We’ve all had that moment when you go to remove your makeup, open your bathroom cabinet and realize you're out of remover. Luckily, there are tons of options for how to remove makeup without remover so you don’t have to call it quits and go to bed with a face still covered in products. You might surprise yourself with how many alternative makeup remover options you already own.
If you usually do skip removing your makeup before falling asleep, I’d urge you to reconsider. Going to bed with makeup on means you could wake up with new pimples, eye infections, and broken eye lashes. Eek. You’re not alone if you wear makeup around the clock, but it’s important for your skin to “rest” just like every other part of your body, in order to breathe and regenerate. On the days where you just can’t bring yourself to clean your face before collapsing into pillows, remember to take your makeup off in the morning, exfoliate well, and consider a balancing face mask after to counter any zits that might be starting to form.
Each product below is easy to find, easy to use, and super effective at getting even the most stubborn of eyeliners off. Sleep well!
1. Coconut Oil
I know, I know, another thing coconut oil can do. But this is Bustle writer tested and approved!
2. Jojoba Oil
Fun fact: Jojoba oil isn't actually oil at all, but an extract from jojoba seeds with an oily-like smoothness. This is a great makeup removal option for acne-prone skin since it won't clog pores at all.
3. Olive Oil & Witch Hazel
5. Avocado Oil
6. Witch Hazel, Jojoba Oil, And Water
Adrienne from WholeNewMom deemed this the cheapest and most effective DIY makeup removing combo that didn't irritate her sensitive skin at all.
7. Olive Oil & Aloe Vera Juice
Sunnie Brooke, celebrity beauty expert, reaches for a mix of olive oil and aloe vera juice to make the perfect soothing makeup remover. Sounds so cooling!