DIY Beauty: Makeup Removers

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If you use any type of makeup, you must wash it all off before you go to bed at night. Sleeping in your makeup can clog pores (causing breakouts) and sleeping in mascara may even cause lashes to become brittle and fall out! Recently, I have been a bit lazy and my forehead has become a sad battlefield of acne. We're all guilty of this every once in a while, but with the invention of disposable makeup wipes, there's really no excuse. And if you're feeling crafty, a great alternative to store-bought cleansers are natural homemade formulas. With a few ingredients, you can create your very own cleanser that doesn't contain any preservatives or chemicals. Keep reading for recipes on how to create your own natural makeup removers at home.

HOW TO Extra Virgin Olive Oil Makeup Remover

  • Extra virgin olive oil or almond oil

Add a few drops of extra virgin olive oil on a cotton pad and wipe your face in a circular motion. When removing eye makeup, place the cotton pad against your closed eye for 10 seconds and gently wipe. If you don't have any cotton pads on hand, just apply a few drops on your hands and rub the oil on your face. Use a towel or soft paper towel to remove excess oil on your face.

HOW TO Milk & Almond Oil Face Makeup Remover

  • 1 Tbsp. of whole milk
  • 2 - 3 Drops of sweet almond oil

In a small bowl, mix the whole milk with a few drops of sweet almond oil. Dab the milky cleanser on your skin with one cotton pad and use a second, clean cotton pad to wipe your face clean. Make sure to rinse your face thoroughly to remove all traces of milk.

How to Yogurt Face Makeup Remover

  • Plain unflavored yogurt

Dip a cotton ball in the yogurt and gently wipe your face. Rinse with cool water.

Homemade Makeup Recipes from LiveStrong & eHow