Skinny Tips: DIY Olive Oil and Aloe Vera Makeup Remover

“Taking off the day” isn’t always the easiest thing to do! When it’s time to hit the hay, it’s sometimes the last thing we want to do. Whether it’s a Yes to Cucumbers facial wipe or a cotton ball soaked in cleansing water, taking off our makeup is necessary, no matter how sleepy we get. Makeup left on overnight not only clogs and congests the pores, but also leads to lash breakage if mascara is involved! We’re here to make this process easy and fun! Make your own natural makeup remover at home with easy to find and inexpensive ingredients! Check it out…
diy makeup remover

 

Ingredients:

 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

Aloe Vera Water (most drugstores, heath or grocery stores will carry aloe vera water. If you can’t find it, though, filtered water will work just fine!)

 

A re-sealable bottle (you’ll need to shake up your mixture in this)

 

A few gentle cotton pads (for application)

 

 

Notes:

 

Aloe Vera water comes from the Aloe Vera plant, which is used in herbal medicine for its soothing abilities. It is a cooling agent that helps calm the skin and it contains a plethora of amino acids and vitamins. Since it’s made up of 95% water, you can be sure that it is extraordinarily hydrating and refreshing for your face.

 

Do not be afraid of the olive oil! If the idea of putting olive oil on your face has you uneasy, relax; extra virgin olive oil actually closely resembles your skin’s natural oil production, which means that it won’t clog your pores or dry your skin out, but rather will keep it extra soft and clear it of any impurities.

 

 

Instructions:

 

STEP 1: Pour less than ½ cup of EVOO into a bottle of aloe vera water (make sure the container has a sealable cap for Step 2 to work). A little goes a long way with EVOO because it’s highly potent, so you’ll only need a small amount.

 

STEP 2: You’ll notice that the oil will float above the water. This is because oil is hydrophobic, which literally means “water-fearing.” So before applying, you’ll need to really shake the mixture up and use it right away before the oil and water separate again.

 

STEP 3: After thoroughly shaking the mixture, soak one of your cotton pads with it and gently press it over one of your eyes. Keep it here for a few seconds while it works to break down all the makeup, and then gently sweep it away from your eye towards your ear.  You should notice your makeup is dissolving and coming off with ease.

 

STEP 4: Repeat Step 3 until your eyes are completely clean, and then continue the same process all over your face.

 

DIY Source:  Michelle Phan

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3 Comments

  1. Monday, March 25, 2013 / 4:52 pm

    thanks so much for this…will definitely be trying this one.

  2. Lindy Nettleton
    Monday, March 25, 2013 / 9:50 pm

    1/2 cup of olive oil to how much Aloe Vera?

    • lwo998
      Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / 12:16 am

      If you are using a 16oz resealable bottle, fill it almost to the top with Aloe Water and then pour in the 1/2 cup (or slightly less) of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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