If you read my blog regularly, you know that I have dry skin…. and its a huge pain in my ass! I’ve been doing some research into more natural, beauty items, to help me swap out chemicals wherever I can. No I’m not going 100% natural, doctor hating crazy woman (no offense if you are).. I just think a happy medium is nice.
- All natural
- Easy to find
- Cost effective (depends on your preference)
- Removes makeup as, or more effectively than actual makeup remover
- DOESNT DRY MY SKIN OUT AT ALL!!!!
Yes, the kind you cook with! Before you click off this page and call me bat shit crazy, take a second and Google Cleansing Oil. There are a ton, on top of that MAC does one, with “oils of olive fruit”.
Oh and did I mention that you can eat it? I’m pretty comfortable with putting something I can eat on my face, that’s just me though.
I’ve taken to using this to rather than normal products because I’m trying to take out unnecessary steps that contribute to my dryness. That and I’m tired of rubbing things into my face with 25 letter, 7 syllable names. They should be cleansing my face, not pickling it.
I do still wash my face with a gentle cleanser afterwards (I’ve been using the Neutrogena Transparent Facial Bar, which is only $2.69 at Walmart), because I don’t feel the need to leave the extra oil on my face.
This is really great for taking off your eye makeup since it literally melts off everything with minimal pulling, tugging, rubbing, and other actions that cause wrinkles! It does not burn my eyes, but I have heard that for some people it can cause some irritation. So remember that if you try this!
I keep a small bottle in the cabinet of my makeup room, (olive oil should be kept in a cool, dark place to avoid spoiling) and I put it on a cotton square just like you would do with any other remover. Sometimes I put it in my hand and go straight to my face.
There are plenty of articles around about the benefits of using Olive Oil as a beauty item, however there is also an equal amount of negative articles about why not to. Sadly, today you can’t really believe anyone, because everyone is out for their own agenda or personal gain. So if this seems like something you would be interested in, please do your homework and pay attention to your skin!!
I have been removing my makeup with the same Olive Oil that’s in my kitchen, for 3 weeks now with no ill effects! No extra breakouts, (yes even my dry crusty self breaks out), and no eye irritation! I’m very pleased with the state my skin is currently in, I’m actually seeing a reduction in the redness, and dry patches that I’m going to credit to this since it’s the only thing I’ve changed. The money I’m saving on my facial cleansing routine isn’t bad either!
Please remember that everyone’s face is different, and what works for some may not work for others.
Have you tried Olive Oil as a makeup remover before, and if not…. would you???
While I’m on the topic of dry skin people problems, I have a link to a post on the HSN blogs “6 Must Read Tips for Healthy Winter Hair” <-clickable. (I promise it’s a real link, and no I don’t get paid if you click it. :p) I have dry EVERYTHING all year round, so I do some of the things on this list all year. Mostly the skipping shampoo days, I only wash my hair maybe twice a week.