I am very particular on what i use on my face because i have very sensitive skin. So i try where possible to use natural products, to give my skin a break from the chemicals that are used in all skin care products.
I have found out that nothing beats Olive Oil.
I use it as a body moisturier, a facial scrub and recently started using it to remove makeup. I found Michelle Phan’s videos on You Tube very helpful. She has tons of videos on make up and natural beauty recipes on her blog Rice Bunny .
Here is her latest video (Using EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) as an eye make up remover.
Its light weight, although its oil it gets absorbed faily quick , removes eye make up ( i had eyeliner, khol and mascara), it moisturied my eyes and it did not irriate them or give me the blurry vision which i sometimes get when using commercial make up removers. Its a keeper for me 🙂
Try it out, let me know what you think of it.
I also discovered from Michelle, the wonders of using an asprin mask. Apparently if used regulary say 0nce a week is a recipe for clear skin. I try to use it once a week and my skin is not complaning lol.
The below quote is taken from Michelle’s blog
Aspirin mask is not something new, but many people are not aware of this amazing mask and the potential it has for clearing you skin!
This tutorial, you will need a bottle or a box of standard Aspirin.
Aspirin is made out of salicylic acid also known as Beta Hydroxy Acid, BHA for short.
BHA is an exfoliate and has anti-inflammatory properties. It causes the cells on the epidermis to unstick itself, removing the dead skin cells off and allowing regrowth for new skin. Studies have shown that BHA improves wrinkles, hyper pigmentation of the skin, photodamaged skin, roughness and acne.
Whenever you get a chance, visit your local drug store. You will see many skincare products that cater to acne prone skin tends to have Beta Hydroxy Acid in their ingredients. They usually come in at the concentration of a 1% and 2%.
The downside to Beta Hydroxy Acid? The skin becomes more susceptible to sensitivity of the sun by 50%. Meaning you will need a good SPF moisturizer after you use this mask. Find one that contains UVA AND UVB. UVB affects the outer layer of the epidermis (which causes sunburn) while UVA affects deeper into the skin which causes cancer.
Now that we know that aspirin is basically one of the main ingredient in many expensive acne products, we can be happy to know that aspirin costs a few dollars. With the unstable economy, the last thing we want to do is to spend hundreds of dollars on products that may not give promising results. With the aspirin mask, if it does not work for you, at least you can keep it in your cabinet for treat your mild pains.
Here is the video