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Homemade eye makeup remover recipes that are just too easy

2. DIY makeup remover

DIY Makeup remover
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This two-ingredient DIY makeup remover wipes away the signs of the day (or night) very easily. With only two ingredients, it couldn’t be easier to make and keep handy on your bathroom counter.

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Jojoba oil is actually a form of melted wax that’s produced from the seed of the desert jojoba shrub. The oil has a golden color and no fragrance, and has highly moisturizing properties, so it has double the benefits when used as a makeup remover. Jojoba oil is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and it won’t clog your pores. What could be better for your skin? It’s good for people with oily or dry skin, too, and won’t leave an oily mess behind on your face.

Vitamin E is found in many skin care products, mostly because of its moisturizing and antioxidant properties. You don’t need much vitamin E in this mix (since it is a fairly heavy oil), so the liquid from one capsule will do for this recipe.

DIY Makeup remover 3
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  • 1/4 cup jojoba oil
  • 1 vitamin E capsule
  • Clean, dark glass container
  • Cotton balls


  1. Add the jojoba oil to the glass container. Break open the vitamin E capsule and release its liquid into the jojoba oil.
  2. With the lid secured on the bottle, shake to mix (do this before each use).
  3. Saturate a cotton ball or 2 (or cotton pad) with the oil mixture and gently wipe over your face and eyes to remove your makeup.
  4. Run a washcloth under warm water and wring it so the excess water is removed. Place over your face for a moment.
  5. Cleanse your face as you normally would.

Updated by Bethany Ramos on 5/19/2016

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