4 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Face Wipes

Face wipes might look like an easy alternative to using an actual cleanser.

They appear to be very convenient; you can carry them anywhere and after a quick wipe, your face looks very clean and makeup-free.

While they might be useful for special occasions, you should refrain from using them as part of your daily skincare routine.

But, why?

Not Very Cleansing.

While your face might look clean and clear after using a face wipe, your pores won't be as clean. Face wipes do remove the visible layer of makeup; they fail to remove makeup and product build-up from your pores, however. This leads to whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples.

Premature Aging.

All the wiping and rubbing your skin suffer can cause deep wrinkles and fine lines. Face wipes contain drying alcohol that strips your face from its natural oils and damages your skin barrier. This leads to skin dehydration, age spots, and a dull complexion.

Inflammation & Skin Damage.

Face wipes contain harsh chemicals that might irritate and damage your skin barrier. Ingredients like formaldehyde-releasing compounds and drying alcohols disturb the skin's pH balance, hence causing inflammation. Rubbing your skin daily can cause an equal effect as daily exfoliation; this alone can cause extreme skin damage.

Not very environmental-friendly.

Single-use products are the absolute worst to the environment. They pile up in the ocean and landfills leaving tons of useless rubbish. Imagine using an average of three makeup wipes daily; multiply that number to an average of 10 million users per day. A pretty huge number, right?

Instead of using wipes, try double cleansing! It guarantees to remove every bit of makeup on your face and in your pores.

Use an oil-based cleanser to remove water-proof makeup and follow up with a gentle water-based cleanser to rehydrate your skin.

We recommend using Morning Star Hyaluronic Gel Cleanser as your water-based cleanser.

Formulated with hyaluronic acid, glycerin, witch hazel extract, and licorice extract, it's designed to rehydrate your skin, even out your complexion, and rebalance its pH level.

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