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.
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.
If you’ve boiled your water, let the water cool a few minutes and then mix while it’s still warm. Stir until the coconut oil is completely dissolved.
Add two tablespoons of witch hazel and stir to combine. Witch hazel helps whisk away makeup, fights bacteria and reduces inflammation.
Grab your cotton rounds and insert them into your container. Press down to fit in as many wipes as possible.
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.
Stephanie Gerber is the founder of HelloGlow.co where she blogs about DIY beauty ideas, healthy recipes, green-cleaning tips and wellness.