What if you could save $5 to $10 just by making your own makeup remover at home? Would you give this magic elixir a try? But we’re not only talking about savings here… you can rest assured that the ingredients you use are all-natural and chemical-free!
Are you ready to start mixing up a lovely makeup remover potion? Here are the things you need and the step required:
First, gather all the tools/ingredients you need:
- Cotton pads
- Aloe Vera water
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
So, why Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Aloe Vera water?
Olive oil is the best oil that resembles the natural oils of the skin, which makes it the best oil to use on the face. It doesn’t clog pores so it can help keep zits at bay. Olive Oil doesn’t strip the skin of its natural oils which can leave the skin dry; a common problem with commercial makeup removers. Lastly, olive oil helps keep the skin soft.
Meanwhile, Aloe Vera water refreshes and soothes the skin…exactly what your tired skin needs after wearing a whole day’s worth of makeup. It also has vitamins A, C, B, F, B12 and amino acids. Furthermore, aloe vera plants are composed of 95% water so you’re actually hydrating your skin as you apply it on your face.
Mix these two ingredients together and you get the magic potion for removing makeup!
Easy Homemade Makeup Remover-Step 2
Start mixing. Pour less than half a cup of olive oil directly in the Aloe Vera water bottle. Close the bottle and shake shake shake! Make sure you shake the two ingredients completely.
Shake it off! Shake it off!
If you’re done shaking and mixing, get a cotton pad and soak it with some makeup remover.
When removing makeup, press the cotton pad on the skin for a few seconds before sliding to remove makeup. The oil breaks down the makeup pigments, while the Aloe Vera water leaves a soothing feeling on the skin.
For hard to reach areas, you can use a cotton swab.
Poof! You’ve made your easy and simple homemade makeup remover! Now, you need not worry about any makeup gunk leftovers on your skin. And yes, it works perfectly on waterproof makeup too!
See Michelle Phan’s full tutorial here: