Homemade Makeup Remover With Just Oils

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One of my favorite ways to remove makeup is with oils!

There are three oils I like to use because they remove all the makeup, but won't clog the skin.

It is less harsh than makeup wipes, and it also removes every bit of makeup from your face.

Before You Start:

Before you use any of the methods in this post, I highly recommend getting a good quality microfiber cloth for your face. I use these and love them! Microfiber is beneficial alone for skin, but combined with some of the methods below, it will work even better!

Also, be sure to read the blog post to learn the science in these ingredients and why we use them! As an investigative chemist, my favorite thing to do is research products and methods first, talk with different skincare product companies, and then test them out!

Coconut Oil

One of the most simple methods for makeup removal is plain coconut oil. Coconut oil is very gentle on the skin with a soft texture, so it does a great job with makeup removal.

If you recall this post from last year, coconut oil has so many topical benefits for your skin. It is an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and can soothe irritation. The lauric acid in coconut oil makes it great for removing makeup from skin.

Here is how to use it for makeup removal:

  1. Gently rub the coconut oil over your face in small circular motions.
  2. Wipe face off with a warm damp microfiber cloth.
  3. Wash face normally, or rinse with water.

Use this same method with these other oils:

Grapeseed Oil

I keep a bottle of grapeseed oil in my bathroom and use it anytime I shower to remove makeup. Grapeseed oil has a totally different texture than coconut oil. It is thicker, like an olive oil, so I prefer to use it before hoping into a shower. This way I can remove all the residue. Although this oil is thicker, it is a very mild oil, so most people can use it even if you tend to get breakouts. One of the best benefits of grapeseed oil is the vitamin E content. This is one of the reasons it is an ingredient in our DIY eye mask. You can use any type of grapseed oil for makeup removal like the kind you cook with!

Jojoba Oil

The last oil I like to use for makeup removal is jojoba oil. Jojoba is very mild, thin, and gentle, so people with acne prone skin can use this. In fact, jojoba is one of the most common oils in skincare because of how gentle it is, but also a great moisturizer. It isn't irritating, so you can use this for removing eye makeup really well.

Suggested materials:
  • Coconut oil   (amazon)
  • Grapeseed oil   (amazon)
  • Jojoba oil   (amazon)

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Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet
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