Why Makeup Wipes Don't Care About Your Skin
Consider this - 'What kind of water soluble product is capable of effectively cleansing your skin, removing your makeup but leaves your skin content at the end?"
"THE CLAIM is Makeup wipes but seriously people can we please chat about the truth."
Ask any true skin addict, skin nerd, dermatologist or skin scientist and they will all say the same.
DON'T USE THEM (please)!
yes they are functionally brilliant easy to use, throw away (lets talk about this environmental blunder later) and effective, whilst questionable at removing makeup in one quick wipe they are riddled with chemicals that enable this process
WHY WE SAY NO TO FACIAL WIPES
- Environmentally they are a consumable landing in our landfill all over the world on a daily basis because they are easy to use, hassle free and not super expensive. We often speak about baby wipes being a consumable we should reduce yet nothing is ever spoken about when it comes to facial wipes - same thing just add some nicer smelling fragrance because we wouldn't possible but this on our newborns skin but are totally fine to apply it to ours (insert eye roll shock horror)
- They are loaded with CHEMICALS that do the job of swiftly removing makeup and then dosed with fragrance or essential oils to make them seem more skin friendly however the key word here is CHEMICAL
- They are ineffective at balancing oil. Often the ingredients superficially glide over the skin removing the excess makeup but leave behind residual chemicals or remaining things such as dead cells, skincare ingredients and makeup behind. Cleansing is far more effective
SO WHAT SHOULD YOU USE?
Products have always been developed based on consumer demand and for this sales pitch its about quick and efficient removal no matter the consequence on the skin. If your key focus is on healthy glowing skin that functions well then your best approach is to ditch all the tools and extra equipment and follow the simple step of cleansing with a professionally recommended cleansing for your skin type, consistently using it every day morning and night.
The massage of product helps to soften and dislodge makeup, dead skin cells and break down the skins natural forming oils.
Next step is always the removal - this part is key - you cant strip the skin but you need to ensure all product has been removed - left behind it can cause havoc on the skin. This is performed best with a facial cloth and of course we are going the recommend an anti-bacterial, anti-microbial material such as The Cleansing Cloth!
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Put in simple terms TEWL is the process of water moving through the deep cells to the surface and evaporating in an accelerated rate. Why is this a bad thing, you may ask?
It not only leaves your skin depleted, it shows tell tale signs of a disfunctional cleansing and hydration routine.