I’m all for a good DIY option, but when it comes to skincare and makeup… not so much. Whether it’s making your own lip plumper, restoring your mascara or creating your own setting powder, chances are I’m against it. One of the most popular beauty DIY’s is to make your own eye makeup remover, most of which go something like No Tears Baby Shampoo, Baby Oil and water because “If it’s OK for Babies it’s OK for me” Sure products formulated for babies may be safe, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are good for your skin.
Generally speaking shampoo is not the best option when it comes to eye makeup removal, especially on a daily basis even if it is no tears baby shampoo; it isn’t designed to be used directly on/in the eyes.
Most baby products also contain mineral oil, a highly controversial ingredient which sits “on top” of the skin like a barrier, but doesn’t actually provide any benefits to the skin, not to mention it is a highly comedogenic ingredient (meaning it can create breakouts) and is often responsible for milia seeds (them little white pimple-like things you sometimes find around your eyes)
If you want to make your own eye makeup remover stick with gentle natural oils like cold pressed, virgin Olive and Argan oils or better yet just buy an eye makeup remover! I love Bioderma Crealine h2o (which works as a cleanser for the face, eyes and lips)
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