Although we tend to wear less makeup during the hot summer months, we still can’t forego makeup altogether. The sun is already harsh on the skin, so using a chemical-laden soap doesn’t jump out as a safe way to remove our makeup. Instead, we’ve been on the hunt for simple, natural ways to remove makeup without the chemical additives. Here’s what we’ve come up with so far.
9 Simple, Natural Ways to Remove Makeup
Just as you apply makeup every morning, you need to wipe it off every night. But we don’t need you tell you that, you know it already! But do you know that you don’t have to spend all that money on makeup removers packed with chemicals? Making your own couldn’t be easier – sometimes you only need one ingredient!
1. Coconut oil
The wonder ingredient impresses through simplicity. You don’t need anything else to remove even waterproof makeup! Find out more on The Beauty Department.
2. Olive oil
Isn’t it cool that you already have makeup remover in your pantry? Use hydrating olive oil to remove impurities, and mix it with the pleasant perfume of rose water, as seen on Cute DIYs. Perfect for dry or sensitive skin.
3. Aloe vera
You know about the miraculous benefits of this plant, so include it in your evening routine. We liked Michelle Phan‘s recipe, which mixes aloe water with olive oil.
4. Witch hazel
Not just a makeup remover, witch hazel improves your skin by clearing acne and locking in moisture. Pair it with other beneficial oils for a natural makeup remover, following our recipe.
5. Jojoba oil
This oil soothes and protects the skin, while also removing impurities and makeup. Pair it with almond oil to remove makeup from the sensitive area of your eyes.
6. Cucumber juice
Refreshing and cooling, perfect for oily skin, cucumber juice will help remove makeup and brighten dull skin. Find out more here.
7. Baby oil
This unusual way to remove makeup actually works! And apparently, it’s good for your eyelids too!
Mixed with baking soda, it becomes a powerful, yet gentle on the skin makeup remover. Find out more here.
Swap the store bought face milk for actual milk to remove makeup naturally! Raw milk on a cotton disc and you’re done!
Article written by Daria Patrunjel and originally posted on HellowGlow.co.