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Are Makeup Wipes Bad For Your Skin?

Posted by Shary Jimie on
Are Makeup Wipes Bad For Your Skin?

Makeup wipes can be the best thing to exist in the makeup industry but in the skincare industry… they belong in the bottom tier due to various reasons. Wait, what?

Makeup wipes are the saviour to those days when you’re going out for a catchup sesh or partying and after a long day outdoors, you’re just too tired to remove your makeup with the traditional cotton pads and makeup remover. Not only that, but they’re also easy to bring especially to travel because they’re just like wet tissues, but for your face. Unfortunately makeup wipes stans, these are bad for you because they can cause bad skin reactions. Especially if you don’t wash your face right after.

So why are they bad?
They tug on your skin. You wipe the thin makeup wipe across your face and the tendency to wipe aggressively is higher if you’re wearing waterproof makeup or a powerful setting spray. Notice your skin looks red and angry after each wipe? Now that’s a big caution sign your skin is trying to signal you.

Well, you might think, “Nah, I didn’t wipe that hard,”. But here’s the truth: Your skin is sensitive and ‘scrubbing’ your face with makeup wipes can cause inflammation, no matter how gentle you think you are with the makeup wipes.

Breakouts after wearing makeup
Oh no, a breakout after applying the best makeup look you’ve ever had in so long! Your makeup might not be the culprit. If you don’t wash your face right after wiping off your makeup, your skin is prone to breakouts because makeup wipes generally swirl around makeup all over your skin and there might be leftover makeup hiding under your skin.

Other Skin Issues
Suffering from hyperpigmentation? Then steer clear from these bad boys. The irritation caused by tugging your makeup wipes on your skin can possibly cause hyperpigmentation. In the long run, makeup wipes can cause early wrinkles which is a nightmare for many. Yes, wrinkles come by age and they’re perfectly normal but they should come naturally!

Avoid risking getting a breakout or inflamed skin from makeup wipes by cleaning your makeup with your trusted ole’ makeup remover water or oil and followed by your favourite facial cleanser. If you can stay awake to scroll your phone or binging shows until late night then a quick five minutes of cleansing your face in the bathroom wouldn’t hurt.

Lucky for you, Velvet Vanity products have good staying power but are super easy to remove with makeup remover and yes, that includes our transfer-proof Liquid Matte Lipsticks! Say goodbye to those days of rubbing your lips aggressively just to get rid of your matte lipstick. Not just that, our products are also infused with skincare properties to ease your everyday makeup routine. Checkout now!

 

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