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How to Remove Waterproof Mascara?

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Radhika Bhatia

Removing waterproof mascara can be a hassle. But don't worry! We've got you covered with these brief tips on how to remove waterproof mascara.

Every makeup lover knows that waterproof mascara has become an essential part of every woman’s beauty routine. 

Women love how it creates a more dramatic look with more definition and volume. Any normal mascara can be ruined by water, sweat, and tears.

When your mascara is ruined, it's time to run to the nearest drugstore or beauty supply store. That is why a good waterproof mascara has become a staple for every woman,

However, waterproof formula is often not always the best when it comes to our sensitive eyes. It needs to be carefully and gently removed at the end of the day with the rest of your makeup. 

Don't worry! We've got you covered. 

Keep reading for brief tips on how to remove waterproof mascara.

Table of Contents:

  • Remove Waterproof Mascara With Baby Oil
  • Use Coconut Oil
  • Use Warm Water and a Q-Tip
  • Try Baking Soda
  • Prepare a Cocoa Butter and Water Solution
  • Remove Waterproof Mascara With Hair Dryer
  • Apply Beauty Cream to Your Eyes
  • Use Makeup Remover Wipes

Remove Waterproof Mascara With Baby Oil

Mascara remover wipes are convenient and easy to use, but they're also expensive! If you're looking for an inexpensive alternative to drugstore brands, you can just make your own. 

Use baby oil and cotton balls instead of wiping liquid and paper towels. 

The idea is to use baby oil as a makeup remover. Dip a cotton ball in the oil and gently wipe it across your lashes. Since you're using a waterproof mascara, this process will need to be repeated a few times before the makeup is completely removed.

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The beauty of baby oil is that it's gentle enough to be used on most skin types! 

Simply dab on your face with a tissue afterwards to remove any excess oil and make sure your skin doesn't get too oily. If you're not comfortable removing your mascara with baby oil, you can also try using coconut oil or olive oil. 

Castor oil works well too and is gentle on your skin. Try out the cold-pressed Castor Oil by Wow Skin Science which is not just good for eyebrows, but also nourishes the hair, scalp, lips and nails.

Also, make sure that you use a new cotton ball every time. So, you don't spread bacteria from your old cotton balls onto your skin.

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Use Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a natural, lightweight moisturizer that can help remove heavy makeup. It can also be used in removing waterproof mascara.

Start by adding a few drops of coconut oil on your hands. If you are using an inexpensive or drug store brand, it’s likely that the product is not hypoallergenic.

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This means that it may contain some ingredients like bismuth oxychloride or talc, which are known to cause irritation on contact with the eyes. To avoid this, make sure you use only organic coconut oil. 

Next, take off your makeup by using a face cloth and warm water. You can also use warm milk if that’s what you have on hand. 

Once the makeup has been removed, apply a few drops of coconut oil to your lashes and gently massage your eyelids with them. 

Then, wash off the oil from your lashes and eyelids with lukewarm water. When you have finished rinsing, remove excess water from your eyes by blotting them with a face cloth or tissue. 

Your eyelashes should now be relatively easy to remove. You should also see less product on your lashes because they are now moist, making it easier to peel off the mascara.

This will get rid of most of the mascara on your lashes without any harsh chemicals or rubbing that can irritate your eyes. 

You can also use olive oil to remove waterproof mascara. But you should be aware that it may take quite a bit longer depending on how well your mascara is adhering to your lashes. 

Use Warm Water and a Q-Tip

One of the best ways to remove waterproof mascara is by using warm water and a q-tip. Simply apply the warm water to the end of your mascara wand, then place it on the outer layer of your eye.

Then gently rub your eyes in circles. This should help loosen up any leftover mascara from within your eyelashes and gently remove it from your eye. Once you are finished, rinse out your eye with cold water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Also, never use tweezers to remove mascara from your lashes. This can damage your lashes and lead to infection.

When thinking of how to remove waterproof mascara, you should consider using a pre-treatment as well. These can be applied before mascara application. 

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They act as an extra coat of mascara that helps prevent smudging and clumping at the same time. They also help to prevent irritation from the mascara itself, which makes them great for sensitive skin or contact lens wearers alike!

If you have sensitive skin, try applying a warm washcloth over your eyes for a few minutes before removing the mascara. This should help soothe any irritation that may be causing you discomfort while removing the mascara from your eyelashes.

Try Baking Soda

Baking soda is a natural cleanser that can remove waterproof mascara. The application method is discussed here in brief.

Baking soda and water are the only two ingredients you will need to make the solution that will help remove all the waterproof mascara from your eyes. 

To make this solution, mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 2 cups of water in a bowl or cup. Use your fingers to combine the ingredients until it is fully dissolved.

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To remove mascara wet your cotton ball with cold water and dip it into a bowl of the baking soda solution. This gives the mixture a soft texture that will dissolve the mascara easily.

Gently rub the wet cotton ball on the eyelashes to remove the clumps and rinse them with cold water. You will notice that your lashes are now free of mascara and look beautiful!

Removing waterproof mascara with baking soda doesn't have to be difficult once you get used to the process. 

However, you can save yourself time by doing this project at home and avoiding those pesky mascaras that dry out after just a few uses.

Prepare a Cocoa Butter and Water Solution

To use this method, start by prepping your skin. Apply a light layer of moisturizer to the area where mascara needs to be removed. This will help soften the skin and minimize any discomfort. 

