3 Easy Ways to Remove Makeup That Don’t Involve Store-Bought Wipes

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No matter how much we value our skincare routine, removing our makeup will always seem like a daunting task. Whether we opted for full coverage during a girls’ night out or minimal concealer for a quick trip to the grocery store, the removal process isn’t something we look forward to.

Luckily, PureWow creator Kate is trying to change the way we view our nighttime routine. In the latest episode of 3 with Me, she shows us three quick and easy alternatives to removing that stubborn liquid lipstick or mascara. That way, you can toss those store-bought makeup wipes that often contain skin irritants.

Watch this video to see which method works best (and check out the instructions below).

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3 Ways To Remove Makeup:

Method 1: Remover spray

  1. Mist the Super Remover Spray by Revolution on your face. (Pro tip: The farther away you hold the product, the less intense the application will be.)
  2. Wipe it off with a cloth or paper towel.

Method 2: DIY makeup remover wipes

1. In a jar, combine the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1-2 tablespoons of oil (You can use any oil, but Kate used olive oil.)
  • 1 tablespoon of witch hazel
  • 25 drops of essential oil (any kind)

2. Take a stack of paper towels and cut them in half. Put the paper towels in the jar, allowing them to soak in the mixture.

3. Remove one “wipe” and rub it on your face. Discard after use.

Method 3: Coconut oil

  1. Grab a small amount of coconut oil and place it in your hand.
  2. If the product is thick, use your thumb to soften the oil by rubbing it in a circular motion. (FYI: Coconut oil turns into a jelly-like substance at room temperature, but it becomes softer when heat is applied.)
  3. Once softened, rub the coconut oil on your face, focusing on high-cosmetics areas (like the eyes).
  4. Use a cloth or paper towel to wipe off any excess product.

Greta Heggeness

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...
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