Ditch those chemical-filled solvents you put on your eyes to remove your makeup. There are many easy and natural ways to remove the layers of makeup that have been sitting on your face all day. Taking off your makeup at the end of the day is an essential part of any skincare routine. You shouldn’t just rely on your cleanser to get the job done. We’ll go step by step to making your own organic makeup remover at home, and why what you’re doing now might be irritating your skin.
1. Coconut Oil OR Olive Oil
Our CEO, Krysta Lewis, swears by using coconut oil to remove her makeup. This is one beauty secret that helps dissolve that stubborn waterproof mascara. The oil will work to break down the makeup. If you purchase coconut oil, it needs to be fermented so it is not solid. Simply take the coconut oil or olive oil on a cotton pad and start in the middle of your face and swipe outward. Always follow up with a cleanser. We love the Shamanuti Activated Charcoal Cleanser which works to extract impurities and clear your skin.
Coconut oil works for most, but not everyone’s skin. We recommend testing this out on a small portion of your skin to see how you will react.
2. Homemade Remover Balm
If you’re looking for something a little more heavy-duty, you can make your own makeup remover balm that works to dissolve makeup, while hydrating your skin.
- Take ¼ cup of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of beeswax.
- Melt the beeswax and the oil together on the stove with low heat.
- Pour the mixture into a small container, and allow it to cool and harden.
For application, apply a small amount of the balm to your fingertips and in small circular motions, begin to break down the makeup. You can rinse off the excess with water, and follow up with a cleanser.
3. Jojoba Oil
This is one of the best beauty secrets in the game. This oil can really do anything. (Personally, @joanne.aislingorganics speaking here) I use this oil on my body after the shower, to moisturize my face, and lastly, to remove even the most stubborn of makeup.
I simply take a cotton pad and place a small amount of the oil and use it to remove my eye makeup remover. I always hated that irritated sting I would get from using conventional cleaners. This has been my savior!
Dangers in Using Conventional Makeup Wipes
Sorry to say it, but using makeup wipes to remove your makeup might be the worst way to do it. Although they might be convenient at the moment, they really aren’t cleaning your skin.
Makeup wipes don’t clean your skin
When you wipe a makeup wipe across your face, it is simply removing the makeup off the surface of your skin, skimming over the pores. It mostly smears the dirt, oils, and makeup on your face.
Contains fragrance and chemicals
Some makeup wipes contain thousands of chemicals like formaldehyde-releasing chemicals, solubilizers, surfactants, and emulsifiers.
Tugging on your skin, ain’t it sis.
Tugging on your skin can cause wrinkles and redness which is not what we’re looking for. Often, makeup wipes make you swipe multiple times to remove the makeup. This is not a best practice you should be doing!
We want to know about your skincare routine and how you remove your makeup! Let us know in our VIP facebook group, Clean Beauty Queens, or on Instagram @aislingoranics.