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6 Ways That Show You How to Take Off Waterproof Makeup Naturally

How to Take Off Waterproof Makeup Naturally
Waterproof makeup is great until it's time to take it off - then it becomes this clingy mess on your face that just refuses to leave! For most women, using an artificial makeup remover is not only expensive, but it causes them to worry endlessly: Is this stuff affecting my skin?
Vrinda Varnekar
Last Updated: Jun 7, 2017
Before applying any makeup remover (natural or otherwise) on your face or eyes, remember to test if it suits your skin first. Apply a little remover on your wrist to make sure your skin is not allergic to it.
Ladies love makeup, it's a known fact. A little lipstick here, a little mascara there, and you're ready to knock the socks off at that party you're going to. Or you may prefer a little eye makeup and some blusher, and you're all set to dazzle people at work. Whatever may be your reason to wear makeup, we're guessing you use the waterproof kind―nobody likes their makeup partially wearing off while they're still AT the party/workplace, right!

Even though waterproof makeup is awesome, it is also harmful for your skin if you don't remove it at the end of your day. It contains chemicals, after all! There are countless makeup removers available in the market, and we have to agree, some of them are really good. However, they do tend to affect your wallet, and your skin, a fair bit. Instead of spending money and your time worrying about what the removers are doing to your skin, why not switch to natural methods instead? There are several ways to take off waterproof makeup without a makeup remover, and you'll find most of the things needed for this right in your house, or at the nearest store!
Olive Oil
Olive oil
This is one of the most common and popular natural methods of removing waterproof makeup. The problem with artificial makeup removers is that most of them claim to be "oil free", and they can rob your skin completely of necessary oils. You know what happens then―ugly breakouts, or dry, irritated skin, and let's face it, who would want that? Olive oil will not only remove your makeup, but it will also nourish your skin.
What you need
A few teaspoonfuls of olive oil, cotton wipes/soft cloth wipes, some water.

What to do
● Wash your face with plain water―don't scrub or use soap.
● Dip cotton wipes/soft cloth wipes in the olive oil.
● Gently dab your face/eyes with the wipes.
● Rinse off the oil residue.

If you want, you can also mix a little water with the olive oil. Some women prefer to leave on the oil for a while before rinsing it off. Depending upon your skin type, you can choose either option.
Coconut Oil
Coconut oil
Coconut oil is so incredibly versatile in nature! It has so many uses, it's almost baffling. How can just one natural product be awesome for your hair, your skin, and in your kitchen? But as most of us have experienced, it's true. Coconut oil is a wonderful, natural way to take off your makeup, including that stubborn eyeliner, and it's very easy to use too.
What you need
Coconut oil (extra-virgin preferred), water.

What to do
● Take some coconut oil on your fingertips.
● To remove eye makeup or facial makeup, gently massage the area with the oil. Let the oil stay on for a minute.
● Wash off the residue with water.

Instead of massaging with your fingers, you can also massage the made-up area with a cotton ball/wipe dipped in coconut oil. Coconut oil can also be used as a great hair mask or to remove stubborn hair sprays―just massage some oil into your hair before going to bed, and shampoo your hair as usual the next morning.
Vegetable Shortening
Vegetable shortening
Here's when your makeup remover comes from your refrigerator―vegetable shortening works just as well as artificial makeup removers and can help you take off stubborn mascara.
What you need
A little vegetable shortening (any good brand will do), cotton balls, water.

What to do
● Take a dab of vegetable shortening on your fingertips or on a ball of cotton.
● Gentle wipe the required areas with the shortening.
● Rinse off.

Vegetable shortening can be used just like any other oil.
Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil is a favorite among beauty experts, simply because of its many uses. It is a wonderful option for makeup removal, goes easy on the pocket, and does wonders to the skin!
What you need
A few teaspoonfuls of jojoba oil, water, cotton balls/cotton wipes, essential oils (optional).

What to do
● Take a some jojoba oil in a container and mix an essential oil in it. (Again, this is optional. Essential oils may not suit some skin types.)
● Massage the oil on your face gently with either your fingers or cotton wipes.
● Wash your face as usual.

Jojoba oil can also be used as a facial moisturizer―just apply a few drops of jojoba oil on damp skin.
Avocado Oil
Avocado oil
If you like eating avocados, you might also like using them for removing makeup! Avocado oil replenishes and hydrates the skin and is very gentle especially on the area around the eyes.
What you need
Some avocado oil, cotton wipes, water.

What to do
● Take some avocado oil in a bowl/cup.
● With the cotton wipes, massage your face/eyes with the oil.
● Rinse off.

If it suits you, you may choose to leave on some avocado oil to moisturize your skin.
Baby Shampoo
Baby shampoo
Surprised much? This gentle cleanser is not only great for babies (duh!), but it is also a pretty amazing makeup remover. It is inexpensive, definitely, and is so much more gentler than other makeup removers! While it may not be technically "natural", it is very gentle, nourishing, and there's a high chance you'll have this at home.
What you need
Baby shampoo, warm water, cotton wipes/cotton balls.

What to do
● Wet your face/ area around the eyes a little.
● Take a little baby shampoo on the cotton ball/your hand.
● Gently massage it in the required areas, and rinse off.

Avoid direct contact with your eyes, and rinse off thoroughly in case this does happen. Make sure you don't leave any residue on!

Alternatively, you can also use sweet almond oil, castor oil, or grape seed oil to remove your makeup naturally, depending upon your skin type. Every skin type is different, and it would be a good idea to find out what suits your skin best.

Also, ensure that you do not let any makeup remover come in direct contact with your eyes, as it might irritate them or cause redness. If any skin problem occurs, stop using the remover immediately, and if the problem persists, consult your doctor.