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The truth about makeup removing wipes

Like most other convenient short-cuts, makeup removing wipes are tempting. But the problem is that they are often used to replace one of the most important steps in skincare – cleansing  your skin thoroughly.

Thoroughly cleansing your skin is absolutely essential if your goal is radiance and optimal skin health. Using makeup wipes as a substitute for proper cleansing  is not a  good idea, and here’s why.

Makeup wipes don’t remove makeup properly

When you wipe your face ‘clean’ with a makeup removing wipe, you only remove part of the makeup. Residual makeup is just shifted around the face. Left on overnight, this  will clog  pores leading  to break-outs, acne and dull skin over time.

Makeup wipes don’t clean properly

Because makeup wipes don’t require a face cloth or rinsing step, they don’t leave the face thoroughly cleansed of grime, spf and product. They do contain emulsifiers that lift makeup but they mostly smear around whatever is on your skin leaving a trail of irritated skin in their wake.

Makeup wipes are not soothing

Thoroughly cleansing your skin is essential if your goal is radiance and optimal skin health. Using makeup wipes as a substitute for proper cleansing is not a good idea, and here’s why.

The cleansing step should deliver hydration, nutrients and protection as well as removing make up, dirt and grime. Makeup wipes might be convenient, but they are not your friend if you want to build a skincare routine that works.

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