4 Natural Make Up Removers

Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by Ellen Christian

Have you tried natural make up removers? Check out these natural ways you can remove your makeup using things you have in the kitchen.

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4 Natural Make Up Removers You Have in the Kitchen

4 Natural Make Up Removers 

Using natural makeup removers is not only better for your skin, it helps keep your beauty budget under control. I love trying new products but I limit the amount of money I spend each month on beauty products.

It’s very important to remove your cosmetics each night before bed.  Leaving your makeup on your face will result in clogged pores, blackheads, and acne.  

While using cold cream is popular to remove makeup, I find that it bothers my skin.  I like the convenience of makeup removing wipes, but I don’t like the waste or the expense.

Using these natural make up removers is gentler on my skin and it’s better for my budget.

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How to remove makeup naturally

Here are a few alternatives for traditional makeup removers.

Natural oils 

I know it seems like an odd choice, but natural oils will remove your cosmetics and moisturize your skin at the same time. One of the best natural make up removers that I have found is olive oil.  

Just dab a bit of olive oil on a cotton ball, rub it in a little and then rinse it off. No need to waste your money on extra virgin olive oil, standard grade olive oil works fine for this.

Another healthy choice for removing makeup is coconut oil. Just warm it between your hands to liquefy it and smooth it over your skin.

Milk and almond oil

Milk has been used to soften and nourish your skin for years. Years ago, milk baths were a popular way to pamper yourself for royalty and for good reason. The fats and proteins in whole milk will help your skin stay soft and smooth.

Add a teaspoon of almond oil to about a cup of whole milk and rub it into your skin. This will remove your makeup and leave your skin soft.

sliced cucumbers on a wooden cutting board

Mashed cucumber

Cucumber is very high in water content and is also soothing for your skin. Grate the cucumber (peel it first) and mash into a paste. Then apply it to your skin and massage gently.

Rinse it off and the makeup will come off with it. If you’re using waterproof makeup, you may want to add a tiny bit of olive oil.

a bowl of plain yogurt

Plain yogurt –

Yogurt is very soothing for your skin so if you have sensitive skin at all, this is the option I would recommend. Please choose plain not sweetened yogurt. Apply to your face with a soft cloth and then rinse off. Yogurt will also help soothe sunburn and rashes.

These natural make up removers work just as well as the harsh chemicals you find at the store. Even better, they cost much less and are better for your skin and the environment. Waterproof or oil-based makeup may need an extra swipe of olive oil to remove it completely but these solutions will work for you.

You may want to try my natural toner recipe or my easy DIY night cream recipe next. Have you ever made any of your own beauty products?

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6 thoughts on “4 Natural Make Up Removers”

  1. Olive oil is great as a makeup remover! I tend to use it after wearing my contacts for a long time, because my normal makeup remover can be a bit irritating. It’s also great if you’re somewhere and forgot your makeup remover, or need some in a pinch.

  2. I have tried coconut oil since I love the scent. I have lots of olive oil so I should try that too. I will have to try the cucs since often I get so many when they go on sale.

  3. These are all great tips. I had no idea! I always have olive oil so I am going to try this.Thank you!

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