Let's talk make up remover! It is a well known fact that you should literally never wake up in the morning with dark smudges under your eyes. And if you do, that means you’ve been using a terrible makeup remover (or you got home in the wee hours of the night after an awesome party!). The truth is that the majority of liquid makeup removers and wipes are simply not strong enough, or effective enough to really clean your skin.
I honestly despised buying and using makeup remover before I started making my own make-up removers! I feel like I never really managed to find one which my skin would tolerate. One would dry my skin out, another would just not manage to take all of my make up off and I would end up rubbing my eyes just to be able to take my mascara off! Great- now I look like a raccoon *eye roll*.
I needed to find a solution and I did! So here's my little recipe:
1 oz Witch Hazel - I like using T.N. Dickinson's 100% Natural Witch Hazel which you can find in your local pharmacy.
1 oz Grapeseed Oil - You can find one right here
0.2 oz Lavender Essential Oil - You can find one here
Small Travel Bottles - These are great!
Shake before you use it!
That's it! This is all you need! So you're probably wondering why I chose there products, right?
Let's dive into that!
Witch Hazel- This amazing plant helps reduce inflammation, and decreases oil and redness. It can lessen bacteria growth on the skin while speeding up the healing of scars, scabs, and infection. If you have oily skin (like me), it will help to balance the skin’s pH level and moisturize without leaving your skin feeling greasy. Another benefit of witch hazel for acne-prone skin is that it reduces the look of pores, stops excess oil production, and it helps to stop the development of whiteheads and blackheads that contribute to those horrendous breakouts!
Grapeseed Oil- Its ideal thickness, is rich in vitamins C, D, and E! (these guys help reduce wrinkles and scars!). The antioxidants in the oil help treat acne as well. The oil also acts as an able moisturizer – balancing both the dry and oily patches on the skin. As a toner, the oil can penetrate pores and cleanse the skin – thereby curing breakouts. Isn't this oil just wonderful!?
Lavender Essential Oil- Not only does it smell good, but there has also been research involving the inhalation of the essential oil that has shown it can reduce both stress and anxiety. Some of the superpowers of this amazing essential oil include- skin detoxing, treating acne, improve blood circulation and relieve dry and itchy skin!
I hope this recipe helps you as it helped me! I have noticed a significant improvement in my skin after using my DIY makeup remover! Comment below and let me know what you think!
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