So it is because I found an incredible solution in the grocery aisle that I write here today. Coconut oil! Turns out, that among its other obvious charms, it makes a fantastic facial cleanser. I've been massaging a weensy bit of solid coconut oil on my face and taking it off with a hot washcloth every night for about a week, and I can't believe how amazing my skin is looking and behaving. And whoosh! Off goes the makeup without fuss or muss. I know it seems insane to talk about cleaning your face by piling a load of oil on it, but you have to trust me, I've had problem skin my entire life until last Tuesday. Coconut oil is very definitely the business!