Hello my lovelies,
There has always been a debate on using Make Up Wipes and a lot of bloggers and influential people in the beauty world will tell you do not use them. Unless you want to pay £20+ for a pack and again they still don’t really compete. Now this post is inspired by some of my lovely friends who having been asking me how I have such clear skin and how I take up my make up off. To my shock I found out that to remove their make up they use a make up wipe and that’s it no moisturiser nothing. I’m no skin care guru and I don’t claim to be but I thought I would explain the difference of the two and the pro’s and con’s.
Now, there are 100’s of different cleansers on the market from creams to oils and they do a fantastic job. Not only do they remove your make up they actually clean your skin. They always have a lot of skin care benefits enriched with vitamins that your skin needs. These are just a few of mine, I started using cleansers around 3/4 years ago and I have never looked back. In one sitting my make up can be removed and my skin feels clean and smooth.
With most cleansers you smooth it onto the skin and remove with warm water and a flannel. Now, some evenings I am lazy and can’t be bothered to do this so I would reach for a cleansing milk instead – not make up wipes! I am a firm believer in taking time with your skin and some products won’t agree with your skin for whatever reason but there are always products out there for everyone.
Better for your skin
Deep Cleanses the skin
Hydrates the skin
Removes dead skin cells from your face
Normally more expensive than make up wipes
Slightly time consuming
Will always need to have a flannel with you
Make Up Wipes
When I was younger I used these all the time to remove my make up. They were quick and easy and I didn’t really think about what it was doing to my skin. As I got older and I applied more make up I realised that it became that little bit harder to remove. My skin would become red and blotchy and was extremely dry after use. I didn’t like the feel of how it left my skin after I had taken my make up off. I felt like all the goodness had been drawn from face – it was horrible!
Now I’m not saying that they are a bad product I occasionally use them when I am extremely lazy and that’s the closest thing to me but the next morning my skin looks and feels horrible and I instantly regret it.
The only way I would be able to use this is to take my make up off with wipes and then cleanse which would then follow with the rest of my routine. To me that is a lot more effort and I’m adding another step which I don’t need to do. I think people that use make up wipes forget that you still need to look after your skin and inject goodness back in. I always think you wouldn’t wash your hair without conditioner and the cleanser, toner and night cream is exactly that.
Cheap to buy
Quick and Easy
Can be effective with minimal make up on
Dries the skin out
Does not deep clean the skin
Does not moisturise or give any goodness to the skin.
After actually highlighting all of this I believe it is a no brainer that a cleanser is a lot better than make up wipes. They have skin care benefits that most make up wipes simply cannot compete with. I know when your young it’s easy to pick up wipes and they do their job but I believe it is crucial to look after your skin when you are young and that includes making sure make up it taken off correctly.
A few of my friends explain about their spots and redness and while some of these are hormonal and their are other reasons I am certain that having a good skincare routine would help their skin and spots would not be as painful and severe. A cleanser would massively help with this and you are giving your skin a chance to be properly cleaned and dead skin cells to be removed which make up wipes simply cannot do.
These are merely my opinions and I am not trying to make anyone buy something they aren’t comfortable with. I just want people to be aware that there are so many products on the market that will dramatically change your skin. If you are happy using make up wipes then that’s cool but make sure you at least moisturise to give your skin a chance.
I hope this has helped and let me know where you fall on this debate!