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How to make your homemade makeup remover? - Care Beauty

How to make your homemade makeup remover?


A beauty routine worthy of the name cannot be done without a good makeup remover! Zoom in on this essential treatment with Mylène Vayssière, cosmetic chemical engineer, who gives us her tips for making hers at home, without risk of attacking her skin.

Why is it so important to remove makeup?

Which makeup remover for my skin type?

3 DIY recipes to make your own makeup remover

While makeup’s mission is to enhance the look, it’s not all about assets. Applied daily to the skin, if left in place, it hinders breathing. This is why we cannot repeat it enough, make-up remover is the key to healthy skin, full of vitality and turns out to be a true Swiss Army knife.

Why is it so important to remove makeup?

Clear skin and anti-pimples objective

As its name suggests, like a surface technician, “the primary function of a makeup remover is to remove makeup, dust, perspiration, pollution, and purify the skin texture, with radiance as a bonus. It prevents the clogging of the pores, the appearance of comedones and microcysts “, explains Mylène Vayssière, cosmetic chemical engineer.

Anti-aging operation

The other advantage of makeup remover is the massage that accompanies it. Particularly interesting before going to bed. In addition to dislodging impurities, responsible for micro-inflammations inducing an acceleration of skin aging, it boosts micro-circulation and cell oxygenation. It plays double, it helps the skin to regenerate all night long, and limits fine lines and wrinkles.

Anti-puffiness and dark circles action

By purifying and massaging the thin and very fragile skin around the eye area, it prevents the deterioration of its hydrolipidic film, necessary for its protection. In addition, it stimulates the engorgement of the lazy blood flow in this area to help display a luminous look, smooth skin and flawless.

Which makeup remover for my skin type?

“Aqueous, milky, gel, cream, balm, oil …. The choice of its texture plays a major role. It is the oil which is the most effective and can be suitable for all skin types. It has the advantage of dissolving makeup, even waterproof, without rubbing and risking attacking sensitive skin, and it nourishes dry skin. Oily skin can resort to it on condition of choosing it non-comedogenic. Jojoba oils, argan and an excellent lawyer in the field “, specifies our expert.

For addicts with lighter textures, the two-phase formula is a good option, its water and oil mixture allows to benefit from its dissolving action without too greasy effect.

“The golden rule is to apply it with gentle gestures using circular movements. We skip the use of cotton that is too aggressive for the skin and we prefer the application to the fingers. For the gaze area, we do not forget to gently massage the fringe of the eyelashes to remove the mascara which could suffocate, fall and break them. It is then advisable to rinse well and spray with floral water to refresh and tone the skin “, indicates our expert.

3 DIY recipes to make your own makeup remover

Make-up remover whipped balm

What ingredients?

15 g of shea butter

15 g coconut oil

15 g apricot kernel oil

4 g of emulsifying wax type Xyliance

0.1 g of vitamin E

Manual :

In a stainless steel bowl, melt the emulsifying wax, shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler.

Off the heat, add the apricot kernel oil and vitamin E, and mix everything together.

Using an electric mixer, beat the mixture. Place the preparation in the freezer for a few minutes to let it set a little and then whip it again using the mixer to obtain a whipped cream-like texture to pour into a pot.

Apply a small amount of the product to the face with damp skin, massage and rinse with clean water.

This recipe is taken from the book Slow cosmetics, the visual guide, Julien Kaibeck and Mélanie Dupuis. Ed. The Duke. 19 €.

Advice from Mylène Vayssière

This cleansing balm offers a pleasant texture. It is ideal for dry, sensitive skin, including mature and / or dull skin. Shea butter nourishes and soothes, apricot kernel oil, antioxidant and rich in beta-carotene, revitalizes the skin and boosts the radiance of the complexion. Its application on dry skin is mandatory to ensure its role. Applied to damp skin, there is a risk of emulsifying immediately and sliding over the skin without acting effectively.

Not recommended for oily or acne-prone skin, coconut oil is comedogenic and could, over time, cause the outbreak of pimples. Remove it from the recipe and double the amount of apricot kernel oil, or replace it with jojoba oil.

Fresh aloe vera makeup remover

What ingredients?

60 ml of sweet almond oil

60 ml of aloe gel in tube

30 ml of rose water

15 drops of bigarade petit grain essential oil

10 drops of geranium essential oil

Manual :

In a bowl, pour the sweet almond oil and the aloe vera gel and emulsify with a whisk.

After slowly adding the rose water and essential oils, pour into a flask fitted with an airtight cap.

Shake to mix well, soak a cotton ball and remove make-up from the face.

This recipe is taken from the book The Living Earth Guide to Natural Beauty. Editions Terre Vivante. € 29.90.

Advice from Mylène Vayssière

This recipe is made in large quantities without preservatives, beware of the risk of microbial contamination! Add 15 drops of Cosgard preservative, or prepare it by dividing the doses by two and use it for a maximum of one week. Its essential oil content is high and can cause irritation, to be avoided for pregnant women and not recommended on the eye area, they are removed to secure the formula.

Its combo, sweet almond, aloe, rose water is perfect for dry, very dry or dehydrated skin, as well as for sensitive and more mature skin, it soothes and boosts the repair of skin cells. Its gel texture allows it to be applied to the fingers.

Biphase make-up remover with white willow

What ingredients?

20 g of dicaprylyl carbonate

20 g jojoba oil

50 g of white willow hydrosol

10 drops of Cosgard preservative

4 drops of vitamin E

Manual :

All the ingredients are poured into a flask fitted with a hermetic cap.

We shake the formula, soak a cotton ball and apply it to the face.

This recipe is taken from the book Green Cosmétique, Émilie Herbert. Ed. Mango. 17 €.

Advice from Mylène Vayssière

Ultra-easy and quick to perform, this makeup remover is suitable for all skin types. Jojoba oil protects the skin, softens tissues and regulates the secretion of sebum. White willow hydrolate is an asset for dull skin lacking radiance and soothes sensitive skin. This ingredient is difficult to find, it can be swapped for rose hydrolate, ideal for calming and refreshing sensitive, irritated skin and toning mature skin.

To apply it, we opt for washable wipes that are not likely to tighten the skin. As a finish, you can spray rose hydrolate to boost the anti-aging action.