Tuesday, May 8, 2012

DIY #2: Makeup Remover & Sea Salt Face and Body Scrub

Trying to get waterproof mascara and liquid or gel eyeliner off at the end of the night is always a pain. You sit there scrubbing with a makeup remover sheet, or have a liquid remover-soaked cotton ball held to your eye but to no avail. Your face still feels dirty, and that's all about to end up on your pillow when you lay down.

Let's fix that, shall we?

If you want baby soft skin and that squeaky clean feeling you get after having a facial then try these two amazing recipes for makeup remover and a sea salt scrub that will make you love your skin again!

Note: I use both of these products on a regular basis, so I give them my Two Thumbs Up vote of confidence!



3/4 Cup of Distilled Water
1-1/2 Tablespoons of Tear Free Baby Wash or Shampoo
1 Teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Optional: Splash of Aloe Vera Concentrate (Juice, not Gel)


Mix well; store in container

Note: I used my old Clean & Clear astringent container to store mine in. It works wonderfully, and just needs a quick shake before use as the oil and water tend to separate. This recipe was found on Youtube. Spend time utilizing that site as well for lots of great DIY tutorials!

     *Begin using only 1 time per week, and gradually build up to 2 times per week. This is abrasive and may irritate your skin at first. Use aloe vera gel afterwards to help soothe skin, or lather copious amounts of a natural, or organic moisturizer or lotion into skin. If you still cannot tolerate the sea salt, switch to a sugar scrub. Turbinado sugars work well, or white table sugar if your skin is extra-sensitive.


Sea Salt
Extra Virgin Olive Oil


You will want a 1:2 ratio. If you choose to make 1 cup of sea salt, add 1/2 cup of olive oil. Mix well. Store in the refrigerator until used.

Optional: Add up to 5 drops of your favorite essential oil for scent. Other oils to try if you do not have (or want to use) Olive Oil: Coconut oil, almond oil, safflower oil, or even vegetable/canola oil.

Tips: Try a loofah or exfoliating mitt and rub in circular motions over your body. Pay extra close attention to rougher areas such as your knees, soles of your feet, and elbows. For more sensitive areas like your chest and neck where the skin is thinner, switch to a washcloth to rub the exfoliant on.

(This recipe was found HERE.)

Until Next Time,

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