Removing your makeup at the end of the day is the number one skin care rule. You cannot break it. Sleeping with makeup can pose so many problems.
For starters, makeup can clog your pores. The result is acne, irritation, inflammation of the skin, redness, and much more.
There are so many different kinds of makeup removers on the market. You can choose between cleansing oils, makeup removing wipes, balms, micellar water, and even cloths. There are also specific formulas that target lips and eyes. Or even vegan formulas. But how to remove makeup without makeup remover?
Well, then you are in the world of DIY solutions. You can try some alternatives to makeup removers. The list includes Vaseline, olive oil, baby shampoo, coconut milk, avocado oil, milk powder, and much more. Check our list of gentle cleansing homemade makeup removers.
1. Olive Oil Makeup Remover
Let’s start with the simplest and basic DIY makeup remover. Most of us have olive oil in our kitchen. Simply put some olive oil on cotton swaps, and rub your face. The oil will dissolve the makeup.
After that, wipe your face with a clean cloth. No more makeup!
2. Cleansing Facial Wipes
Facial cleansing wipes are the easiest way to remove makeup. The main problem is the price. It is a major drawback for people.
This homemade version is soothing and invigorating. For the gentle and cleansing wipes, you will need distilled water, coconut oil, and some essential oils. You will fall in love with the recipe for sure.
3. Shea Butter Cleansing Makeup Remover Balm
Cleansing balm is an oil based skin care product. It comes in solid state, and you can use it for cleansing and makeup removal.
The cleansing balm will remove makeup, but also nourish your skin. And that is the major benefit. The balm helps people with oily skin, and prevents over-producing oil. At the same time, it will remove oil, and other dirty impurities from the skin.
4. Jojoba Natural Makeup Remover
We love two ingredient products. The remover is easy to make. And you will need just jojoba oil and witch hazel.
Because there are no added chemicals, the shelf life is quite long. And the balm itself is affordable to make. The balm is gentle on the skin year-round, and it does not leave a greasy residue. If you have dry skin, you will love it.
5. Avocado Oil And Honey Facial Cleanser
This homemade recipe works great for people with acne-prone skin. And if you have winter-eczema, this homemade recipe will give you a clear face. The homemade combination diminishes pimples, eczema, and similar skin problems.
The basic concept is that the oil you massage onto your skin dissolves the skin that is there. The oil on your skin hardens. But the oil you massage loosens it, and helps remove impurities stuck on the skin.
6. Three Ingredient Facial Cleanser Makeup Remover
More and more people show interest in natural facial cleansers and makeup removers. The reason is simple, you have all the ingredients in your kitchen. And you know what you put on your face. For this cleanser, you will need aloe vera gel, honey, and coconut oil.
Great for people with dry skin. Every ingredient provides moisture for your skin. But do not worry, the cleanser works on every skin type. And you can remove stubborn makeup with it.
7. Make-up Remover Pads
If you wear contacts, or you have sensitive eyes, this might be the product for you. Truthfully, we all have to be careful what we put around our eyes.
For this remover pads, you only need coconut oil and lavender essential oils. Fill a container with cotton pads, and then soak them in the oils. That is it.
8. Two Ingredient Make-up Remover Balm
This recipe was originally a cream for cleansing. But the makeup removing properties were amazing as well. There are only two ingredients inside, the main being jojoba oil.
The oil is popular in the beauty world because it mimics the oils our body produces naturally. Jojoba oil is one of the best natural moisturizers. It is time to put into use.
9. Essential Oils Makeup Remover Pads
You can notice that most of the recipes by now contain some essential oils. In the beauty world, essential oils are godsend item. They provide nourishing for the skin, moisture, and a lot more skin benefits.
But you can also use essential oils to remove makeup. They help makeup and oils on your face dissolve and leave behind clear and clean face.
10. Cucumber Scented Make Up Remover Pads
Cucumber contains more than 90% water. That is a lot of moisture for your skin. Simply rubbing cucumber on your face will help you remove makeup.
But if you want to take things to the next level, make some makeup remover pads. They are effective, and smell amazing.
11. Reusable Facial Wipes
If you really want to go for a budget pick, this might be it. Other products on the list are not reusable. You can use them once, and throw them away. That applies for the wipes and pads.
But with this DIY solution, you can reuse the pads over and over again. Definitely an affordable option.
12. Natural Face Wash
Did you know you can make a face wash using your favorite tea? The best option is chamomile tea because of the anti-inflammatory properties. Add some essential oils, and you have a great makeup remover and facial cleanser.
If you have oily skin, go for tea tree oil, geranium, or bergamot essential oil. For dry skin, go for chamomile, lavender, or rose essential oil.
13. Non-Toxic Makeup Remover With DIY Cloths
When you want to avoid chemicals in makeup removers, going for a simple two-ingredient solution is a miracle. This quick, easy, and effective solution removes little more than just toxins from the skin. You can use it daily.
You need mild soap to remove the dirt and grime, and coconut oil to moisturize your skin. That is it.
14. Baby Wash Eye Makeup Remover
We all need a good eye makeup remover. The area around the eyes is a sensitive one. You have to be careful what you put there. The store-bought removers might not seem so good when you look at the ingredients on the label.
For this homemade and safe solution, you only need olive or coconut oil, glass container, and baby shampoo.
15. Makeup Remover Wipes
We love these natural DIY makeup remover wipes. They remove makeup in just one step. And at the same time, they moisturize your skin. The recipe is eco-friendly. You can make it with disposable, compostable wipes, or even reusable cloths. Just keep them in a jar for easy makeup removal.
16. Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
This makeup removal is great for sensitive skin. It is gentle and very cheap. Now, the price might vary on the products you use, but from a local store, you get affordable option.
You need some baby oil, baby wash, and water. Say goodbye to raccoon eyes. Just remember to remove makeup in the evening.
17. Facial Cleansing Pads
We recommend this recipe for people that have troubles with clearing and cleaning their face. If your skin has a lot of impurities, this potent solution will get the job done. You need to be proactive to clean your skin.
And unlike the store-bought wipes that can leave your skin sticky, this DIY product will leave it clear.
18. Aloe Vera Or Rose Water Makeup Remover Pads
We talked at the beginning that olive oil is the simplest effective way to remove makeup. But if you want to take things to the next level, you can try something more. For example, add some rose water or aloe vera juice to the olive oil.
Rose water will hydrate the sin and cleanse the pores. Aloe vera, also serves as moisturizer, but also calms your skin.
19. Oil And Essential Oils Makeup Remover
For the very end, we want to give a potent solution with essential oils. There are also some carrier oils in the formula. They work great for sensitive area. You can remove makeup on your face, and around your eyes.
So, what do you use for removing makeup? Do you have any homemade trick you want to share?