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5/6/11 Make Your Own Facial Wipes

Posted on May 6, 2011 at 9:56 AM

Here’s a question from one of my readers:

“I am a huge fan of your one-step-facial and use it every day in the shower. It really has improved my skin, but as a busy mom of 2 I barely have the energy at night to brush my teeth so I usually use those waterless facial wipes before bed. The problem is they are expensive and also I think sometimes dry my face out (I am not loyal to any specific brand just what is on sale). Do you have any ideas for a DIY type facial wipe?”

First, let me say "yay" for the one step facial! I'm so glad it's working for you!

Secondly, This is a GREAT question! Those facial wipes are great for quickly and easily removing the day’s grime, but they are pretty expensive for something you are essentially just throwing away. Not to mention, that most brands of these wipes are saturated with isopropyl alcohol, which will suck the moisture right out of your skin.

Try this cheap & easy recipe for homemade Facial Wipes that will add moisture, instead of taking it away:

What you’ll need:

2 cups water 

1 Tablespoon Johnson‘s Baby Shampoo

2 Tablespoons Johnson’s Baby Oil

1 Roll Paper Towel (splurge on the super soft stuff, just this one time)

a Tupperware container with a good sealing lid (or empty baby wipe container)

What to do:

1. Lay the roll of paper towel down and cut so that you have 2 short rolls (that look like a roll of toilet paper)

2. Remove Roll from center and place towels into tupperware or baby wipe container

3. In a separate container, mix water, soap and oil

4. pour mixture over towels, and close container, allowing towels to absorb the liquid.

5. to use pull the center sheet from the roll.

6. Always be sure to cover tightly, so towels remain moist.

I hope this helps!

Send your beauty questions to [email protected] and I'll answer them in my next blog!

Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!


Categories: Skin Care, Home Remedies

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Reply Sita
6:06 PM on February 1, 2012 
Hi, I found your blog and this post while looking for a recipe for homemade facial wipes.

I am curious about this recipe but I don't like to leave things on my face if I don't know what it is. Do you know what baby shampoo has in it? Also, I have heard that baby oil is not good for the skin. Would it be okay to use olive oil instead or are they not interchangeable?
Reply patti
1:04 PM on February 13, 2012 
I am wondering about the oil too. I was going to use grapeseed oil because it is lighter and not as greasey. Also, could you add some toner like witch hazel to it???
Reply pamperpartiespgh
1:43 PM on February 13, 2012 
Sita and Patti,

Thanks for reading! I chose the baby Shampoo and baby oil combo because I knew it would be gentle to the skin and they were ingredients that I knew a busy mom may already have at home. You could substitute any cleanser and oil combination. If you have a cleanser that you like to use at home, use a Tablespoon of that instead of the baby shampoo. You can also substitute any number of non-comodogenic oils such as grape seed oil, jojoba oil, vegetable glycerine(not really an oil at all but has natural moisturizing properties), even olive oil would probably be ok, as it's such a small amount. If you're not comfortable leaving it on your skin, you can splash skin with water afterwards. I would not put the toner in the mixture with the wipes, but you could definitely use a little witch hazel (or lemon juice) on a cotton ball after using your wipes as a toner. I would then follow with a moisturizer if you're going to use a toner.

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