How to take off makeup without makeup wipes

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Let me show you how to take off makeup without makeup wipes, the perfects Alternatives to makeup removers, all Homemade Makeup Remover

Take Your Time

When it comes to removing eye makeup in particular, the slower you go, the better. “Let the technology do the work,” says dermatologist Ranella Hirsch. “Apply makeup remover and let it sit, and sit some more. Give it a couple minutes, say while you brush and floss.” This will soften mascara, liner, and shadow so it slips off easily and thoroughly once you finally wipe. “If you do this, you won’t find smudges under your eyes in the morning anymore,” Hirsch says. Giving remover time to work its magic also prevents you from having to rub/scrub with your makeup-remover pad—always a mistake, since friction can damage the delicate skin around your eyes, causing irritation and contributing to premature aging.

Use Soap and Water

Works Better than Makeup Wipes

Deep down you already knew makeup wipes sounded too good to be true, right? Wipes can be an excellent initial step in removing makeup—in fact, they’re best way to remove makeup before cleansing.

But a proper sink session should ideally follow. “Many of us make the mistake of just using wipes and going to bed, but the makeup really is not all off—you still have to wash your face ladies,” ,

“Using water and face wash is what’s really going to remove residue and prep your skin for a good night regimen. If you use only wipes and then apply moisturizer, you might push dirt into your pores and wake up with pimples or blackheads.”

Bellow are Alternatives to makeup removers

Homemade Makeup Remover

The basic idea is simple. The makeup products you use contains fatty substances such as oil (and pigments ofcourse). So what you need is something which can dissolve this fatty substances. Which means you need some oil or similar fatty substances to fight back. Simple, isn’t it? Lets start by discussing the common ones first which by now have come to our mind and later move on to some interesting ones.

Vaseline (Petroleum jelly)

Yes our dear old friend whom we use for anything and everything possible. But did you know vaseline can remove even the stubborn eye makeup, that includes waterproof mascaras. All you have to do is apply some vaseline on a cotton pad or apply directly and give some time for the make up to breakdown and then wipe off. Not just eye makeup vaseline removes even highly pigmented,long lasting super matte lipsticks that are almost impossible to remove. Similar to removing eye makeup apply vaseline on your lips,let it stay for some time and wipe off. You can repeat if required, vaseline is a such a cheap alternative anyways. You can also use vaseline to remove your full face makeup. But I really don’t prefer that. Follow this with your normal face cleanser.

Olive oil

Olive oil is one which I commonly use. Like vaseline, olive oil is also a multitasker. You can not only use it simply as a moisturizer but olive oil can be used for repairing cracked heels, for healthy hair, for your lips, mix it with your foundation for that dewy glow and many many other uses. Olive oil  works great as a makeup remover. This one without any doubt you can use to remove every bit of that paint on your face, be it foundation, eye shadow or lipstick, it removes all. You can either use it directly or mix it with equal parts of water and then use, both works. I really love to give a massage to my face using the oil. I love it.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is not just a great makeup remover, it is an excellent cleanser too. For removing make up all you have to do is take few drops on a cotton pad, place on top of your eyes, keep it for a few seconds and wipe off. It removes any kind of make up so easily not just eye make up. For removing face make up massage some coconut oil into your skin and wipe off using a cotton pad. Coconut oil is a great moisturizer and also helps to remove pigmentation and in fading acne scars.

Sweet Almond oil

One other oil which helps to remove make up effectively is sweet almond oil. I like using almond oil because it helps enhance your complexiondelays signs of aging, reduces dark circles and treats chapped lips. Method of removing make up is same as olive and coconut oil and can also be used for removing any make up.

Baby oil

Did you know baby oil is a wonderful make up remover. Baby oil contains mineral oil generally which may or may not contain other oils such as olive oil, almond oil, vitamin E oil, calendula oiletc. Now you know why I use baby oil. The method of removing make up is same as the other oils.

Remember: Use a very good face wash to remove oils after using oils in removing make up.

Baby shampoo

Surprising? Baby shampoo contains lauric acid which is derived from coconut oil.  It is very soothing and leaves your skin clean and beautiful. When using baby shampoo as a make up remover I use it just like any normal face wash. Massage it onto your skin and lather for some time and then rinse it off.

Baby body lotion

To remove make upmassage the body lotion and wipe off using a wash cloth or cotton pad. It removes any type of make up, eyes. lips or face. You can use your baby’s face moisturizer too, even your face moisturizer, oil-based ones. Works equally well. I have also used the baby cleanser, yet another great product fro removing makeup.

Coconut milk

Oh Yes! Not just coconut oil, coconut milk is great for removing makeup. You can use as it is or mix equal amounts of olive oil. What you have to do is gently massage this or just coconut milk into your face and with a cotton pad wipe off that once beautiful gunk! And yes! coconut milk contains lauric acid which acts as a natural counter-irritant and  is very soothing for your skin.

Milk powder

I have heard you can use milk also, but milk powder is my favorite. How you make this milk powder diy makeup remover is very simple. Add warm water to milk powder and make a paste. Now massage this into your face and wipe off with cotton pad. The milk powder makeup remover removes every traces of makeup, even the water-proof ones. The healthy fatscontained in milk powder is the real hero here. But lets not forget lactic acid which helps in lightening our skin and alpha hydroxyl acid which helps in removing the dead skin cells and our dearest anti-oxidants which helps in improving elasticity of skin and also boosts collagen production. See I told you, you don’t really need a make up remover.

Avocado or Avocado oil

Rich in anti-oxidants, Omega-3, Vitamin A,E,D,B1,B2,K and PP, why should you waste all these benefits by using any other makeup remover! Not just that when you can help reduce fine linesand wrinkles under the eyes while removing eye make up, then why just remove make up and irritate the sensitive eye area! If using avocado oil, the same procedure as any other oils and when using avocado pulp, massage it into your skin for a few seconds and wipe off using a wash cloth or a cotton pad. This diy make up remover is perfect for removing makeup from eyes, lips and face.

Aloe-vera and honey

Now this one is a decent makeup remover which removes makeup ofcourse, but I am not sure about the water-proof ones! But I really like it for removing light makeup. And who doesn’t know how beneficial aloe vera and honey are for our skin.

Micellar water

I know Micellar water does not come in this category, but now we all are so much in love with it so thought of adding this to the list.

This was my list of products which are alternatives of make up removers or some diy make up removers. I have also heard about using yoghurt as make up remover, but I have not tried it. Now you know the reason why I don’t like to use makeup removers, right? Do you use makeup removers? Or do you know any other substitutes for makeup removers? Or do you have your innovative diy makeup remover ? Please let me know in the comments below.

Ibrahim Ismaila

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Ibrahim Ismaila is an Online entrepreneur and currently a news reporter for Dailywitness. He is also a co-author here at Today Trail. He writes more about breaking Stories.

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