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Easy, Clean Eyes! March 11, 2010

Makeup, sweat, dust and dirt are just a few of the things that get in and around our eyes throughout the day.  If you are anything like me, eye makeup is a staple before anything else — forget never leaving the house without lipstick, give me my mascara!

The only problem is at the end of the day — you can end up rubbing your eyes raw with soap, or special makeup removers that contain all kinds of chemicals.  Chemicals —— in your eyes!!!  That just doesn’t sound very safe or healthy to me, no matter what the product says!

My solution is a very simple one that everyone probably has in their house, just not in their bathroom!  It works better than any chemical, will save you money on makeup removers (because you probably already buy it), is all natural and actually conditions the skin around your eyes (as well as your lashes) preventing wrinkles and sagging around your eyes!

What is it?

Olive oil. Yep, my Italian heritage keeps amazing me with tricks all the time.  Olive oil is really a helpful tool to have around in many different ways (but that’s for another post).

To use it as a makeup remover, simply dab some onto a cotton ball and swipe over your eyelids.  It doesn’t hurt (or do anything bad) if you get some in your eye and olive oil molecules are too large to get trapped in your skin cells or pores — therefore, using it will not cause breakouts or clogged pores.

Your makeup will come off faster than you ever thought and your lashes will become stronger and healthier.  Keep a travel size bottle of it in your bathroom to save trips to the kitchen!  Come on and give it a try, you’ll be glad you did!

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