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DIY Makeup Remover (1 or 2 Natural Ingredients)

A natural DIY makeup remover with minimum ingredients effective for any kind of makeup especially the “hard to clean one”.  You will no longer need to buy chemical makeup remover ever or spend extra money on special products to remove your make up!

2 Ingredient DIY makeup remover great for eyes and face (no coconut oil). An easy natural DIY makeup remover for both dry / sensitive or oily / acne prone skin. Skip the drugstore toxins, save money, and make the best DIY makeup remover yourself. Learn how to make a simple homemade DIY makeup remover with only natural organic ingredients. #diybeauty #makeupremover #diymakeupremover

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I used to use a drugstore makeup remover to clean up my makeup like everybody else, but when I finally paid attention to the label, there were already signs of concern. I committed to finding a more natural solution.

And so, I switched to a simple natural DIY makeup remover that has minimum ingredients and guess what, it works even better than the chemical loaded one! It cleanses even the most stubborn mascara, I was thrilled!

The Side Effects of Store-bought Makeup Remover

Most often if you read a random label you will see a long list of ingredients including surfactants, which dissolve makeup, emulsifiers, preservatives and other chemicals and fragrances. Over time if used on a regular basis all these chemicals find their way into the blood stream as they have the ability to easily penetrate the skin.

There are many studies already (chemicals in beauty products) that confirm the sad truth about the toxic and carcinogenic effects of these products.

Unfortunately conventional, store-bought makeup removing wipes pose the same problems: endocrine disruption ingredients, irritating chemicals that produce biochemical or cellular level changes to your body.

Why not replace all those hazardous products containing 50+ ingredients, with something that’s just as effective and even healthy.

DIY Makeup Remover Benefits

The best solution is one of the most simple, easy and inexpensive. For a natural DIY makeup remover you need just one ingredient: oil. Even in ancient times oil was used instead of soap for the whole body and then it was scraped off with a special tool.

Oil dissolves oil. By using plant oils, you can cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally, gently and effectively. They have a molecular structure that’s similar to our own natural skin oil (sebum), which means pure plant oils are readily accepted and absorbed by the skin.

A DIY Makeup Remover For Both Oily & Dry Skin

Not all oils are created equal, and while some might break us out (like coconut oil for example), the right ones can decrease skin oiliness and transform even the most blemish-prone skins. These incluse: rosehip oil, evening primrose oil, jojoba, and hemp seed oil. See the entire list of oils below.

If you have dry skin, or a skin condition such as mild eczema or psoriasis, using oil as a makeup remover is your best option. It will soothe your skin and give you relief from itchiness, flaking and cracking. The best oil are: argan, grapeseed, maracuja, flax-seed and olive oil. See the entire list of oils below.

Natural DIY Makeup Remover Recipe

My favorite DIY makeup remover recipe is pretty simple and consists of 1 or 2 ingredients (when I need more special care).

1. A carrier oil ( choose any of above mentioned by skin type – oily or dry).

2. An essential oil ( I use either German chamomile (Organic) Essential Oil or Frankincense Essential Oil (organic) – they are both highly anti-inflammatory, and soothing,  they are even safe for kids! 

Mix these two together and pour in a Bottle Pump Bottle (I love them because they prevent bacteria contamination) – and done! 

A good rule of thumb is to use one drop of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil (1% dilution).

How To Apply Your DIY Makeup Remover

So first you want to remove the dirt. Use a cotton round pad, put a dime size amount of oil on and gently wipe. Simple as that! I find it helps to get the pad wet (squeeze the water out) before applying the oil – that way you don’t need as much oil.

If after you finish your skin is too oily, remove the excess with paper tissue or wash your face with warm water and tap dry, that’s what I usually do.

For the eyes, in order make sure I don’t have any oil left, I soak a cotton disc in warm water (squeeze the water out) and gently clean the eyelids and eyelashes.

Then if you want a deeper cleaning – take a facial steam bath or the steam from a cloth with hot water will open your pores, allowing the oil to be easily removed.

Then massage the skin with some more oil with circular motions for a few minutes, you will feel under your fingers dead skin cells coming off, then wash the excess oil with cold water and pat dry.

As a final step, once or twice a week I apply some honey for 10-15 minutes – naturally antibacterial honey (Manuka Honey or Raw Organic Honey) that fights acne and contains enzymes that help brush off dead skin cells.

The Best Oils To Remove Makeup

Jojoba oil is a light oil that is easily absorbed, healing and moisturizing for all skin types. It is actually a liquid wax ester made from expeller-pressed jojoba seeds. Being similar to human skin oil it mimics the skin’s sebum, tricking it to produce less oil. If you struggle with oily skin, jojoba oil is a good option as it will help to dissolve sebum without leaving our feeling oily or greasy.
Olive oil suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive ones. High in oleic acid (a monosaturated fatty acid), making it perfect for drier skin. It is a heavier oil that dries a bit more slowly. Vitamin E in it has anti-aging benefits by restoring damaged skin cells and preventing damaging ultraviolet light from penetrating the skin layers. Vitamin A maintains the Ph level of the skin. Be sure to use only a good quality olive oil, recently 2/3 of olive oils tested in the US market were not what the label was claiming.

Argan Oil is pressed from the nut of the fruit of the Argan Tree, which is only found in Morocco. Because of the high levels of vitamin E /tocopherols (antioxidants) and saponins (skin-softening agents), argan oil is a wonderful oil for anti-aging. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles by restoring the skin`s hydro-lipid layer. It absorbs easily into skin and does not leave an oily residue. It is ideal for dry, damaged and wrinkled skin, improves skin elasticity and supports cell regeneration.

Rosehip oil  is good for dry, aging skin, it’s a dry oil that regenerates cells, increasing collagen production. It is rich in vitamin C, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, all of which are known to help heal scar tissue, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, brightens skin and improves skin elasticity. It improves the texture of your skin and calms redness and inflammation.

Hemp Seed Oil  has anti-inflammatory qualities as its made up of 80% essential fatty acids (omega-6 / omega-3 almost equal amounts) helping to reduce the size of pores and to eliminate acne. It also protects the skin from free radicals and improves elasticity. It is often recommended in treating psoriasis and eczema.

Castor Oil heals dry, irritated, sun-burnt or acne-prone skin. Less is definitely more when it comes to this oil: when a small amount of castor oil is mixed with another, thinner oil (such a jojoba) the result is better, otherwise its too greasy on it’s own.
Avocado Oil is an excellent moisturizer, rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D and E, wonderful for soothing inflammation, speeding up the healing process. It is also high in a substance called sterolin, which studies have shown to facilitate the softening of the skin and to reduce the incidence of age spots.

The only way to know what your skin likes, is to experiment. See how your it reacts. Olive and coconut oil can be a bit heavy for some people and may cause clogged pores. Other people swear by them.

I usually start with an 60% ratio of jojoba  and 40% of other oils specific for my skin type. You can adjust this ratio as needed. Several carrier oils can be combined to get the perfect combination.

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