Cleansers and Makeup removers strip your skin of it’s natural oils and off-sets the skin’s natural pH. When skin’s beneficial barrier is broken down, it can not protect itself as well from invading bacteria. Not good! After years of trying almost every skin product you can think of and not having lasting results, I was fed up. Even so called gentle products were just irritating my skin. I got the idea of using only water to wash my face from a hair dresser I went to years ago that said she suffered from acne as a teen and when she started using only water to was her face, her break outs went away. Her skin really did look flawless and I would have never thought she ever had skin problems if she had not told me. So, I’ve finally decided to take her advice and put the products aside. The only problem was I did not know how I would get off my makeup without resorting to a cleanser, so my research began and I came across an amazing product.
It is called Jane Iredale’s Magic Mitt. It is made of tiny micro-fibers that are many times thinner than a human hair and are able to penetrate oil films on the face. It works by using a hydro-mechanical process which breaks the surface tension of the oils that bond makeup to the skin. The combination of warm water and micro-fibers turns makeup into an emulsion that is easily swept away by the mitt.
I have to say that I was skeptical if it would work because I have spent so many years relying on harsh make-up removing wipes to remove my makeup. I used it for the first time last night, and let me just say that I was AMAZED. My foundation, powder, blush, eye shadow, eye liner, and even my mascara were completely wiped away by using the Magic Mitt! The best part was that my skin did not feel irritated or dry like it usually does after using cleansers.
To clean off the Magic Mitt, you just lather it up with some hand soap, ring it out, and hang it up to dry until you need to use it again. Once the Mitt is dry, it will be sterile.
Here is a video showing how to use the Magic Mitt
I am a graduate of Oakland University in Michigan with a BS in Health Sciences. My studies included Nutrition courses, Community Health courses, Alternative Medicine courses, and Human Anatomy Courses. My studies jump-started my interest in natural and alternative medicine, but my real interest came through my own research and personal use of supplements and natural alternatives. When I am not learning about the world of natural alternatives, I spend my time with my boyfriend of nearly 5 years who I have also put supplements to the test on. I am so excited to be writing this blog to share my research and findings with you and I hope we can all learn something new!