If you wear contact lenses, you will want to take them off before beginning this process. You should also wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eye makeup or other sensitive areas on your face.

Now the ingredients for the remover solution are simple and easy to find at any grocery store or drugstore. 

You need two tablespoons of cocoa butter, a tablespoon of water, and a cotton ball. You will also need a bowl that is small enough for the mixture to go in, but large enough for the mixture to not spill over. 

The recipe will take about one minute to make. Once everything is prepared, it’s time to start the process! The process only takes five minutes and can be done at home while in your pajamas!

Take two tablespoons of cocoa butter and one tablespoon of water in a bowl. Mix these two ingredients together until they are completely combined. Then, use a cotton swab to apply this mixture directly onto the area around your eyes.

While this solution removes waterproof mascara from your eyelids, it may cause irritation if you don’t remove the solution properly. The solution does not need to come into contact with other sensitive areas of your skin in order for it to be effective.

Therefore, you should be careful when removing the solution from your eyes. To prevent further irritation, simply wash your hands thoroughly after removing the makeup and then pat your eyelids with a towel.

Remove Waterproof Mascara With Hair Dryer

Another easy way to remove waterproof mascara is by using a hair dryer. This is the best option for those who want to quickly take off their mascara without having to wash their face. Here is a brief guide on how to remove waterproof mascara using a hair dryer.

First, you're going to want to find a safe space where you won't be bothered. You can try your bathroom mirror, but it's best to use a different room in your house. Next, grab a spare towel and generously wipe your face with it, making sure that all the excess mascara is removed.

If there are any stubborn clumps of mascara on your eyelashes or near your eye, gently remove them with a pair of tweezers and discard them. This will prevent you from transferring the mascara onto your skin while you're spraying water on your face!

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Next, take out the dryer and turn it on its lowest setting. Place the nozzle about an inch from your closed eye lids. This is to ensure that heat will be focused directly on your eyes but make sure it's not too close or else it'll burn. The air should be warm enough for you to feel comfortable without burning yourself or others nearby.

Continue with the process for all remaining lashes. Once you are done with all the lashes, finish up by washing away any leftover residue in the shower or sink. Then pat yourself dry with another towel.

Remember that removing waterproof mascara using a hair dryer might take some time. But it’s not hard to do. Just be careful not to hurt yourself or anyone else in the process.

Apply Beauty Cream to Your Eyes

You can remove waterproof mascara by using a cream cleanser. Beauty creams are typically designed with ingredients like vitamin E and Shea butter that help moisturize and nourish your skin to give it a healthy glow. 

Another ingredient in beauty cream is aloe vera, which removes makeup even when it's waterproof. 

Aloe Vera Face Wash with Brush by Wow Skin Science is highly recommendable for not just makeup removal, but also for nourishing your skin while avoiding skin irritations.

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To remove waterproof mascara, first apply a small amount of beauty cream to your ring finger. Then, rub the cream on the eyelid and over the lashes. 

When applying the cream cleanser, remember to use a cotton swab or clean hands to rub it onto the areas of the eyelids that are not covered in mascara.

Massage the cream into the eyelid with gentle circular motions for one minute. Reapply this step as necessary until all traces of mascara have been removed from the lashes. Then rinse your eyes with water and pat them dry.

Apply eye drops if necessary for added relief from dryness and irritation.

It's important to take care of your skin after you remove waterproof mascara. It's best to keep your eyes closed and your head tilted downward for a few minutes while the cream cleanser penetrates the oil or water-soluble makeup on your eyelashes.

After you remove your makeup with a beauty cream, you want to make sure that you cleanse your skin properly.

Use Makeup Remover Wipes

If you’re looking for an easy way to remove mascara, opt for makeup remover wipes. They’re a quick and simple solution that will help you get the job done.

Mascara is tough to remove, but makeup remover wipes will do the trick. Mascara has a lot of oil in it which can make it harder to remove. The makeup remover wipe removes all the excess oils on your skin and helps the makeup come off more easily. This also helps prevent any irritation or allergic reactions.

To get the best out of these wipes, make sure you follow the instructions on the box. They may be different depending on what type of product you have used and how long it takes for that particular brand's formula to be effective.

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For example, for a better result when removing eye makeup, wipe in a circular motion around the eyes. This will help to take off all the makeup from underneath your eyes as well.

The best way to use these wipes is with a clean, dry face and clean hands. Make sure you don’t touch the remaining wipes in the pack as they will become contaminated and bacteria will grow there. Also make sure that you’re not wearing any oils or lotions before using this product. Because they may prevent the wipe from working properly or at all.

Mascara is a wonderful asset to any beauty routine but removing it can be tricky. Especially if you have sensitive eyes.

Using the techniques discussed in this article, and some highly useful products available at Wow Skin Science, you will surely be able to remove waterproof mascara with ease.

If you are someone who loves to use a waterproof mascara, go ahead and use it. Now you don't need to worry about smudging or getting your eyes all yucky-wet!

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Radhika Bhatia

I'm a content writer, copywriter, and blogger with a background in marketing, planning, and eCommerce. I specialize in beauty writing, including skincare, cosmetics, wellness, aesthetics, and health. Classically trained and idea-savvy, I love living in the present.

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