Wednesday, January 14, 2015

DIY Makeup Remover and Eye Serum

      I'm not gonna lie. I have such a hard time remembering to take my makeup off at night. It's a terrible habit I know. It's just such a pain! Long wear eyeliners, mascaras and primers really make a mess when you go to take them off. I have to almost trick myself into washing my face.

     The two things that really help in removing my makeup are makeup remover cloths and DIY make up remover/eye cream. I started using this eye cream as a serum for the tender eye area but then I discovered how amazing it was at liquefying my eye make up. So without further rambling, here it is!!

What you will need:

Coconut Oil
Rose or Rose Hip Oil
Sweet Almond Oil or Vitamin E
Rosewater (Optional)
Beeswax (Optional)

     All you have to do is warm up the coconut oil so it can mix with the other oils and stir it all up until it's thoroughly combined. I sometimes like to add lavender or castor oil as well, but they are completely optional. Pour or scoop the mixture into a container of your choosing. Use a dab or two on your eye area before or after you wash your face to loosen and remove your makeup and simply pat off any excess. And that's it!! Super simple and very effective.

     Sometimes I add beeswax to give it a thicker consistency, usually needed in the summer. The rosewater is a nice touch as well, and less expensive than the rose oils. But you may have to shake it up a bit if the rosewater doesn't mix with the oils.

     One of the other things I love about this is that I don't have to worry about what will happen if I get this in my eyes. No stinging or burning for me and it actually helps with my dry eyes. If you do get this in your eyes, the most that will happen (from my experience) is that your vision may blur. That should clear up after a few minutes. If you are a contact lens wearer, (like myself), you will want to remove your lenses before you use this as it could cloud the lenses.

What would you add? Are there any essential oils you like to use for your skin?

***Disclaimer: All items mentioned in this or future posts have been purchased by me, at my own expense unless otherwise noted. I am not affiliated with or sponsored by any company or brand so you can be assured my opinions are mine alone. My opinions are based on my own experience and independent research. 

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