[Katie Noble | Entertainment Editor]
Oil-based makeup removers aren’t new, but have you ever thought of removing your makeup with an oil? Now I’m talking not about regular cooking oils, I’m talking about high-quality organic oils like jojoba, argan, or sweet almond. Surprisingly, oils make great makeup removers and unlike wipes, they leave your skin thoroughly cleansed and super soft. And if you have oily skin, jojoba is great as it’s extremely similar to our own skin oils. It really gets deep into your pores and helps balance your skin. Use oils, and your skin may even end up less oily, awesome! Plus, buying organic oils is a lot cheaper than buying multiple packs of makeup wipes that strip your skin (and your bank balance).
All you need to do is pour a little organic oil into your hand (organic is important), smooth over your skin to dislodge the makeup, massage in, and then remove with a warm, damp cloth.
What oil should I use?
For really dry skin: argan, rosehip, sweet almond, shea
For normal to dry skin: rosehip, sweet almond, extra virgin olive
For combination to oily skin: jojoba, rosehip
Make sure your oils are cold-pressed, organic, and unprocessed for optimal effect!