I’m 100% convinced there is no better feeling in the world than taking off your makeup after a long day. I feel more relaxed now just thinking about it. Back in college, I used to fall asleep with my smoky eyeshadow and pounds of foundation on. But now, I can’t fall asleep without taking my makeup off. I will wash off my makeup in a comatose state before I go to bed with it on my face.
I was a huge fan of makeup remover wipes. They’re super simple + convenient. BUT, when I realized they were filled with sketchy ingredients, I switched to another makeup remover method.
This method isn’t fancy or glamorous. It’s just easy, cheap and effective!
Here’s what I do:
- Pour about a dime size amount of oil (read below about oils) onto your fingertips.
- Rub oil ALL over your face in gentle circular motions (especially over your eyes and eyelashes to get that mascara off!) You will see the makeup start to breakup and smear all over your face…. that means it’s working!
- Run a washcloth under warm water and lay it on your face to steam your pores (this step is optional if you’re feeling fancy, but it does feel good!)
- Wipe off oil and makeup with a warm washcloth.
- Wash your face with your normal cleanser and continue with your skincare routine
⭐️ Few important points!
- If rubbing oil on your face freaks you out, don’t panic. It actually balances the pH of your skin which keeps your natural oils in your skin (gives you that glow!). Look up the benefits of oil cleansing if you don’t believe me!
- You will look kindaaaa crazy when rubbing the oil everywhere, especially if you are wearing heavy eye makeup. But that’s the fun part because you know it’s working to get that gunk OFF!
- You can experiment with using different oils. I have used coconut oil in the past, but it can be comodogenic so if you are acne prone or have sensitive skin, I’d probably pass. I use grape seed oil, jojoba oil or avocado oil and love them all! Options you can use are: grape seed oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, castor oil, rosehip oil, coconut oil (be cautious!)
- Use quality, 100% organic, cold pressed oils! This just makes sense. You don’t wanna skimp out on quality oils and rub pesticides in your face.
- Where can you buy them? I get them at Whole Foods or Amazon. Amazon gives you more choices and with Prime, it’s easiest for me
Let me know how you like this method! Find what works best for you. I’m in the process of experimenting with DIY makeup remover wipes so stay tuned for more on that soon!