Updated March 1, 2019
With so many different makeup removers to choose from, things can get a little frustrating at the drugstore and the makeup counter. We ask ourselves, “Will it break me out?” “Will it really remove that stubborn waterproof mascara?” The list goes on and on.
I used to swear by Almay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover Pads, and it really is a great product. They are fantastic at removing eye makeup with ease. I, however, found myself wanting to remove more than just my eye makeup. Also, I went through these babies so quickly, as I was using them to remove more than just my eye makeup.
I tried bottles of eye makeup remover with cotton pads, and that worked… eh, alright, but nothing special. I couldn’t justify spending money on some weird substance that supposedly was “oil free” to put on my face to remove my makeup.
I know you all have Extra Virgin Olive Oil in your kitchen. I mean, who doesn’t? I use it all the time in my cooking. But this little versatile oil is a lot more versatile than you think.
It pretty much is the best makeup remover ever.
I take the big ol’ bottle from my pantry and pour some into a little travel bottle (can be found near the travel-sized toiletries in the grocery/drug store). I leave it in my bathroom at all times!
To remove my makeup, I pour a quarter-sized amount into my palm and rub it over my entire face, including my eyes (gently). I do this for up to 30 seconds. I follow up with some warm water, and then I cleanse with my regular cleanser (I use Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Clarifying Gel Cleanser) with my Clarisonic.
You’re probably thinking, “but doesn’t oil break you out?”
Well, yeah, it probably will if you just slob it all over your face and leave it there. All I know is that I do have acne-prone skin and this has never broken me out. Be your own detective and know what works and what doesn’t work for your skin. Since this oil is on my skin for maybe a minute tops, I wouldn’t expect it to break me out. EVOO has actually helped my skin stay clear! No traces of makeup on my face at night = no clogged pores!
So, give this a try and let me know what you think about it! Sometimes turning to natural ingredients and our own pantries can actually provide something better than any cosmetic company can produce!
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