Friday, July 15, 2011
Homemade Eye Make-Up Remover
Thanks to a friend of mine, when I noted that you should not take your eye make-up off w/my homemade face wash, I was asked about recipes for homemade eye make-up remover. Hmmm . . . that was one I hadn't researched &, of course, I would love to make my own.
Something I learned from having been a make-up artist ~ &, unfortunately, from my own experience ~ we should NOT use oily eye make-up removers b/c they leave a little bit of oil on your eyes w/every swipe. And, after a while, the only way to truly clean it off is w/eye surgery. Ick! Not for me! Also, if you are a contact lens wearer, I'm sure you've already been told that you can completely ruin them w/oils.
What's a girl to do?
Here are a few recipes that I am going to try. Why don't you pick one ~ or all ~ & try them w/me & let me know what you think?
**NOTE** When doing ANYTHING around your eye ~ applying moisturizer, putting on or taking off eye make-up, etc. ~ DO NOT RUB!!!! Lightly tap or lightly gloss over, preferably using your ring finger as it is the weakest of your fingers.
Recipe #1 ~
Now, of course, after I've told you not to use oil around your eyes, I'm going to quantify that w/the ONLY one I would trust. (HA! Nothing like starting out w/a little confusion!) This oil is "the oily skin oil" b/c it doesn't clog pores & even oily skins can use it (sparingly). It's grape seed oil. It's a very light, very clean oil & is relatively non-greasy.
2 TB aloe vera gel (NOT juice)
2 ts grape seed oil
~Mix together in a clean jar (a clean, used one is fine)
~Stir w/a clean finger, toothpick or small wooden stir stick before using
~W/your clean finger, LIGHTLY apply & LIGHTLY work around your closed eyes & eye lashes
~GENTLY wipe off w/a tissue using your ring finger
Recipe #2 ~
1 part gentle, unscented baby shampoo
10 parts water
~Mix together in a clean bottle (a clean, used one is fine)
~Shake before using
~Using a cotton ball or cotton pad, LIGHTLY apply & LIGHTLY work around your closed eyes & eye lashes
~GENTLY wipe off w/a tissue
Recipe #3 ~
. . . Is hardly a recipe at all.~Simply dip a cotton ball in a small saucer of milk (preferably raw) OR yogurt & LIGHTLY work around your closed eyes & eye lashes.
~GENTLY wipe off w/a tissue using your ring finger.
Who'da thunk it? Possibly your best eye make-up remover is already in your frig or cupboards!
Let me know how these work for you.
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><