Are Makeup Wipes Bad For Your Skin?
16 June 2013
Makeup wipes is like a god send, quick and easy to use and great for travelling. The lazy people's way after a tiring, long day. I only use makeup wipes when I'm not home, travelling somewhere as I don't fancy carrying my bottle of Bioderma around and don't have a travel bottle. On my recent travel, Wednesday to be exact, after wiping my makeup off with wipes, my skin had felt tight which was strange. I didn't think much of it. Must admit that I didn't cleanse properly as I was really ill too and just wanted to sleep. Even after moisturising, it still did feel a bit tight afterwards. I have done this plenty of times previously especially after nights out and this was a first. Went home Thursday night, skin still felt tight after removing makeup. Wake up next morning, skin is so dry and tight, with these white dots on my chin and upper lip which looks like whiteheads but aren't.
My skin is naturally oily and no oils appeared. Felt as dry as the Sahara Desert. Any facial expressions I made, it felt uncomfortable. Now I've developed these lumps on my cheeks which seem to be irritation lumps as well as breaking out a little bit and flaking. Disgusting. It's a first that my skin has reacted to this after using makeup wipes. Think I won't be using them in the future and just carry Bioderma with me everywhere. In my opinion, I think its the friction and abrasion that irritated it. They aren't as great as you think since they only remove the makeup that's on your skin, not within. By that, I mean your pores, they still have makeup, oils and dirt in them. Whether you are prone to breaking out or not, use a liquid makeup remover instead, oil or none oil based, then cleanse afterwards. Your pores will be happier. If your makeup wipes claim to work deep into your pores, it's a lie. I also believe that wiping your face with these will also spread the dirt around too, whether it's actually true or not. If you don't want dry, tight, irritated, red, flakey skin, save these wipes for the emergency days.
My skin is still horrendous at the moment so my face shall be hibernating from the blog until it's bearable to the eye. Face feels like it's ageing and wrinkling from all the tightness.
Has this happened to you? Do you use makeup wipes?
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