12 Days of Christmas Day 4: Makeup Remover
Let's face it - many of us girls like wearing a little bit of makeup sometimes. But there is nothing more refreshing than taking off that mascara & foundation at the end of the day, leaving our face feeling fresh & clean. •
However, most makeup remover wipes from the store are quite toxic.
Many board-certified dermatologists have done research and come out to say that your conventional makeup remover wipes are loaded with harmful chemicals. Dr. Jeanine B. Downie, for example, says that most of these makeup remover wipes are alcohol-based, which can be especially irritating or drying to the skin. Other makeup removers can also block pores significantly and cause breakouts in acne-prone patients. Another doctor who has studied this in depth, Dr. Susan Stuart, the founder and medical director of La Jolla Dermatology, says this below:
“Although quick and easy to apply, many makeup removers contain active cleansing ingredients, which may remain on the skin unless washed off. If they remain, the residue from them may expose the skin to excess amounts of various chemicals including emulsifiers and surfactants. These can dry the skin and also irritate it. Some of them also contain various preservatives including formaldehyde, which can be an allergenic, as well as fragrances.”
Y'all...gross. Let's just not, k?
By simply tossing out your store bought exfoliating skin scrubs and replacing them with ones you can create using your Young Living Oils, you will be saving money and protecting your wellness with confidence, care, and wisdom.
*This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure disease, but to spotlight the known dangers of toxic chemicals.
1/2 cup water
1 TBS coconut oil
1 TBS castille soap
1 TBS witch hazel
5 drops YL Frankincense
5 drops YL Lavender
Mix ingredients in an 8oz glass jar. Shake.
Add in cotton rounds to fill.
Store price: $7.50. DIY: $4.25