My sister introduced me to this natural makeup remover a few years ago and I can’t live without it! It’s amazing at removing even the most resistant makeup and leaves your skin squeaky clean and soft. I don’t usually like calling something the ‘best’, but this is truly the best makeup remover I’ve ever used and has become a go-to product, especially when I have a full face of makeup on. It removes every last speck of makeup on my face, it removes mascara very easily, it even removes long-lasting lip colours that usually take a lot of rubbing to get off. After removing the makeup, my skin feels SO clean and moisturized, I love it!
When my sister first told me about this natural makeup remover, I was skeptical because if I’m honest, I didn’t want to jump on the DIY/natural beauty bandwagon, because it wasn’t ‘cool’ and trendy back in the day. Looking back, I’m rolling my eyes at myself, but hey, you live and you learn. More recently, I’ve been moving towards natural skin products for cleansing, toning and moisturizing, while allowing myself to still use mainstream beauty products that wont necessarily have the best ingredients. It’s all about finding a balance that you are comfortable with. I think that with time, I will try and use more ‘clean’ beauty products as well, but that will take a bit of time and research and testing out.
This recipe is really easy to make. It cost a little bit to buy the ingredients the first time, but it lasts so long that the cost in the long-run is really worth it, especially with how effective it is.
I would really recommend doing the step with a warm damp cloth and just letting it sit on your face for a few minutes before wiping the makeup off because it feels like a mini facial and the makeup comes off a lot better.
What you need
– 1 Cup Grapeseed oil
– 1.5 Tbsp Castor oil
– Glass dropper bottle
– Face cloth, big enough to cover your whole face. Use a cloth that you don’t mind staining.
What to do
1. Rub 5-8 drops of the oil between your fingers (use more if you have a lot of makeup on).
2. In small circular motions, rub the oil on your whole face.
3. To remove mascara, gently rub your eyes. With your index fingers and light downward motions, rub the oil through your eyelashes to remove the mascara from the root of the lash.
4. Soak a face cloth under hot water (not too hot!), squeeze out excess water, and place cloth on your whole face. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes. (Tip: if you’re claustrophobic like me, breathe slowly through your mouth).
5. Gently press down the cloth to rub off the makeup from your face using downward motion. With the same cloth, go back into smaller areas like under your eyes and your eyelids to make sure you took off everything.
6. Rinse out the cloth.
Do you have a go-to makeup remover that you swear by? Do you have any DIY face products that you use? If you have any fun recipes or resources, please share them with me in the comment section below or through social media @SeppyforLove! I’m always looking for new recipes to try and new places to find inspiration and ideas.