Makeup Wipes – Why They’re Bad For Your Skin

Makeup wipes are a quick and cheap substitute to cleansing. They’re convenient for when you’re in a rush, but we don’t recommend using them as your regular makeup remover. Using face wipes daily as part of your skincare routine is actually really bad for the skin and below we tell you why…

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Makeup Wipes Can Lead To Breakouts

You look down at your used makeup wipe and it appears that you must of got rid of all the makeup and dirt. However, this isn’t completely true. Makeup wipes aren’t actually capable of removing the impurities which are deep within your pores. All wipes do is remove the surface makeup that you can see with the naked eye. If, after using these wipes, you don’t rinse your face, residue from your makeup, dirt from throughout the day and also chemicals from the face wipes will remain on your skin. A lot of makeup wipes contain moisturising oils, which although they sound like they might be good for your skin, they’re not! They are far too heavy for the skin, so when they aren’t rinsed off properly, they can clog your pores resulting in unwanted breakouts.

They Are Too Harsh

When using wipes you have to rub your skin with a fair amount of force. This motion can in fact cause irritation on your skin. Intense rubbing of the skin can damage the skin’s elasticity and lead to premature ageing, especially around the delicate eye area.

Makeup wipes also contain a high level of detergent chemicals and preservatives as a pack of moist wipes in an ideal place for bacteria to breed. However, these chemicals aren’t always tolerated by your skin. They can cause redness, dryness and in some cases an allergic reaction. Most dermatologists and skincare experts would advise against the use of wipes, particularly for those with sensitive skin conditions such as eczema, acne and rosacea.

They will Make The Rest Of Your Routine Ineffective

If you’re using makeup wipes to cleanse your face, it means  that the carefully selected serums, moisturisers and sunscreens which you’ve bought win’t actually benefit your skin! This is because the products won’t be able to penetrate the skin, as it’s likely it still has a layer of grime and chemicals to get through first.

Makeup wipes may seem like the quick and easy solution, especially after a long day, but they really do cause more harm than good. So just make that little bit of extra effort with your makeup removal and, trust us, your skin will thank you.

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What Should You Be Using?

Rubbing harshly at your eyes with a makeup wipe is a big skin no-no. Use a Gentle Makeup Remover which effectively removes your eye makeup without being unnecessarily harsh on the skin. Next, find the ideal facial cleanser for your skin type, this will cleanse your skin of any remaining makeup, grime and bacteria.

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