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LouiseRose1954

So I went to Walmart and Target to purchase what I needed and I picked up a package of Equate fragrance free makeup remover wipes from Wal-Mart. I cannot pronounce half of what the ingredients are. I used them them first tme at the end of the night and my neck and face burned like crazy. Plus, I don't think they remove all the makeup and the fibers snag on my beard. I am shaving every morning, either with my Norelco rotating three blade rechargeable, or a five blade hand razor then using Witch Hazel and Jergen's Therapy Lotion after. This seems to calm down the burning from shaving before I apply makeup.

 

Is there a better makeup remover to use that won't burn and will remove all the makeup and don't snag on my beard? I heard Ponds or Oil of Olay are also used for this. Should I try one of those?

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Jani

As to makeup removal, you can use baby oil on cotton puffs, witch hazel will work too.  I wash with Noxema cleanser and that does a nice job and leaves my face feeling good.  Pond's or Olay would be good too.  Afterwards I'll apply some Equate (walmart brand) age control day cream.  It's very light and not oily.  It compares to Olay Age Defying lotion but is less expensive. 

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LouiseRose1954

Witch Hazel is a makeup remover too?  What doesn't it do?  Noxema. That was the name I was trying to think of. I used that before. Loved it?  Good. I can throw these torture wipes away. The only problem I have is using cotton puffs on this beard. The cotton gets caught in it.

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Josie Beth

There’s usually sleeves of little round cotton wipes at both Walmart or any dollar store. They are not as fluffy as cotton balls and should leave less behind. I was introduced to noxeema and sea-breeze when I was still a teenager and they both are good for facial cleansers. There’s also a lot of new facial cleansers and exfoliating creams on the market. To slow down 5 o’clock shadow I shave with aveeno positively smooth which really does keep my face smoother for longer. Exfoliating also helps expose any hair hiding under any dead skin cells so they don’t get missed during a shave. I’m using the same equate age defying cream both night and day, but I am seriously thinking about getting some meaningful beauty even though it’s expensive. Witch hazel is very versatile.  

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LouiseRose1954
Just now, Josie Beth said:

There’s usually sleeves of little round cotton wipes at both Walmart or any dollar store. They are not as fluffy as cotton balls and should leave less behind. I was introduced to noxeema and sea-breeze when I was still a teenager and they both are good for facial cleansers. There’s also a lot of new facial cleansers and exfoliating creams on the market. To slow down 5 o’clock shadow I shave with aveeno positively smooth which really does keep my face smoother for longer. Exfoliating also helps expose any hair hiding under any dead skin cells so they don’t get missed during a shave. I’m using the same equate age defying cream both night and day, but I am seriously thinking about getting some meaningful beauty even though it’s expensive. Witch hazel is very versatile.  

What is Sea Breeze and what do you recommend for exfoliating cream?

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Josie Beth

There’s lots of sugar or brown sugar based exfoliating creams, or you can look on YouTube for recipes to make it yourself. Also known as exfoliating scrubs. 

 

Sea breeze is is an astringent similar to witch hazel. It’s usually good for sensitive skin.

https://www.amazon.com/Sea-Breeze-Fresh-Clean-Astringent-Sensitive/dp/B000O8Y7TS

 

 

 

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EliAtkins
33 minutes ago, Josie Beth said:

There’s lots of sugar or brown sugar based exfoliating creams, or you can look on YouTube for recipes to make it yourself. Also known as exfoliating scrubs.

 

I actually used to make a lot of exfoliating scrubs.  If you're looking for a face cleanser, be careful with sugar because using too often can actually irritate the face.  I used to use baking soda in the ones for the face....baking soda, honey, and olive oil (most recipes call for either almond oil or coconut oil, but I have allergies to both of those) plus whatever essential oils for fragrance.

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Carolyn Marie

I use Almay pads to remove my eye makeup, and Noxema for the rest of my face, followed by Dove soap.

 

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Kirsten

I use charcoal makeup remover wipes and then wash with a Neutrogena daily face wash and follow that up with Elizabeth Arden face cream. 

 

A tip tip for the wipes is that if you wet your eyes with warm water before you use the wipes, they seem to work 100x faster and easier. 

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LouiseRose1954

Since I had the ingredients, I made the sugar with olive oil scrub and put peppermint oil in. I had a natural brown bar soap that looked like dark or maple oatmeal and used it to clean my face before using the scrub. The scrub felt wonderful. So is the sensitive sea breeze better than Witch hazel?

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LouiseRose1954
20 hours ago, EliAtkins said:

 

I actually used to make a lot of exfoliating scrubs.  If you're looking for a face cleanser, be careful with sugar because using too often can actually irritate the face.  I used to use baking soda in the ones for the face....baking soda, honey, and olive oil (most recipes call for either almond oil or coconut oil, but I have allergies to both of those) plus whatever essential oils for fragrance.

We just moved and for some reason I cannot find any baking soda. I know I had at least two boxes. But for now I am stuck with using the sugar. I will get the baking soda after the seventh. Or whenever they deposit my check.

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LouiseRose1954

Thanks Carolyn and Kirsten. I will have to try those.

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EliAtkins
1 hour ago, LouiseRose1954 said:

We just moved and for some reason I cannot find any baking soda. I know I had at least two boxes. But for now I am stuck with using the sugar. I will get the baking soda after the seventh. Or whenever they deposit my check.

 

Something I just thought of...  I don't know if it would help with the irritation in the beard area, but one trick I used to use when shaving my legs was to use an exfoliating scrub, shave and then use the exfoliating scrub again.  It left my legs feeling so soft and silky so I highly recommend it for shaving arms/legs/underarms.  I don't know if I'd want to do that with a sugar scrub on my face, but I figured I'd mention it in case it's something you wanted to try.

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LouiseRose1954

Baby oil was mentioned for removing makeup. I do not have that, but that led me to thinking maybe petroleum jelly would suffice. The sugar scrub was too irritating, so I will wait for the soda. I should get a check soon.  I tried the jelly and it worked. I removed the makeup, washed with my oatmeal soap, followed with Witch Hazel and moisturized with the Suave Advanced Therapy lotion.  My face felt really good and no stinging.

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Jani

I would imagine pet-jelly would work.  Just go light with it.  If you can find a way, the baby oil works very nice and leaves your face soft and smooth.  

 

Jani

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LouiseRose1954

Well I bought baby oil and a sleeve of cotton rounds. The first time I tried to use the baby oil on them and my rough beard they tore apart and left more cotton stuck to my beard that cotton balls. So I went back to the drawing board and decided to fold a half piece of paper towel into a small square and use it. That seems to work the best. Then I use Witch hazel. My face is usually still oily so I was with an oatmeal based brown bar soap and rinse in cold water. Then use the witch hazel again. Then I moisturize. By the way, has anyone heard of L'OJESETTE anti-aging creams? I have been using that for the past week for the moisturizer at night and in the morning. I do not notice anything different so far. Maybe after the required 30 days there will be a difference. A review site recommends Stemuderm instead. Maybe I should have read this review before buying. I will let you know if anything works.

LouiseRose

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SallyGreen

I use coconut oil in combination with face brush https://www.bestadvisers.co.uk/face-brush. I think it's the best natural way to remove makeup. Also, I think it's a good budget variant because coconut oil is really cheap and also moisturizing your skin. One in two.  

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