Stop scraping your skin off with overly abrasive expensive makeup removers. There’s a much better way to get makeup off. You can do it yourself with ingredients you already have. It will take less than thirty minutes.

What You Need

You’ll need a blender, a knife, a spoon, a measuring cup, a container with a lid, a pack of cotton pads, an aloe vera leaf, and extra virgin olive oil.

The bigger the aloe vera leaf the better. If you absolutely can’t get the real plant, you can use pre-packaged¬†natural aloe vera gel. Be sure that the gel doesn’t have any additives. Aloe vera straight from the plant works best.

How To Make It

Start by using the knife to slice the aloe vera leaf up and down. Scoop the gooey goodness inside of it out with a spoon. Blend it until the clear gel becomes white and frothy. At that point, pour in 2/3 cup of olive oil and blend a little more.

Next, pour the solution into a container. Stack the cotton pads in the container, close it, and let them soak.

Your Skin Will Love You

Aloe vera replenishes moisture and soothes the skin. Olive oil also has moisturizing properties, and it boosts the skin with vitamins and antioxidants. The oil also has antibacterial properties that some studies suggest help fight acne. Makeup is rough on the skin. It can clog pores, add too much moisture, take away moisture, and cause premature aging. The ingredients of these DIY makeup wipes help to combat all of those problems.

Store bought makeup removers can be too harsh on the skin or fail to remove makeup effectively. You don’t have to deal with those problems when you make your own makeup wipes.