Hi everyone, welcome back to my website and today’s article is part of my new series. I’m starting which is a skincare qat.
Now today we are going to talk about something that has become very very common in people skincare routine, and that is cleansing their face with a makeup remover wipe.
And you can find these, at any drugstore and they look like this, kind of like baby wipes for your face. Now the question I’m going to be addressing today is are these good or bad for your skin should you be using that.
The answer in short is no, you don’t want to be using these, they are not good for your skin and there are four main reasons why, first and most importantly is chemical overload these facial, wipes are loaded with chemicals.
Now these face wipes are designed to be shelf stable in a moist warm environment for 18 to 24 months on a store shelf. So in order to achieve that the companies have to put tons of parabens chemical preservatives and stabilizers into these wipes so that they do not breed bacteria.
So that means all those harsh chemicals are going directly onto your skin and we definitely do not want that because whatever we put onto our skin actually gets absorbed into our body.
And the scariest thing is that some of the ingredients, and the chemicals that are put into these space wipes are actually formaldehyde forming which has been proven to be linked to cancer so we’re putting really harsh dangerous chemicals directly onto our face now.
Let’s just do a poetic reading of some of the wonderful ingredients you can find in your face wipes, Federal iPhone, etc. 20 said well alcohol is real serious settle pumped et cetera 12 propylene glycol favorites Kulina glycol methyl carbon purple carbon so you have to trade to bromo to nitro propane.
So EDTA does that sound like something you want to be putting on your face now, now the second reason you don’t want to be using these on your face is that they leave a very thick residue on your skin, and this residue not only can be pore clogging and lead to bumps and irritation on your skin, but it also prevents the skincare you’re.
Then using after you cleanse from fully penetrating into your skin, now you might be thinking to yourself, well Brittany I use an organic, facial towelette or Brittany. I just use these to remove my makeup.
And then I wash my face well even if that’s the case you still don’t want to be using me, you want to be very very gentle with handling our face. So when you’re washing your face at night or in the morning you don’t want any washcloth or cloth to be rubbing against your skin.
This can lead to a deterioration of elastin or collagen over time. So when you’re washing your face you want to be splashing water onto your skin, and not using a cloth I talked about this in a little bit more detail Tn my eye care website if you haven’t seen that yet, I will link it here.
And the last reason you should not be using these facial wipes on your skin is that overall your face just doesn’t get as clean, because of all the chemicals that are being put onto your face and that fit residue that I mentioned before your skin isn’t getting as clean.
And it’s so important that we thoroughly and deeply cleanse our skin at night, think about it, this way it would be like instead of brushing your teeth just using a mouthwash.
It’s a superficial clean and it’s not enough to remove all of the dirt, and grime that you need to remove in the evening and in the morning to keep your skin as clean as possible wash your face twice if you wash your face once and all of your makeup isn’t off.
Then wash it again or better get an oil based cleanser. We have one called olive oil cleanser they’re much better at removing your makeup even waterproof makeup because oil dissolves oil and it dissolves makeup very effectively.
Now if you have a bunch of facial remover wipes each stockpile you have them in your apartment and don’t want them to go to waste, you can use them as you would use a baby wipe or wet wipe, keep them in your car to wipe down the interior of your car or use it to get stains out of clothing anything else you can use these.
But I don’t recommend use them on your face they are way too harsh they can cause dryness irritation redness, and they also can decrease the effectiveness the skincare products you’re putting on top of your face, so I hope you learned something in today’s website.