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8 Ways to Remove Your Makeup without Makeup Remover

By Sydney Cook
Posted On May 25, 2016
8 Ways to Remove Your Makeup without Makeup Remover

 

We know how important it is to remove our makeup before heading to bed. “But what happens when you run out of remover?” you ask. No excuse. We’ve listed eight common household items that can remove even the most stubborn eyeliners and lip stains.

Avocado Oil

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Is avocado oil the new coconut oil? Maybe so. Many DIY makeup removing recipes call for avocado oil. Thus, if you have avocados laying around, you, my friend, also have 100% pure avocado oil on deck. Crack open the super fruit, swap a Q-tip over top, and watch it magically remove your mask. Bonus: the omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D, and E make avocados a great remedy for aging eyes.

Coconut Oil

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Not so fast avocados! Coconut oil is still the crème de la crème of everything in life. Spread some of the jack-of-all-trades product onto a cotton ball and wipe away your long lasting coverage. Bonus: it smells amazing and hydrates your skin.

Aloe Vera

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Nature provides the answer to safely removing your makeup, especially around the delicate eye areas. It’s great for those with oily skin as its vitamins, minerals, and amino acids won’t leave your face greasy. The tropical plant is also a natural astringent, meaning it can cure those red, puffy eyes you sometimes get after using makeup wipes. Bonus: it’s refreshing, and you know exactly what you’re putting into your skin.

Olive Oil

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It may seem really bizarre putting something commonly used for cooking on your face, but newsflash: it works like a charm! So if you’re in a real press for makeup remover, dig around your pantry and grab a bottle of olive oil. Gently rub it all over your face using your fingers and wash it off. Bonus: olive oil is a great moisturizer, so your skin will feel super supple.

Milk

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It may surprise you that milk is actually good for the skin since it can aggravate skin conditions such as acne and eczema. However, the skin can benefit from milk’s combination of water, fats, and protein by using it topically. Soak a cotton ball with milk and add a dab of your favorite natural oil. Rub it all over your face and it should leave you makeup free. Bonus: thanks to the lactic acid present, milk gently exfoliates the skin.

Yogurt

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Another kitchen staple! Dip the cotton rounds into plain yogurt, rub it into the skin, and rinse with cool water. Bonus: its enzymes and lactic acid helps banish dead skin cells and hydrate skin.

Petroleum Jelly

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Vaseline is a safe way to waterproof makeup – just be sure to rinse it off afterward. Go ahead and dab some on your lips because why not? We could all use some lip hydration. Bonus: a little goes a long way, so one bottle will last practically forever!

Baby Shampoo

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Sharing is caring! Start teaching your little one the rule-of-thumb quite early by borrowing a few drops of their baby bubbles. Add a few drop of the shampoo to a cotton swab and wash away your makeup or rub it all over the same way you’d do with your everyday face wash. Bonus: it’s tear free!