One thing that you should know about me is that I am incredibly lazy in certain areas of my life. Especially right before bed. Life gets hectic.
Right before bed, I (try to) clean up the kitchen, get everything organized for a very early morning, feed the dogs and cat, take the cat to her liter box, take the dogs out, feed the cat again. And then I’m exhausted, but still need to take care of myself.
Ever think about how much time you waste on general personal upkeep? Because I agonize about it all the time, especially while watching YouTube videos about other women’s skin care or beauty routines. Who’s got time for that??
Anyway, one thing I do to make sure that I don’t get too lazy and skip taking off my make-up before bed is that I keep a little jar of super moisturizing homemade make-up remover pads in the bathroom, or, during particularly long weeks, by my bed.
Here’s the recipe (that can be tweaked with any soaps or oils that you prefer, but this is the basic one that I use):
4 oz jar
Baby soap (or other gentle cleanser)
Coconut oil (virgin, cold-pressed, and unrefined)
This is an especially great thing to have on hand in the winter, when my skin gets dried out. The coconut oil helps keep my skin soft and clean, and, depending on your skin type, it might help with breakouts, too.