How To Remove Makeup (Proper Guide)



How many of you use makeup every day? But are you as diligent with taking it off every evening? You really should be, because sleeping in your makeup is bad for your skin. However, we all know that sometimes we get home after a long day, we feel tired and then we find out that we ran out of makeup remover. Well, thankfully there are other ways of cleansing your face and removing makeup that work just as well. Here are some of the best ways to remove makeup.

How To Remove Eye Makeup 

There are many products out there that will help you remove eye makeup but one thing you should always keep in mind is to do it gently. The skin around your eye is very delicate and you never want to rub or pull on it. So whether you’re using makeup remover, hydrophilic oil, cream cleansers or just good old coconut oil, remember to be a genre in this area and let the products soak instead of rubbing vigorously.

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How To Remove Waterproof Mascara

You’ll need a special makeup remover for waterproof mascara. They’re usually oil-based and feel a bit greasy on your skin. However, they do a great job dissolving the stubborn waterproof mascara. If you don’t have a special makeup remover for waterproof makeup – you can try using an oil (olive or coconut are the safest), it usually works well for removing waterproof mascara. A cream cleanser is an option too.

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How To Remove Makeup With Soap And Water

There’s plenty of makeup products that can just be washed off with soap and water or a simple face wash. Sure, you won’t be able to take off waterproof mascara or foundation that’s marketed as 24-hour stay or longer with just soap and water, but tinted moisturiser and a light coat of regular mascara will easily come off with just good old soap and water. Just wash your face as normal, but be gentle, don’t rub vigorously, especially around the eyes, instead let the soap work its magic by lightly massaging it and rinse with water.

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How To Remove Makeup With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the best ways to remove makeup if you don’t have makeup remover. It’s oily, so it’ll dissolve even the most stubborn waterproof makeup – no problem. It’s best not to heat the coconut oil for this, just take a little chunk of it, warm it up in your hands and rub it all over your face. Massage your eyelashes, take time with your eyebrows and make sure to gently rub the coconut oil all over your face. It’ll take off lipstick too. Coconut oil will be hard to rinse off with water so we suggest you use face wash. Afterwards, you can even use coconut oil as a moisturiser too.

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How To Remove Makeup With Cucumber Juice

We know cucumber is very hydrating and refreshing, that’s why it’s often seen as an ingredient in face masks. We’re also all too familiar with that classic photo of a woman wearing a facemask and cucumber slices on her eyes. But did you know that cucumber can help you take off makeup? That’s right, you can use cucumber juice or just pureed cucumber paste to remove makeup, mascara or eyeliner. Just put some on a cotton pad, let it soak a little and wipe it off.

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How To Remove Makeup Without Makeup Remover

When you don’t have makeup remover at hand there are other household items that you will find in your kitchen that will help you remove makeup. You can use milk-soaked cotton pads to remove makeup, the full-fat milk tends to work best. You can also use honey and baking soda to remove face makeup. Just make a paste, massage it into your skin and wash off with warm water. The baking soda will remove makeup, while honey will hydrate your skin. And as we’ve mentioned before coconut oil is your best friend when it comes to removing makeup.

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How To Remove Makeup Stains

So we know how to remove makeup from our face, but do you know how to remove makeup from clothes? Here are two life hacks you should know. If you got oil-free foundation on your clothes – use shaving cream to get it out of the garment. Just put a bit of shaving cream on, let it sit, rub it in, then rinse and blot. If the foundation is oil-based – use dish soap in the same way.

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