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A DIY EYE MAKEUP REMOVER, PLUS THE 5 BEST STORE-BOUGHT OPTIONS

Jul 24, 2013

A DIY Eye Makeup Remover, Plus The 5 Best Store-Bought Options

One of the most important things women can do for themselves is to maintain a daily skin regimen. After all, your skin is your largest organ and can't be replaced. While cleansing and moisturizing come naturally, many women skimp on an integral part of the routine: removing eye makeup. Leaving eye makeup on overnight can result in irritation and even infection.

In our search for the best eye makeup removers, we discovered an easy, DIY solution, thanks to Frugally Sustainable. You need just three ingredients: distilled water, castile soap, and olive oil.

If you'd prefer store-bought eye makeup remover, you have two options. The solution to cutting through heavy eye makeup is an oil-based remover (baby oil and Vaseline are inexpensive alternatives). However, this often leaves an oily residue. And for women with sensitive eyes and skin, this may cause irritation, not to mention a greasy feel. Enter oil-free makeup removers, which are just as effective.

Here are five acclaimed eye makeup removers that have been praised by aestheticians and women searching for the perfect product.

By Eunice Park

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