Have you ever felt like Goldilocks when it comes to removing your makeup at night?
This serum’s too oily. This one doesn’t get all the mascara off. This one irritates my eyes!
If you’re a regular makeup wearer, finding the right makeup remover is on par with finding the perfect life partner, it has to be just right!
If you’re like me, you prefer to stick with all-natural solutions to ward off any irritation to your extra sensitive skin. Check out these natural (and affordable) makeup removing hacks to help you find the option that is jussssssst right.
This is for skin that constantly needs to calm down. Cucumber is naturally soothing and the cool temp of a fresh-out-the-fridge cuke also helps to battle redness.
After a big night out blend a cucumber into a paste, add a teaspoon of almond oil and wipe away that falsey glue, waterproof eyeliner and glitter eyeshadow. You’ll wake up the next morning with your skin feeling like you went to a spa, and not like you had an all-nighter. Can’t help with the hangover though…
Olive Oil Cleanser
My Italian grandma swears by olive oil for makeup removal, and it turns out she’s not the only one. Beauty blogger Lady Formula
writes, "Soak a cotton pad with oil and wipe your face and neck. Look at the pad. If you see traces of dirt on the cotton pad surface take another new one and cleanse your face and neck again. Blot your face with a paper towel after 15-20 minutes."
Not into the oil cleansing method? Try a drug store alternative. Just make sure that it's meant for removing make up. While many drugstore offerings boast being “oil-free,” this isn’t necessarily a good thing when it comes to removing makeup.
Oil-free makeup removers often have harsh chemicals that rob your skin of natural oils before you go to sleep. And since wrinkle-free skin relies on these natural oils for elasticity and health, many dermatologists
recommend finding a natural oil that works for you. Experiment with high quality olive oil, jojoba oil, or coconut oil and apply with either your fingers or a Q-tip.
es, still an oil. Grapeseed oil is for the makeup lover looking for something a little bit lighter that leaves less residue.
Personally, I hate going to bed feeling like my face is sticky, especially since I sleep on my stomach and I know that I’ll leave anything that’s on my face directly on my pillow. Grapeseed oil is a great option if you want to remove your makeup but also want to stick to a separate moisturizer before you hit the hay.
Organic Beauty Products
Okay, so maybe blending a cucumber just isn’t your thing (what is a food processor anyways?). That’s cool, there are plenty of rad companies with organic options. Check out NYR Organics
, which has a certified organic eye makeup remover for only $18. This product includes rosewater, so you’ll also smell amazing.
LAVO has a fantastic organic makeup remover that emulsifies when you add water, meaning that you’ll be stretching your dollar AND not wasting product. Available also for $18, on Amazon
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