It’s the morning after your wedding, and you finally have time to take a long, hot shower. As the water beats down on your tired body, all of the makeup from the previous night comes streaming off your face. But wait – is that foundation stuck in your pores? What about that eyeliner that’s starting to smudge again? Before you know it, your nice, relaxing shower has turned into a mini-battle against your leftover wedding makeup. Here are some ways to help remove heavy wedding makeup without too much elbow grease.
Tips to remove bridal makeup
If you’re wearing heavy wedding makeup, you’ll want to remove it before bed. Otherwise, you may wake up with raccoon eyes! Here are a few ways to remove your wedding makeup, no matter how stubborn it may be:
- Use a cotton pad soaked in makeup remover. Gently wipe away makeup, being careful not to tug at the skin.
- Use a mild cleanser and a soft washcloth. Massage the cleanser into the skin, then use the washcloth to remove it. This method may take a bit longer, but it’s gentle on the skin.
- Use an oil-based cleanser. These can effectively break down heavy makeup, but they may also leave your skin feeling oily.
- Use micellar water. This gentle cleanser can be used with a cotton pad to remove makeup without harsh rubbing.
Whichever method you choose, follow up with a moisturizer to help keep your skin hydrated.
Steps to make your own wedding makeup remover
Wedding makeup is often very heavy and can be difficult to remove. Store-bought makeup removers may not be strong enough to remove all of the makeup, or they may irritate your skin. Luckily, you can make your own gentle and effective makeup remover at home with just a few simple ingredients.
To make your own makeup remover, you will need:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup distilled water
- 1 teaspoon castile soap
- 10 drops of essential oil (optional)
Combine all of the ingredients in a glass jar and shake well. Apply a small amount to a cotton pad and gently wipe away makeup. Rinse with warm water if needed.
This homemade makeup remover is gentle enough for use on the most sensitive skin, and it will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized. The addition of essential oils gives the remover a pleasant scent and provides additional benefits for the skin.
If you’re looking for a more robust makeup remover, you can add 1/4 cup of vodka to the mixture. The vodka acts as an astringent and helps break down makeup and dirt more effectively. Just be sure to avoid getting any of the mixtures in your eyes!