Tips to Remove Makeup From Your Skin and Clothes

How do you take makeup off without harming your skin? We'll guide you. Learn how to correctly remove both makeup and makeup stains.

How to Remove Makeup From Your Face and Makeup Stains

We love to put makeup. We love to dress in fancy clothes. And we love healthy-looking, blemish-free skin, whether it's achieved with a bit of concealer or a full coverage foundation.

But we don’t love is makeup on our clothes or makeup stains on our skin which can cause breakouts. But don’t you worry, we have made a list of some of the most effective tips to remove any and all makeup stains from your skin and clothes, in that order.

How to Remove Makeup Stains from your Skin

Removing makeup stains from your skin is the whole process for which you need to be gentle and not irritate your skin. Removing makeup may take time and effort on your part but, it is important to let your skin breathe after a long day of being covered with makeup.

Invest in a Good Quality Makeup Remover

A good quality makeup remover can help remove most of your make up in a jiffy. Try to invest in good brands as skincare is a luxury for sure. Makeup products such as waterproof or full coverage foundations and mascara require a little extra care when we remove them to not irritate our eyes or skin. You can either opt for makeup remover facial wipes or makeup remover creams for this.

Dip A Cotton Pad in Pure Oils for Removing Stains

Sometimes waterproof make-up can be quite a pain to remove but using everyday oils can make the task much easier than you can imagine. Still, you need to choose an oil that suits your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin then you should opt for sweet almond oil but if you have dry skin, avocado or apricot kernel oil would do the trick. If you have acne/prone skin, use jojoba oil to remove your makeup. Better yet, sunflower seed oil works best for all skin types.

Tip: Create a mixture by adding honey to the oil. This will help remove the makeup while simultaneously moisturizing your skin leaving it soft and supple. If you're not the one who likes the oily effect on your skin, you can also opt for baking powder instead. Just mix half a teaspoon of baking powder and honey and directly apply it on the stained area.

Psst: Cotton pads are more effective than cotton balls as the latter can leave fibers on your skin and lashes.

Wash the Stained Area with a Facial Soap

Firstly, rinse your face with warm water. This will help open up your pores. Clean the stained area with a facial soap for less than two minutes and then wash it off with cold water. This will close the pores and prevent any clogging. In fact, soap and water are way more effective than makeup wipes.

Dilute Apple Cider Vinegar to Remove Foundation and Lipstick Stains

Make a mixture of one part apple cider vinegar and two parts water. Pour the mixture over a cotton pad and gently wipe away your foundation and lipstick. This will prevent breakouts by regulating the pH level of the skin as well.

Always remember to moisturize your skin whenever you've finished removing makeup. Otherwise, your skin may become dry and flaky or irritated.

how to Remove Makeup Stains from your Clothes

Save your clothes, pillowcases, and bedding by removing makeup stains:

Shaving Cream for Foundation Stains

Nearly all our shirts have foundation stains on the collars or necklines from the time we'd applied foundation on our neck area but you don't need to worry when you have shaving cream.

You just need to rub some shaving cream on the foundation stain and wash it later. Trust us when we tell you that there will be no trace of the stain left.

Rubbing Alcohol for Lipstick Stains

Lipstick stains are quite common when you are changing in or out of your clothes. You can use rubbing alcohol or white vinegar to remove them. Just dab a cotton pad drenched in either alcohol or vinegar on the stain. Repeat this process for at least a week.

Liquid Dish Detergent for Eyeshadow or Blush Stains

Add some liquid dish detergent to warm water and let your clothes soak in it for a few hours. Afterward, use a toothbrush to lightly remove the stains. The liquid dish detergent will lose in the pigment hold on the clothes facilitating easy removal.

Acetone for Nail Polish Stains

Nearly all of us have faced the problem of nail polish stains on our clothes when we were applying that last coat. Sigh!

Don’t try to rub the nail polish with your fingers. It’ll only make your fingers a mess too. Instead, use a cotton pad dipped in acetone and cover the stain fully. Keep changing your cotton pad as soon as it absorbs the stain. Also, avoid rubbing aggressively at the stain.

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