5 Natural DIY Makeup Remover Recipes for Combination Skin

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Is your makeup remover recipient is empty and you need a quick fix (removing your waterproof mascara or your foundation cream of your face)? Or maybe you just had enough with some skincare products from the usual drugstore and want to try out something more natural? Either way, a homemade makeup remover will always remain a healthy choice for your skin.

If you have combination skin type, you can choose from these 5 DIY makeup remover recipes to add into your skin care routine.

1.Milk & Cucumber DIY makeup remover lotion


  • 150 ml Raw Milk – (cow) raw milk is milk that hasn’t been pasteurized
  • 80 g Cucumber

Grate or blend a medium peeled cucumber (about 6 to 7 inches length). Pour the cucumber paste into the raw milk and boil the mixture for 5 minutes. Let it cool down and put it through a strainer. The resulted liquid is your new makeup remover lotion.

Soften a cotton pad with the (warm or cold) mixture and remove your makeup with circular movements. Rinse with lukewarm water afterwards.

Attention: !! This DIY makeup remover recipe is not recommended for your eyes!!

You can store the lotion in your fridge (or make sure you store it in a dark place) and use it within one week.Cleopatra, the ancient Egyptian queen, was renowned for her beauty milk baths for soft supple skin. Milk baths will not only soften and exfoliate your skin but will also protect your skin and soothe skin inflammatory conditions including eczema.

Benefits of the ingredients for your skin:

Raw milk is rich in B-vitamins, alpha hydroxy acids, calcium and other potent antioxidants. It has so many combination skin type benefits!

It nourishes skin cells from deep within and keep skin moisturized all day. It gently exfoliates and gradually cure your acne. It draws out the excess sebum from within your oily skin pores and tightens your large pores.

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Cucumbers have anti-inflammatory properties and they’re loaded with antioxidants and nutrients like vitamin C and folic acid, making them an excellent ingredient for a DIY skin care product.

Cucumber treats open pores, reduces swelling and puffiness, helps combat premature aging, helps treat redness, rashes, sunburns and provides a base for hydration.

2.Cleansing Milk for removing makeup


  • 1 L water
  • 125 gr of Yogurt or Kefir (don’t use products from the supermarket which are made from pasteurized milk and which have a (too) long validity date)
  • 1 tablespoon dried Calendula flowers (minced with a coffee grinder)
  • 1 tablespoon dried Thyme (minced)- the best ones are bought and dried by yourself, not the ones bought from the spice shelf
  • 2 tablespoons of dried and minced Marshmallow plant (Althaea officinalis)

Mix all ingredients in a glass recipient that can be hermetically covered, like a jar for example. Leave it in the fridge for 24 hours. The next day grate the mixture and put it back into the glass recipient.

Use the cleansing milk with a cotton pad and clean your face until it’s free from makeup. Don’t forget to make delicate moves instead of rubbing your skin.

Rinse with warm water (warm as your body temperature or a little bit warmer).

Benefits of the ingredients for your skin:

Kefir has the potential to significantly re-populate gut bacteria and thus heal the skin. Yogurt has moisturizing properties and reduces fine lines.

Thyme is rich in vitamins A and C. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties and it’s a good remedy for acne.

Marshmallow leafs and roots have emollient and moisturizing properties. It hydrates the skin and smooths skin irritations like acne or puffiness. It can slow down the signs of aging too.

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Calendula reduces pain and swelling (inflammation) and treats poorly healing wounds.It is also an all-natural skin brightener.

3.Milky DIY Makeup Remover Mask


  • 1 tablespoon raw milk
  • 1 pinch of turmeric powder
  • 5 drops of a lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients and put the mask on your face. Leave it 5 minutes and remove it with a makeup remover pad. Rinse with lukewarm water.

Benefits of the ingredients for your skin:

Turmeric has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.It removes redness from acne and brightens up the skin.

With the juice of a lemon you can prevent oily skin. Lemon has also antibacterial and antifungal properties.

4.Natural Makeup Remover Mask

Ingredient needed:

Bio Yogurt

Just put the everyday yogurt on your face and leave it work 5 minutes. Remove it gently with a cotton ball and rinse with lukewarm water. This will clean your skin, giving it a soft and smoothie texture.

ATTENTION: Before using any milk products on your skin, check to make sure you’re not allergic to milk. If you are, stay away from milk products and don’t apply on your face!

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TIP: Use milk from grass-fed cows for best results and to avoid irritation and breakouts.If you have any redness or discomfort while using, discontinue immediately.

 5.Oil based DIY makeup remover


  • 1 teaspoon Castor oil
  • 1 teaspoon Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Canola oil (rapeseed oil)

Mix all three oils in a clean recipient. Use a makeup remover pad to remove the makeup traces from your skin and from your eyes and rinse your face after with lukewarm water.

Benefits of the ingredients for your skin:

Olive oil consists of antioxidants like vitamin E, phytosterols and polyphenols. It prevents wrinkles, it is an excellent moisturizer. It helps seal moisture in your skin, calming your sebaceous glands and curbing the excessive production of oils.

Castor oil is antimicrobial, fights acne and moisturizes .

Rapeseed oil reduces skin problems and ageing signs like acne, fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and spots.

ATTENTION: Castor oil is relatively safe to use, but some people have reported side effects after applying it to their skin. If you are allergic to one of these oils, don’t use this DIY makeup remover recipe.