Whether it’s every day or just occasionally, us ladies like to add a little makeup to our routines. A DIY Makeup Remover is a necessary and frugal thing to be able to make.
I really enjoy making my own makeup. I make my own:
Now, I don’t wear makeup very often and often neglect my own skin. Add a couple of nights lacking sleep, some stress, and not eating good enough and BAM, just like anybody else would be, I’m a wreck.
This is pretty typical for a lot of us. From work, kids, school, or whatever else we have going on, we cannot take care of ourselves quite like we should. Stress especially is the big kicker.
Taking the time to remove any makeup properly from your skin not only keeps your skin healthy, it can also be a time to unwind, relax, or rejuvenate your senses. This can all happen within 2-3 minutes! So, it’s not like there’s no time for it. In fact, you may like this part of your day so much you want to do it in the morning with a clean face just to start your day off right.
The Oil Method:
Have you ever used oil to cleanse your face? Yes, oil! Many people are afraid of oils. They think it will seep through their skin and make them fat, clog their pores and give them zits, or make them look greasy.
The truth is quite the opposite! In fact, using an oil cleanser is less likely to cause a breakout than other cleansers. Here’s Why. Using an oil to cleanse your face will pull impurities from your pores without stripping your skin of all its natural oils. Your pores produce a natural oil called sebum. It is sebum production that can get out of whack due to hormone changes in teenagers or people of various ages. Also, when you use harsh cleansers you are stripping your skin of all natural oils, causing your pores to respond with an over production of sebum. This starts a vicious cycle that’s harsh on your skin.
Instead, when you cleanse your skin with an oil, you cleanse without stripping. Using a hot damp wash cloth to remove the oil draws all the dirt and grime out and leaves your skin with a beautiful young glow.
I will often use my anti aging serum as a diy makeup remover. You only use a small amount to cleanse and the essential oils are very uplifting.
DIY Makeup Remover
Ingredients for one application:
- 1 tsp Jojoba Oil (or sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, olive oil, etc.)
- 1 drop essential oil
- Place oil in hands and rub hands together.
- Spread over entire face, careful not to get it in your eyes.
- Massage into face; around eyes and on neck.
- Heat a washcloth under hot water and wring out.
- Place hot washcloth on your face for at least 10 seconds and breathe in the nice warmth and essential oils.
- Use wash cloth to wipe away oil, makeup, and grime from the day.
Definitely use this at the beginning of your day for a face and mood pick me up!
Essential Oils to Use:
Definitely use what you love. We don’t give our own senses enough credit.
Internally, some people’s thalmas, thyroid, and other glands respond to signals from the brain when triggered by different molecules you inhale from the essential oils. Not everyone responds the same. Some people respond to certain oils, while others are not as effected. This is why herbalists and aroma therapists will speak of multiple oils and herbs for one issue. Try a few of them to see which one your brain and organs really respond to. A lot of times it ends up being a scent that we think smells amazing (Kind of like how doctors ask pregnant women if they’re craving certain things as an indicator that they are low in particular minerals and vitamins).
So find your scent! 🙂
Still want ideas? Here are some to try:
Relaxing: Vetiver, Lavender, Chamomile
Anti-Bacterial: Tea-Tree, Melissa, Sage
Headaches: Peppermint and Lavender
Energizing, Focusing: Basil, Bergamot, Caramom, Grapefruit
Oils for Various Skin Types:
Severe Oily Skin: clary sage, thyme, parsley, juniper, grapefruit, tea tree (anti-bacterial for acne).
I do have Acne Detox Soap and Acne Spot Treatment in my Shop if that helps you find what you’re looking for.
I love to hear your stories and ideas. Let me know what you’ve been using and what you’re looking for. We’ll investigate together!