7 Lazy Girl Makeup Removal Hacks

by Emily McClure

Ugh, washing your face is such a chore. You’re bed seems to be the comfiest when your eyeliner needs to be washed off. What’s a girl to do? Quick makeup removal doesn’t have to be the worst; you just need to trick yourself into taking the extra step.

Going to bed with a face full of makeup is so not good for your skin. Imagine all of that foundation, sweat, and pollution you’ve encountered clogging your pores. Not to mention all of the dead skin cells that have accumulated throughout the day. Yuck!

Still not motivated enough to scrub your pores? Well, think of your poor sheets. You (or your parents) spent a lot of money on those fancy pillow shams. Staining them with your makeup residue is super preventable. Also, think of the amount of time you are saving yourself from doing laundry later.

You've taken the time to apply your makeup, so you should take the time to remove it. Even a simple wipe down with a cloth will do. Eye makeup residue can cause painful styes while clogged pores can cause cystic acne. Basically, makeup is the best, but also the worst. Don’t be overpowered by your laziness. Here are a few ways to cut down your makeup removing time.

1. Keep makeup removing wipes next to your bed.

This is the easiest way to make sure to scrub it all off. Reach for a makeup wipe while you're reaching for your laptop.

2. Use micellar water

Simple Micellar Cleansing Water (3-pack), $14, Amazon

Brands like Simple, La Roche-Posay, and Boots No7 all make this stuff. This magical product is great for getting off stubborn eye makeup, and can be used without any other cleanser. Just wet a cotton ball with the product, and get to rubbing!

La Roche- Posay Micellar Cleansing Water, $15, Amazon; Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Water, $10, Amazon

3. Try lotion as makeup remover

Face lotion is a great substitute for makeup remover. Make sure to choose a gentle, non-scented version such as Vaseline or Cetaphil to avoid irritation.

4. Have the shower do the work for you.

You're going to shower anyway, so you'll at least rinse your face off.

5. Use an all-in-one product

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, $38, Sephora

Choose products that pack a punch. Multi-use products are genius solutions for getting you in bed faster. Fresh's Soy Conditioning Eye Makeup remover gets off stubborn mascara while moisturizing the delicate skin around your eyes.

6. Try cleansing balms

ELEMIS Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm, $60, Amazon

Rub cleansing balms to your dry face and just wipe away. Simple!

7. Out of normal wipes? Baby wipes will do the trick.

No more excuses!

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