Yes, you read the title correctly. Today, we're here to share with you why the makeup wipes you love to use in times of need, may be doing more harm than good. From wreaking havoc to your skin down to potentially harming the environment. Let's put a stop to this poor skincare habit.
1. It's Not Real Skin Care
When you first pull a face-wipe out of its packaging, it seems to be well-soaked in some sort of concoction. The truth is, they are rarely formulated with high-quality, skin-loving ingredients. And more often than not, they are filled with sulfates and parabens, a life we're not about living.
A makeup wipe should never replace the act of physically cleansing your skin as they cannot truly remove every ounce of impurities the way a face wash can. Fact is, when you're rubbing your face with a makeup wipe, you're essentially just rubbing around the dirt, oil and makeup further into your skin, along with whatever it's pre-soaked in🙅♀️
Did we mention that using a makeup wipe can lead to premature signs of ageing? The physical act of thoroughly rubbing your face and tugging on the skin, especially around your eyes, is doing a lot more harm than you could imagine. That's why we always advise gentle, soft motions when tapping or massaging any sort of product into your skin.
2. It's Bad for the Environment
Each face-wipe is a single-use cloth. Most brand's use a composition that cannot break down and decompose. And after that one use, few will throw them in the trash, while others flush them down the toilet. Face-wipes should never be flushed as they are known as a leading cause of sewage blockage. When a blockage occurs, companies are forced to destroy and flush away that blockage, potentially releasing plastics and other materials into the environment.
That means each time you use a face-wipe, some way or another, they'll lead to a landfill or worse, the ocean. Nowadays, you can purchase environmentally friendly wipes but why spend money on this alternative when you're already stocked up with your favourite cleanser.
3. It's a Poor Skincare Habit
We get it... #momlife #nightlife #schoollife. Keeping a stash of makeup wipes in your night table seems to be a good idea at first. The truth of the matter is that it's encouraging the habit of never actually washing your face. Think about it... Those nights when you feel like you cannot possibly get your self to the bathroom for a skincare routine are usually the moments when your skin needs a proper wash. Ask yourself, is it truly impossible to take 3 minutes, at the bathroom sink, to wash your face and do good for your skin? Your call but know that we may be judging you (sorry, not sorry!)🤷♀️