I never expected to say this but one of my favorite honeymoon reads was The Honest Life by celeb, Jessica Alba. Her collection of tips for living more naturally inspired to make a small change to my beauty routine.
An aesthetician once told me some cooking oils, like grapeseed and coconut oil, make great makeup removers too–so I recently swapped out my chemical-filled makeup remover wipes for a bottle of au natural grapeseed oil.
I’ve used it nightly for over four months now and love it! The oil’s properties make it perfect for the waterproof stuff too which I’ll occasionally wear if I fear I’ll be caught in a downpour or download a tear-jerker on iTunes. So much so that I’ll never again buy another eye makeup remover from the drug store again.
Each night dampen my whole face with water, pour a dab of oil onto a cotton ball and lightly press it onto my eye. I hold it there for a few seconds before gently rubbing my eyeliner and mascara away and repeating. Afterwards I use a gentle facial cleanser to wash the rest of my face which helps remove any excess oil left behind.
Try it! I can’t recommend it enough.
If you’re used to using oil-free makeup remover, switching to grapeseed oil will likely take a little getting used. Most nights I welcome a little extra moisture around the eyes but if it bothers you, gently blot your eyes afterwards. Just grab a pair of scissors, cut up a few tissues and keep them in your medicine cabinet–a small square is all you’ll need.
Let me know how you like it!
Beauty products: Any natural products you use and love?
PS. Another favorite beauty treatment perfect for Fall