Whenever I run out of my favorite make up remover, I use an oil.
You might think, why would you want to put oils on your face?
But it’s actually pure beauty science. Oils dissolve oils, and makeup contains lots of those.
So I made these makeup remover wipes with just 1 ingredient from my kitchen … COCONUT OIL.
I’ve tried different ones over time, from jojoba to plain old olive oil, but none of them are as moisturizing and replenishing as coconut oil. AND coconut oil not only strengthens your eyelashes, but it also thickens and lengthens them! As I was scooping the coconut oil out of the container onto my cotton pad, I figured there should be an easier way to do is. Aka a method that gives me more time in the evening to let me watch my favourite series and sit around doing nothing.
If the pads were somehow pre-soaked with the oil, I could just pick one up and slide it over my eye. Easy peasy. And that’s how this ‘stroke of genius’ hit me.
What you’ll need:
1. Melt your coconut oil over a heat source,
like a candle. There is no need to use any double boiler methods or anything like that. You actually don’t want your oil to get too hot, just completely melted.
2. Pour a small amount on each pad
Use enough so the pad looks saturated, but don’t use too much, so it looks like a greasy mess. I used one teaspoon of oil for about 2 to 3 cotton pads.
3. Wait for the oil to solidify
Once that’s happenend, put them in a sweet little container for further use! These work great as emergency makeup remover pads on the go.
I like to stick to my eyes when I use oils. In the blogosphere oils are either called a wonder product to get rid of acne, or are said to be the main cause of breakouts. Knowing my skin, I usually belong to the latter. That’s why I’d rather not test it out and see. But feel free!
This only works with coconut oil, since it’s the only oil that somewhat solidifies at room temperature. If you’re lucky to live in a hot climate, I would recommend keeping your pads in the fridge.
Happy makeup removing everyone!