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Face wash recipe that will break down make-up?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 31, 2011 at 10:18 PM

I know there's one other question regarding face wash out there, but it seems like a lot of the people who responded use very little (if any) make-up. I'm not quite ready for that jump, but did order new mineral make-up from Coastal Classic Creations to replace my department store stuff (hopefully they don't suck because you can't return them).

Anyways, I've gotten really into skindeep.org and thus very suspicious what's out on the market right now. Is there a recipe for a gentle face wash that will breakdown make-up? I'm planning on making my own shampoo, etc., from now on, so making face wash wouldn't be too much more to do. Thanks!

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

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on August 01, 2011
at 01:57 PM

I've used it as an astringent for under-eye bags, and for toning and closing up large pores (it's a temporary effect, sadly). I've never tried it for makeup removal.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on August 01, 2011
at 02:18 AM

I've also noticed that a little goes a loooong way. It certainly does feel heavy if I add as much oil as I would lotion. Just enough to make my palm look shiny is enough for me. Putting on too much and then having to take it off was starting to feel wasteful, so I kept reducing it until I found the right amount.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on August 01, 2011
at 12:29 AM

i personally do NOT have good luck with coconut oil. olive and jojoba work like a charm. you have to sort of play around with different oils to find whats best. everyone is different. but in general, i think theres an oil out there for everyone. we are all special snowflakes and so forth.

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on August 01, 2011
at 12:01 AM

Rob & Katie- have you tried the refined coconut oil? I found that virgin coconut oil irritated my skin a bit, but the refined stuff is just fine. I have no idea why refined would do better, but I've heard the same thing from other PH members.

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

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on July 31, 2011
at 11:18 PM

Unless you've got really dry skin, I wouldn't recommend keeping it on... Is that what you're doing? For regular-oily-combination skin, it's best to glob a bunch on (after rubbing in palm to make more manageable), massage in, then wet a wash cloth and take it all off. I have pretty oily skin which, horribly, clings onto dead skin, and this has been pretty much the best thing ever for that. It makes for a horrible moisturizer though, I'd never leave it on, it's very clogging to the pores.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on July 31, 2011
at 11:08 PM

Yes, I've heard that some people find coconut oil dries their skin out -- I wonder if they've got dry skin to begin with.

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on July 31, 2011
at 11:06 PM

I wished coconut oil worked for me. All the time I use it, it leaves my face irritated and heavy looking.

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on July 31, 2011
at 10:50 PM

+1 for coconut oil. It should be called "All Purpose Awesome Oil."

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3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on July 31, 2011
at 10:30 PM

Satapa, I wear pretty much full-on warpaint every business day: foundation, concealer, powder, blush, eyeliner -- the works. I do this even though I'm fairly freaked out by the heavy metals in commercial cosmetics, so I'm slowly replacing the crap with (oy, expensive) organics as my budget allows.

To clean it off at night, I gently wipe my whole face down with coconut oil and tissues. I go through several kleenexes to get down to where there's no more junk on the tissue. Then I wash my face with warm water (usually in the shower, since I shower before bed, not in the morning), and afterwards apply just a little more coconut oil. This seems to work very well for getting all the last traces of gunk off my face; I never wake up with raccoon eyes, for instance (although I'll bet Stabby does).

I'm also 47 years old, and an ex-smoker with plenty of lines in my face, and I can say that between clean eating and the coconut oil treatment, my skin looks ten years younger (I've heard this from several others, not just me, lol).

2d4ff23c8ce7fb00708fa88ceffd4087

(408)

on July 31, 2011
at 11:06 PM

I wished coconut oil worked for me. All the time I use it, it leaves my face irritated and heavy looking.

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

(2057)

on July 31, 2011
at 11:18 PM

Unless you've got really dry skin, I wouldn't recommend keeping it on... Is that what you're doing? For regular-oily-combination skin, it's best to glob a bunch on (after rubbing in palm to make more manageable), massage in, then wet a wash cloth and take it all off. I have pretty oily skin which, horribly, clings onto dead skin, and this has been pretty much the best thing ever for that. It makes for a horrible moisturizer though, I'd never leave it on, it's very clogging to the pores.

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on August 01, 2011
at 12:01 AM

Rob & Katie- have you tried the refined coconut oil? I found that virgin coconut oil irritated my skin a bit, but the refined stuff is just fine. I have no idea why refined would do better, but I've heard the same thing from other PH members.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on August 01, 2011
at 02:18 AM

I've also noticed that a little goes a loooong way. It certainly does feel heavy if I add as much oil as I would lotion. Just enough to make my palm look shiny is enough for me. Putting on too much and then having to take it off was starting to feel wasteful, so I kept reducing it until I found the right amount.

Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

(1902)

on July 31, 2011
at 10:50 PM

+1 for coconut oil. It should be called "All Purpose Awesome Oil."

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on July 31, 2011
at 10:36 PM

I think that any oil of your choice will work great. I use olive because my skin is quite dry, try grapeseed or macadamia for oily skin, or coconut for normal skin. I remove my waterproof mascara and liquid liner and it doesnt leave a trace. Google "oil cleansing method" and there will be a ton of onfo for you!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 01, 2011
at 12:29 AM

i personally do NOT have good luck with coconut oil. olive and jojoba work like a charm. you have to sort of play around with different oils to find whats best. everyone is different. but in general, i think theres an oil out there for everyone. we are all special snowflakes and so forth.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on July 31, 2011
at 11:08 PM

Yes, I've heard that some people find coconut oil dries their skin out -- I wonder if they've got dry skin to begin with.

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on July 31, 2011
at 11:32 PM

I use the oil cleansing method with Jojoba oil, it takes off the mascara and undereye concealer I wear.

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531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

on August 01, 2011
at 12:00 PM

What about witch hazel?

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 01, 2011
at 01:57 PM

I've used it as an astringent for under-eye bags, and for toning and closing up large pores (it's a temporary effect, sadly). I've never tried it for makeup removal.

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