Why You Should Avoid Using Makeup Wipes

We all know the feeling of being too lazy to take our makeup off at the night’s end. We’ve been there. We’ve done that. But trust us when we say it’s not worth it to use makeup wipes as a lazy alternative to cleansing your face. Here’s why:

They Can Be Harsh on Your Skin

Makeup wipes are filled with harsh chemicals that irritate your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin. Some makeup wipes can even cause inflammation and redness. They contain propylene glycol and sodium lauryl sulfate, which can strip your skin of its natural oils and damage your delicate skin barrier.

They Don’t Remove All of Your Makeup

Despite what their packaging may claim, makeup wipes don’t remove all of your makeup. They might take off most of it, but there will always be traces of foundation, concealer, and mascara. And if you’re not careful, those traces can lead to breakouts.

They’re Not Eco-Friendly

Makeup wipes are not eco-friendly. They’re one of the worst offenders when polluting our planet. They are made with non-biodegradable materials like polyester and plastic, which means they’ll sit in landfills for centuries. And since they’re not recyclable, there’s no way to reduce their environmental impact.

They’re Not Good for Your Wallet

Makeup wipes might seem like a cheap alternative to cleansing your face, but they’re expensive in the long run. A single pack of makeup wipes can cost upwards of Kshs 100/= if you’re using them daily; that quickly adds up.

So, there you have it. Those are just a few reasons you should avoid using makeup wipes. If you’re looking for a lazy alternative to cleansing your face, we suggest using micellar water. It’s gentle on your skin, removes all makeup traces, and is eco-friendly. Plus, it won’t break the bank.

“Hi. My name is Wambui.” I’m a Pro Makeup Artist and Beauty Content Creator. I love all things beauty, and I enjoy writing them down now.