Anyone who spends all day away from home knows that the moment of removing make-up can provide a few minutes of indescribable pleasure. And to carry out this task, there are many products available on the market, for different skin types and with different textures. But the latest trend in the world of beauty is to take advantage of the multifunctionality of an unusual product: olive oil.
Netizens believe that salad dressing can dissolve all makeup and remove oil from the skin, after all, if we remember the chemistry lessons well, such as removal. And if olive oil is so rich in oil, why wouldn’t it be the perfect product to act as a skin care cleanser?
Doctor. Camila Rosa, a dermatologist specializing in black skin in São Paulo, believes that olive oil can be used to remove make-up effectively. “Put a few drops of olive oil in the palm of your hand and gently heat the product. Massage your face well in circular movements and then wash it with your usual facial soap”, details the doctor.
But the specialist leaves a warning, you have to be careful to completely remove any trace of oil, otherwise it can be a trigger for acne, especially for those who already have oily skin.
Meanwhile, said Dr. Patricia Silvera, a dermatologist specializing in natural cosmetics from Rio de Janeiro, explains that there is a wide variety of vegetable oils to remove dirt from the face. Therefore, doing it specifically with olive oil is not a problem in itself, but jojoba, avocado and passion fruit oils, for example, are more compatible with facial skin.
“The Brazilian Association of Dermatology has not made a public statement on homemade cosmetics, but has already posted on its Instagram about the dangers of using ingredients ‘in nature’ directly on the skin, which can be contaminated with bacteria and fungi,” warns the Dr. . Patricia.
The biomedical specialist in Aesthetics and Integrative Natural Cosmetology Dr. Rafaela Rabelo, from Brasilia, confirms that olive oil is registered as food and not as a cosmetic at Anfisa. “The biggest problem with using it as a make-up remover is that it is made up of, among other things, fatty acids. This chemical compound, in contact with the skin’s sebum, acts as a deep cleanser, but it adheres very strongly to the skin. and it requires countless cleaning steps to completely remove the oil,” explains Rafa.
What was supposed to be a facilitator of the routine ends up making the task difficult, which is supposed to be simple and effective. Aside from risking acne breakouts, why go to bed with your face smelling like salad? Bet on safe products on the market that suit your needs and leave the olive oil for cooking time.