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Ever have a hard time removing lip stains and eyeliner without looking like you were losing in a fight? Here's a simple solution that your skin can benefit from and can save you both time and money.
A lot of the basic make-up we wear (foundation, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick etc.) is usually oil based, unless it is stated otherwise as an "Oil Free" product. Oil is not only a natural moisturizer but it is also an important part of the formulation process.
I have been occasionally using the oil cleansing method for a while now and love how clean and vibrant my skin is after removing a day of makeup. Learn about the oil cleansing method here www.theoilcleansingmethod.com.
Despite contrary belief, oil will not make you break out and cause acne to flare up, in most cases, there are people who claim that it actually calms acne flare ups. Our skin produces oils naturally (sebum) and things like soap and hot water dry out our skin which makes it produce more oil to compensate. When you use oil to cleanse your face instead, it lets your skin know that it does not need to produce more oil and balances your sebum production. Acne is bacteria. Dirt is attracted to oil which only makes sense why oil would be best to use in order to pull dirt from your pores and give you a deeper cleaning. You have the choice to follow the instructions exactly as listed under the oil cleansing method or you can simply tweak it to your preference like I have below. Yes, it feels crazy when you first try this method because we have been conditioned to believe that putting oil on our face is bad for our skin, especially for acne prone skin.
Here are 5 easy steps I take to clean my whole face when wearing foundation:
1. I apply oil (olive) on my face.
2. I wet a wash cloth with warm/borderline hot water and squeeze out the excess.
3. I wipe my face
4. I repeat until make up is removed.
5. Use a very gentle and mild cleanser.
I don't wear foundation everyday and for those who don't at all, here is an alternative to removing eye makeup or lipstains:
1. Rub oil unto your eyelids until the makeup starts to break up.
2. Take a cotton pad and gently remove the oil along with the makeup from your skin.
3. Wash your face regularly with whatever products you desire or use.
These steps are NOT the oil cleansing method but my own tweaked method. The oil cleansing method is great when you have time but can be a bit much for everyday make up. Oil based wipes are also great for make up removal but they won't have the same benefits or deep cleanse like the oil cleansing method can.