The magic of olive oil

This is my beauty discovery I found out a few days ago. For many of you it might be very well known and too simple. But I hope someone will find this useful.

What do you do when you run out of makeup remover? I checked my kitchen closets instead of running into the closest drugstore and my eyes got caught up by extra virgin olive oil. And then I thought that there is a  kind of makeup removers which are oil based, so maybe olive oil would help me to get rid at least of  a bit of my makeup. I took cotton pad and soaked it a bit with oil and gently cleaned around my eyes and all over the face. Finally I removed excess oil with a warm towel. I was pleasantly surprised by how good it worked! It may be even better than makeup removers from a shop. Plus it is cheap, 100% natural, gentle (so you can use it for your eyes). Besides olive oil is well known for moisturizing skin (it even conditions eyelashes!).

Tip: Before removing makeup hold your head over hot, steaming water. It would help to open skin pores and make it easier for cleansing. (

I was just wondering if it can be used for oily skin. Oil on oil doesn’t sound really good, but I might be wrong. If you have any experience with that please share it:)