Makeup wipes are probably one of the worst products you can use on your skin.
Very few makeup wipes contain the ingredients that can break down all of your face oils, makeup, and gunk on your skin – which means you’re just rubbing bacteria, irritants, and makeup-wipe residue around your skin and into your pores. Yum.
Why are makeup wipes so bad?
Makeup wipes are very harsh on your skin, and they also disrupt skin’s natural pH levels.
It’s about more than what’s on the wipes, too: the amount of pressure required to remove your makeup – especially mascara and eyeliner – will irritate your skin from the get-go and cause an increase in fine lines, wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation.
What’s the alternative to makeup wipes?
At Tiger Lillies Skin Food we promote oil cleansing. You don’t need to spend a fortune either: simple jojoba oil will do the job, followed by rinsing your skin with water.
In fact, using a mix of oil and water – like our bi-phase Divine Duo Be Mine cleansing oil – is the most efficient way to get rid of makeup and grime, so you don’t have to work as hard as you do with wipes… And if you throw some reusable cotton pads into the mix it’s just as convenient, too.