Olive oil is probably something we all have in our pantry. This versatile oil can be used for a lot of things like baking, cooking, and even in making our signature salad dressings. When you are on a strict diet yet you still crave for something, a drizzle of olive oil on salads and wheat breads is the way to go.
But did you know that you can also use olive oil as a makeup remover? A lot of people have stood witness to this, and a lot (if not all) of beauty gurus on YouTube have testified to the benefits it can give our skin.
Why Use Olive Oil in Particular?
The reason why olive oil as a makeup remover is very popular is because amongst other types of oils, this is the only oil which “replicates” the composition of the human face. Using oil on oily skin may sound dumb for some, but have you heard of the oil cleansing method? Aside from being budget-friendly and good for the environment, washing your face with oil not only repairs your skin to give it that glow we’ve always wanted, but it also helps keep your face supple by not stripping away the natural oils needed for beautiful skin.
The beauty industry encourages us to use oil-free cleansers. They want us to believe that washing our face with oil is bad for us, and that it does nothing but clog our pores. However, this mentality is not true. For people with dry or sensitive skin, an oil-free facial cleanser would cause our face to be even drier and more sensitive. On the other hand, for people with oily skin, this would only give them a higher chance of having zits and pimples. Overall, washing with an oil-free cleanser does your skin no good.
How to Use Olive Oil as a Makeup Remover
There really is no science behind using it as a makeup remover. You just simply dab a cotton ball and apply it on your face. Let it sit for a while on your face before beginning the process of removing your makeup. The reason why you would want it to rest on your face is because while doing so, you are letting the oil do its job. Remember, an effective way to fight off oil is also with oil.
The oil would not feel greasy to the touch, so there is no reason to become worried if you are applying it for the first time. However, if you really are not comfortable in doing this, you could easily wipe off using a piece of tissue any excess oil that you feel is unnecessary.
The good thing about this makeup remover is that it is composed of oil alone. You don’t have to worry that there are harmful chemicals included which can be harmful for the skin, and destroy its natural pH. Also, while you are in the process of applying olive oil on your face, did you know that it can also prevent you from having skin cancer? So instead of buying expensive makeup removers, why not choose something cheaper and natural to add to your makeup arsenal?