Table of contents:
- They don't really cleanse
- Wipes are irritating
- Unnecessary exfoliation
- You stretch your skin with them
- Cleansing wipes for babies - not a cleanser
- And the saddest thing is that they are not environmentally friendly
We think this happens to everyone when you come home after work or a party, and you are too lazy to wash off your makeup and go to the bathroom to wash. In this case, we most often take wet wipes and start washing with them. Why is it time for us to forget about them and never be lazy to take care of ourselves again - read in our material.
They don't really cleanse
Make-up remover wipes only "carry" make-up, sebum and pollution from the environment to your skin. Visually, it may seem that the makeup has been washed off, but in reality this is not entirely true - there are definitely residues on your face. This can further cause irritation and breakouts.
If you want to use them further, then be sure to wash your face with water and then use a gel, foam or cream for additional cleansing.
Wipes are irritating
Many people cleanse the skin only with wipes and forget to wash with plain water, thereby leaving the active ingredients on the skin. But high concentrations of preservatives, surfactants and so on are added to the formula. If this is not washed off, the skin will dry out over time and show signs of irritation. We also often notice that alcohol is added to the composition (and it is in the first positions!), Which dries the skin.
If you have sensitive skin, then you will understand what we are talking about: rubbing movements help lift your makeup (this is how you wash it off, yes), which means that you put in small but still efforts to cleanse the skin. Therefore, you may have red marks on your face after “washing” with napkins. In addition, some of them are not made of the most pleasant and soft material, which can also act as an exfoliator, which will not have a very good effect on sensitive skin.
You stretch your skin with them
Make-up remover wipes are loved for quickly cleaning up your face. And some run them over the face so casually that they stretch the skin like the last time. With such a daily routine, the skin will begin to lose elasticity over time and early wrinkles may appear.
Cleansing wipes for babies - not a cleanser
Yes, some people use them as a makeup remover, because the packaging is large, and it costs much cheaper than special wipes. They are softer and softer on the skin - this is true, but this is also bad in the case of make-up - they will not cleanse the skin well enough. What does it mean? Over time, the quality of your skin will deteriorate: rashes, blackheads and other problems with the appearance of the skin may appear.
And the saddest thing is that they are not environmentally friendly
Conscious consumption is a trend of the present and the future, and we are very happy about this and try to stick to it. Disposable wipes take a very long time to decompose, breaking down into microplastics, which penetrates into living organisms (yes, we even have it!). Many animals die by eating plastic and tissues, including confusing them with jellyfish and other organisms. And when they get to landfills, artificial flavors and antibacterial agents in the formulas of napkins evaporate and poison the soil. “The Marine Conservation Society estimates that there are about 27 wipes for every 100 meters of UK beach,” writes Recyclemag. The American company Nice-Pak produces more than 125 billion wet wipes a year, and this is just one company, there are many more. We think you understand the scale, so we suggest that you abandon the use of wipes in favor of a balm for removing makeup and gel.