute.

Then, soak a clean muslin cloth or face towel in hot water and wring it out before placing it over your face. Let it sit for a couple for seconds, then give your skin a wipe with the clean side of the cloth.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera serves as one of the best make-up removers

Aloe Vera serves as one of the best makeup removers and it’s very soothing for your skin. Use 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well and use with a cotton round.  

You can also purchase aloe vera leaf at a local store and extract the gel yourself. 

3. Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is a great ingredient to use as a makeup remover

Available in many pharmacies, this is a great ingredient to use as a makeup remover. It’s also a fantastic option for those with acne-prone skin. Mix with equal part water or a little oil and use a cotton ball or round and apply on our face.

Try to find alcohol-free witch hazel, so it doesn’t dry out your skin.

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