DIY makeup remover pads
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Is your current makeup remover not suiting your sensitive skin? Does it leave your skin feeling irritated? Are you looking for a DIY and cheap makeup remover? Then look no further, this post is just for! We girls love makeup products and love using them, don’t we!? Some use it on a daily basis some occasionally, and it’s our favorite part to oomph up our look! Makeup is a fun part, but removing makeup seems like a tiring, time-consuming and boring work to do! But it doesn’t have to be that way! This makeup remover is quickly going to remove all that makeup without following N number of steps! Today I’m going to share with you how to make a makeup remover at home! So without further blabbering, let’s hop right into the post!
Some of the makeup removers which are available in the market irritate my skin especially when it’s flaking. So one day I thought of creating a DIY makeup remover which will suit my skin and also it should be made up of those ingredients which I can use even in summers and winters! All the ingredients are easily available at your home and you wouldn’t have to buy anything extra to make this makeup remover. I have been using it these days to remove my daily makeup as well as heavy occasional makeup. It will suit all skin types. I have oily, acne-prone and sensitive skin and it has been suiting me very well! First, let’s learn how to prepare this and then I’ll show you the demonstration and makeup test in photos!
Things you will need-
- Coconut oil
- Aloe vera gel
- Mild face wash or baby wash can also do. (I use the original Clean & Clear face wash.)
- A jar (To store makeup remover pads. I use old Nescafe coffee bottle.)
- A bottle (To store the makeup remover solution.)
- And last but not the least- cotton pads or cotton balls!
Preparing DIY makeup remover pads
First, we will be creating the makeup remover solution. So for that, fill half of the jar with coconut oil. I’m using Parachute coconut oil here. You can use any coconut oil from a well-known brand. Coconut oil itself is an excellent makeup remover. But we are creating a makeup remover which is also non-comedogenic and you won’t feel the need to use a face wash later! Using coconut oil in our makeup remover will help to break down the makeup products and will also help in removing waterproof makeup products.
After that fill 1/4th of the jar with a mild face wash. Stir it very well and you will notice a change in the color. Using a mild wash in our makeup remover will make sure that an oily residue is not left on our face. And thus you won’t feel the need to use a face wash later! So this DIY makeup remover is going to come very handy on those lazy days too! (I’m wondering who could be lazier than me!)
Now to this, you add 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel. We all know the great benefits of aloe vera gel for our skin. It is going to be a soothing and non-irritating experience while removing the makeup. You can, of course, add more, it depends on the size of your jar/bottle. By the way, I’m using Khadi Natural aloe vera gel. You can use aloe vera gel from the plant or from a well-known brand too. Stir it very well making sure that there are no aloe vera gel lumps.
Now you need to fill the rest with purified water. In the picture below, you can clearly see the water and rest of the liquid solution. Stir this mixture very well and closing the cap, give it a good shake!
Now, the makeup remover is ready! To create DIY makeup remover pads, transfer the rest of the solution into another bottle. You can keep the solution from anywhere to 1/4th or half of the jar. It depends on how many pads you would need. Start placing the cotton pads in the jar and as you place one by one, don’t forget to press the cotton properly. So that it is all nicely dipped into the solution.
Ta-dah! Your DIY makeup remover pads are ready to use! If these pads are over then you can create another using the leftover solution. Or you can pour the solution directly on the cotton pad for usage. Don’t forget to shake the bottle before using. I personally like to use the cotton pads which are already dipped into the makeup remover.
To test this DIY makeup remover and to show you guys I am going to use a crazy amount of this Pond’s BB cream. Lotus colorkick kajal which is jet black. And Elle 18 first love matte lipstick, which always stays behind and leaves a stain on the lips.
I’ve applied the BB cream first and let it set on my skin for a few minutes. After that, I’ve applied the kajal and lipstick. I have swiped the lipstick multiple times. Oh, by the way, we are in my sink right now!
I’ll let the makeup stay on my hand for 25-30 minutes. Then taking the cotton pad and I have gone over the makeup area smoothly only once and you can already see and tell that it has removed 95-98% of the makeup! And that lipstick is super pigmented that you can tell by the stain.
Now you don’t need to use a fresh cotton pad. Wiping your face 1-2 times, using the one side of the pad first and during the second use the other side. Even when removing eye makeup one pad is enough to remove almost all the eye makeup in one go! And you don’t even need to keep it for a few seconds, just swipe slowly and gently and the makeup is off!
After this toss off the used cotton pad and massage your face for a few seconds to remove all the leftover makeup. And while massaging my hand I concentrated on the area where the lipstick was applied. Rest of the makeup was already removed. So in the picture below, I am showing how my hand looks right after massaging.
Now all you need to do is rinse off with warm water following cool water. You will not feel oily or sticky if you have prepared this following my instructions carefully. In the below picture I am showing how my hand looks after rinsing and patting dry. After this step, I like to use my DIY face mist. And I highly recommend you to check out that post later! And after using the mist I moisturize my face with any facial gel.
This, of course, isn’t a natural DIY makeup remover since we have used a mild face wash. But it is gentle and mild on the skin. It not only removes all the makeup but also removes all the traces of makeup and also cleanses the skin very well. If you feel like then, of course, you can use a face wash. It’s completely dependents on you. Store this make remover in normal room temperature, and where there is no direct sunlight. I store it by my sink only.
So there goes the DIY makeup remover which I have been using lately! And I’m going to continue using it because it is super cheap and very effective! It is gentle and does it’s job well at removing the makep. I hope you try out and let me know how it works for you! 🙂 And shoot me your questions/doubts in the comment section down below!
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Note: Please don’t make any DIY in huge quantity. For any DIY try to finish it within 10 to 15 days.