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June 19, 2014

5 All-Natural Makeup Removers

best-all-natural-makeup-removers Making your own natural makeup remover is one of the easiest beauty hacks in the book, and you can successfully scour your kitchen cabinets or grocery aisle without breaking the bank. Best of all, it makes sensitive skin extra happy, and happy skin makes a happy lady, right? Here are a few common oils and foods that double up as ah-mah-zing makeup removers. Give them a try!

Avocado: All you need is a fresh avocado and a q-tip to make some makeup removing magic happen. Gently swab the avocado to pick up the nourishing oils (no need to take out any chunks), and watch those raccoon eyes disappear. Plus, the omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D and E found in avocado oil double as a moisture-rice eye cream.

Grape Seed Oil: This lighter remover is one of my go-tos. Use a little cotton pad to soak up some grape seed goodness and you’ll be fresh-faced in no time. Multitasking tip: use grapeseed oil on your entire face to prevent acne, clear up sun spots and kick wrinkles to the curb.

Cucumber Slices: There’s a reason everyone’s mental image of an at-home facial involves cucumber slices. Although they’ve become synonymous with depuffing eyes, they’re also a great way to wipe off makeup the all natural way (and you look pretty awesome laying on your couch with cucumber eyes too.)

Jojoba Oil: Awkward name aside, Jojoba (ho-ho-bah) means business. For makeup remover, mix 2 parts water to 1 part Jojoba oil and voilá! Say adios to those stubborn mascaras and eyeliners. I also use Jojoba oil as a moisturizer, cuticle cream, or even as a warm hair masque.

Coconut Oil: Is there anything coconut oil can’t do? Hair smoother, skin soother, teeth and gum cleaner . . . Check out Meghan’s post from Lash Week on DIY coconut oil makeup remover and see how she uses her own mix in her daily skincare routine.

Have any other all natural makeup remover hacks you swear by? We’re always down to try something new!

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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