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Is it OK to use baby oil as makeup remover?

Asked by Michelle

I have oily and acne prone skin, so when I wash my face at night, I like to be sure I get all the makeup and debris off of my face by using a make-up remover, but I made a switch to using baby oil because it’s cheaper on the wallet. Recently, I heard using baby oil can be bad for the skin and it’s much better to use olive oil. Is this true? Could I continue to be getting acne because of trying to remove makeup with baby oil? Thank you for your time on this matter.

Michelle answered
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    It’s best not to use any oils on oily or acne prone skin because they can be comedogenic, which means they can cause blackheads and/or whiteheads and aggravate acne in general. As an inexpensive way to remove makeup, try Cetaphil cleanser.

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