How To Remove Makeup Without Remover

by Lindsey Rose Black

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

LouAna All Natural Pure Coconut Oil, $17, Amazon

I know, I know, another thing coconut oil can do. But this is Bustle writer tested and approved!

2. Jojoba Oil

The Jojoba Company Australia’s 100% Natural Australian Jojoba, $27, Amazon

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

California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil , $16, Amazon

Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner (2 PK), $19, Amazon

Sweet Pennies From Heaven brilliantly discovered mixing equal amounts of olive oil and witch hazel creates the perfect DIY eye makeup remover!

4. Natural Baby Shampoo

Johnson's Baby No More Tears Shampoo, $5, Amazon

Women's Health Mag advises mixing natural baby shampoo with a little water until sudsy, and then rubbing over your face and rinsing to remove makeup.

5. Avocado Oil

La Tourangelle Avocado Oil, $13, Amazon

If you need a break from coconut oil, Elle recommends reaching for avocado oil! They suggest ordering online to get it on the cheap!

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

Lily of The Desert Aloe Vera Supplement , $8, Amazon

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!

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