Looking for a fantastic and affordable face/eye makeup remover? You’ll notice that some are a bit pricey, or if you’ve ever purchased a cheap one you’ll see that the quality is awful. Moreover, the harsh chemicals used in eye/face makeup removers can cause an allergic reaction, irritation, or dry your skin out. Yikes!
That is why I propose that you use something natural and something gentle like vegetable oil. Yes, oil. Eye/makeup removal with extra virgin olive, grape-seed, avocado, almond, or jojoba oil has many benefits. It restores moisture, softness, smoothness, and luminosity to the skin that has been loss. It also helps protect the skin. Rest assured that this will not cause any skin complications. I have oily/combo acne-prone skin, and I use oil as my eye/face makeup remover. Oil is not terrible, if you use it properly. 🙂
For directions on how to use this magical product that keeps our pockets full and our skin looking fabulous, check below. 😉
- Take a cotton face pad (small, flat, and round pads) and wet it with warm water until soaked.
- Apply a dime size amount of oil to the pad.
- Remove face makeup using upward strokes toward the temple.
- Keep repeating steps 1 & 2 until all face makeup has been removed.
- Rinse the oil off with warm water after all makeup has been removed.
- Move on to the eyes.
- After completing steps 1 & 2 (above), take the pad and gently drag the cotton pad from the eyebrow downwards to the bottom of the eye area.
- Keep repeating until all eye makeup has been removed from the eyebrows to the bottom of the eye area.
- Rinse the oil off the eyes with warm water after all makeup has been removed.
- Wash the face with facial cleanser. Avoid the eye area.
Tip: For waterproof and/or stubborn mascara, hold the cotton pad over the eyelashes for 30 seconds to a minute. Then very gently drag the cotton pad downwards.
By the way, you may feel a small bit of oil left on your face and eyes after rinsing. That’s okay. You just want to take the majority of the oil off. The rest will be removed after washing your face. Of course, don’t use facial cleanser on your eyes. Use a soft damp cloth to remove any excess oil from the eyes. After you wash your face, your skin will feel hydrated not stripped of moisture! I hope you will consider trying this. 🙂