One of the easiest and most effective way to clean our skin and take off our makeup is of course, using cleansing wipes. They are very good especially when you are tired and you don't want to wash your face with water and a facial wash, but are they really that good for your skin? Are they making more bad than good, and if the answer is yes, should you keep using them? These are a few questions we would like to answer today.
First let's talk about what the cleansing wipes really are. Just like their name says it, they are wipes that have some cleansing ingredients. Depending on the type you are using, some of them might have ingredients that fight acne, that sooth the skin or have anti-aging properties. Some of them are made for the sensitive skin and some can remove the water-proof makeup. Even the cloth that they are made of can be different from one type to the other, some being softer than the others, and the one that are rougher can also be used as an exfoliant.
Why should you use cleansing wipes
The main reason why we use the wipes is convenience. They are easy to use, easy to carry in your bag and they will do the job they are supposed to do. You can take them with you at the gym or in the park, and they will solve any problem when it comes to wiping makeup and the dirt that we have on our faces after a day out.
Why shouldn't you use cleansing wipes
The fact that they are easy to use and will help you get rid of the unwanted stuff from your skin are the only two arguments that skin care specialists have for the cleansing wipes. But they do have a lot of reasons why you shouldn't use them on a regularly basis, when it comes to cleaning your skin.
The main idea is that the wipes are really not that much of a hero when it comes to cleaning our skin. When you clean you face using a wipe, what you do is actually smearing the makeup and the dirt all over your face and even though it might look like you have removed them, they are still there. Of course, you can use a wipe to remove the first layer of dirt from your skin, but the next step is to do a total cleansing of your face by using specialized products. If you don't have a product like this, you can wipe your face and then wash it with water, to make sure that the dirt is gone. Instead of water you can also use a toner.
After cleansing your face you should always apply a moisturizer so if your face is not clean, you will not be able to enjoy all the benefits of these kind of products. And if you have problems with acne or breakouts, even though you are using an anti-acne wipe, your skin will not be clean enough.
The conclusion is that you can use the cleansing wipes as a starter but don't rely only on them if you want to have a clean skin. Use them if you are pressured for time, like when you are at the gym, but when you get home, make sure you use the right cleaning products. Try buying the ones that are fragrance free and are labeled gentle.