Removing makeup before bed is an essential step in your skincare regimen, but it’s easy to skip or forget when you’re tired. Sleeping in makeup can clog pores, leading to blemishes and premature aging. However, even if you do remove your makeup, some removers are too harsh on the eyes or require too much tugging and pulling on the delicate eye area (hello, wrinkles!). Make your own makeup remover wipes with this simple all-natural recipe that can handle even the toughest mascara — and save yourself money, too.
1/2 cup water, boiled or distilled
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons witch hazel
Round cotton pads
Container with tight-fitting lid
Measure 1/2 cup warm water in a measuring cup and add two tablespoons of coconut oil. Coconut oil is an excellent makeup remover, as it helps break down makeup, making it easier to wipe away.
Add two tablespoons of witch hazel and stir to combine. Witch hazel helps whisk away makeup, fights bacteria and reduces inflammation.
Pour the water mixture over the cotton rounds. Go slowly to give the cotton rounds a chance to absorb the mixture without overflowing the container.
Let the wipes absorb the cleanser solution for several hours.
When you’re ready to remove makeup, grab a wipe and gently use on face and eyes to wipe off makeup. Follow with a gentle cleanser if desired.