Who would have ever thought the best products to remove your makeup would be found inside your pantry? With oil cleansers on the rise, you can find thousands of variations in just about every brand known to woman ranging from liquid oil to solid balms. They are an effective and gentle way to remove makeup, while avoiding the irritation from wipes and alcohol burn from traditional makeup removers. Its important to take your makeup off at the end of the day and essentially do a “double cleanse”; removing foundations, powders and mascaras, and come back to cleanse the dirt and pollution from the day.
The good news is, you don’t have to pay an astronomical price just to remove your makeup. Extra virgin olive oil is an amazing dupe for every oil cleanser on the market. It provides the same, if not more benefits to your skin than you’d find in department store brands. Its not overly greasy feeling and will gently remove all of your makeup while clearing your skin of dirt and grime.
Now, I know the concept of putting straight up oil on your face can sound terrifying, especially if you have oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. However, olive oil is actually amazing for those skin types as it is super gentle and won’t clog pores. It can, also, be used as a super rich moisturizer, even replace anti-aging products as the 3 antioxidants it contains (vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols) help to combat environmental radicals that can destroy and damage the skin. Olive oil is also quite versatile so it can be used in homemade face masks, as a hand and cuticle moisturizer, and replacement for shave cream.
Olive, coconut, and vitamin E oils help you look beautiful both on the inside and out. You will receive a altitude of benefits and save a lot of cash per month just by looking in your kitchen.
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