Sunday, December 4, 2011

Why didn't I think of that before?

A friend of mine got a terrific tip from her mother and posted it on her FB and I'm passing it along here *to clarify, the tip was for their dry eyes problem*:

Have you ever looked at the warnings on whatever face wash you use? The majority out there say "Avoid eye area"...well dang, how am I supposed to get my eye makeup off?? Here's a little bit of genius that had me saying "Why didn't I think of that before?"; Baby Shampoo.

That's right! Baby Shampoo! It doesn't sting your eyes, it gets the majority of eye makeup products off your precious little face! If you use waterproof eyeliner or mascara and use an oil based remover first, that's fine! Just wash your eyes with a little baby shampoo too and get rid of that greasy, swirly residual mess on your peepers and you are done!

If you don't have a kid and have a bottle of the stuff already, just purchase the travel sized bottle, I picked two up for $0.99 a piece. I use only about the size of a small shirt button of baby shampoo to clean my eyes at night and in the morning. It gets rid of the morning eye crusties without making it impossible to put my contacts in.

I use the standard golden yellow Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo, the smell is soft and the results are undeniable. My eyes feel great, there's no trace of whatever version of eye art I've painted on and it leaves the skin around my eyes feeling normal instead of tight and dry. I still use my prefered face wash after I've washed my eye area with the baby shampoo.

Give it a try yourself, you might be as pleasantly surprised as I was.


  1. I hate tight eyes! I may have to try this!

  2. I hav very sensitive skin so i have to be really careful what i use on my eyes. I use Nivea Toner then cotton pads with a small amount of cleanser to remove my makeup.

    If i am applying mascara or eyeliner and poke myself/make a mistake, moisturiser cream on a cotton bud (i think you call them q-tips?)works a real treat :)

  3. Beth, right?? Me too! What a delight to find that this helps with that!

    Ruby - that moisturizer tip is an oldie but a big goodie! I wonder if the Australian Nivea Toner is different than the US style, many of the toners sold in stores (department and high-end department) contain a high alcohol content which is really painful when used around the eye.

    As is always, whatever works for you then I say go for it! :D