Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Clean slate

Okay, today let's talk makeup removers. I can't even begin to stress how important removing your makeup at the end of the day is. So much harm can be done to your skin if makeup is left on before you go to sleep. Our skin regenerates during the night when our bodies are at rest so having clean moisturized skin is vital.

So many women use the excuse of being too tired or too exhausted to remove their makeup some nights, but no matter how tired you may be there is no excuse for not removing your makeup. Cleaning my face before bed time is a routine I never miss, and I do mean never. Okay, enough with the nagging now.

For the easiest, quickest way to remove your makeup just head to the kitchen and grab your handy bottle of olive oil. You can also use jojoba oil for this. Just massage your dry, made up face with a very thin layer of olive or jojoba oil before washing your face with your regular cleanser. It will get off all traces of foundation, eye makeup, and whatever else you may use. You can also put a few drops on a cotton pad or ball and use just to remove your eye makeup. Just wipe gently over your eyes until the makeup is all gone. Just remember to never tug or pull as the eye area is very sensitive.

Olive oil and jojoba oil are super gentle and nonirritating. They work for all skin types. They are also very affordable and easy to find!

What do you use to remove your makeup?


  1. At the moment I am trying and loving Liz earle cleanse and polish.

  2. I don't know if my comment went through or not, so I'm sorry if this is my second one to you! I think I will try to use olive oil tonight! I usually just use my yes to carrots cleanser or wipes, but my cleanser is an exfoliant (not so much for eyes) and the wipes are a little tough on my eyes. So this sounds perfect! Thanks for the great idea!

  3. Thanks for sharing Jolieme. I'll have to check that cleanser out!

    Jaimee, I'm sorry if the comments werent working. Someone else told me that as well. I used to use those same wipes, but oil gets it all off so much better! I hope the oil works for you! Let me know if you like it =)

  4. Very informative post. Thanks for taking the time to share your view with us.


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