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Reusable homemade makeup remover pads

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Make your own washable homemade makeup remover pads to save some money and reduce trash. I always have a huge amount of cloth leftovers after finishing a sewing job. It feels bad to throw these leftovers sometimes, but sometimes it doesn’t depend on the quality of the fabric. If the size is a half yard or even less, I retain these remnants for making disposable DIY makeup remover pads from these fabric scraps. It is a pretty simple method to recycle them. I’ll also go over a few advantages of using this DIY makeup technique below. I use these makeup removers primarily because I don’t want to lose time or money. 

Advantages of using reusable homemade makeup remover wipes

  • One will be able to cut costs by using up existing leftovers and avoiding the need to purchase extra cotton fabrics.
  • Since you are recycling the leftovers so it will help in reducing waste.
  • According to the beauticians using homemade makeup remover pads are less irritating for sensitive skin. Also, helps to reduce irritation around the eyes. Recyclable options are healthy for almost every skin type.

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How do you make homemade makeup removal pads?

You can make use of the available fabric. However, I advise to use a softer toweling fabric. Here are some items that you will need in order to make soft makeup remover at home:

  • Bamboo towels 
  • Twin Folding Bias Ribbon 
  • A cup/jar to outline or print a circle on the fabric
  • Fabric Pointer, stitching pins/hooks, along with other fundamental tailoring tools

Steps for stitching makeup remover pads

I’m attempting to recycle many of the things at home over the last few years. While I have made significant progress in this area, I thought I would focus more on introducing more reusable beauty products. So I figured some reusable homemade makeup remover would be ideal for the task.

  • Spread out the fabric on a flat surface or cutting table.
  • To create a circle on soft fabric. Use a small bowl or a circular cutter.
  • Cut the circle out.
  • Unzip the ribbon, then “fold” it around the fabric.
  • To support the bias tape around the circle, use pins.
  • Trim the bias tape when you reach the ends.
  • Now double-stitch the bias tape with the machine.

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How to wash self-made makeup removers?

Put them in the washing machine after placing them in a pouch. They can also be quickly hand-washed; simply clean with soap. Then either air dry or heat dry. The good news is that after every wash, it will turn soft and absorbent.

Alternatives to makeup remover that are quick and simple

Don’t have access to a variety of ingredients? Even one-ingredient makeup removers can be effective. You might try:

Coconut oil

Coconut oil provides several benefits for the skin and helps to minimize irritation and stop bacterial infections. Additionally, it contains moisturizing qualities that may be helpful for skin conditions. Coconut oil helps to nourish and soothe the skin when applied topically. But it can also block pores. Take a tiny amount of coconut oil to massage the skin. Soften it using your fingers to use as a makeup remover. Prior to actually washing off, wipe any sticky substance with a soft tissue.

Makeup remover for sensitive skin type

The majority of the aforementioned alternatives are suitable for individuals who have sensitive skin types. Additionally, sticking to single ingredients is a smart idea. Coconut oil, cleanser, and rose liquid are all suitable alternatives. Whatever you decide, make sure to do a skin test before applying any new beauty tips or beauty products to the skin.

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