But what are the side effects?
Is there anything people won’t try in the name of beauty? Apparently not. Because these days, beauty bloggers are inspiring us to shave our faces, use Vagisil as primer and smear our faces with a green gooey fenugreek seed facemask. Nine out of ten times, these new beauty hacks not only work, they do the job better than anything else we’ve ever tried. But the latest make-up trick has the internet freaking the f*** out.
Enter beauty vlogger, Maria Yeager, who recently found herself in hot water after posting a tutorial that showed her using men’s shaving gel as makeshift make-up remover. Hypothetically, this trick would be a helpful for those nights you stay at your boyfriend’s house and forget your make-up remover and cleanser. But, the question is, what effect could it have on your skin? After all, this isn’t a smashed avocado we’re talking about.
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Yet, when you look at the ingredients of most shaving foams and gels, the ingredients aren’t too shabby. In fact, most of them are formulated with things like sorbitol – used primarily as a humectant in skin care – and palmitic acid – a very good emollient. Problem is, the skin around our eyes is far too sensitive to deal with a few of the other ingredients found in shaving foam. So, although it may suffice as a make-up remover for the rest of your face, it certainly isn’t the ideal candidate to be used to take off your eyeshadow and mascara. Unless you don’t mind irritated eyes and super sensitive skin.
At the end of the day, it’s fine for a one off – if you’re not wearing eye make-up. But if you’re looking to invest in the best make-up remover for your skin type, we suggest you look at a safer option like a lotion. Even olive oil can work wonders.