There are a few different ways to remove your makeup at night, you can simply wash your face with a cleansing bar which probably won’t leave your face as clean as you’d like…there will be makeup left deep down in your pores and if you aren’t scrubbing/exfoliating, or masking once a week, you are doing your skin a huge disservice.
Many have taken the route of facial wipes, makeup remover wipes, even baby wipes.
Wipes have made removing makeup a breeze, too tired to wash your face? Just grab a wipe a voila, makeup gone. There are so many options out now, seems like every makeup brand has wipes or makeup removers. Are these products beneficial or are they doing more damage?
My experience with facial wipes/makeup remover wipes has been a frustrating one because I was looking for an easy route to remove product from my face. I’ve tried them all it seems, and every single brand I’ve tried has done the same, make it burn around my eye area. Have you had that feeling before? If so, did you ever try to figure out why? Well I did and that’s why I am here.
I figured it had to be the citric acid, a very common factor in all wipes and the word acid just doesn’t sound good. Let’s discuss citric acid in makeup wipes…in food is a totally different story!
Citric acid in wipes…they pretty much somehow pull all types of salt from the organic acid and it goes into the wipes for several reasons, mainly to adjust the acid/base balance. For specific purposes of the salts, check out http://www.cosmeticinfo.org/ingredient/citric-acid
Mostly the stuff you are unable to pronounce are salts from citric acid, then some wipes will have alcohol in them which combined with those salts seems very dehydrating for the face.
It is known that the first 5 ingredients listed are the ingredients said product contains the most. If you read some labels, alcohol will be within the first 5 ingredients. Even the soothing wipes that have aloe, cucumbers, green tea…all of them irritate my skin.
There are other great options to removing makeup such as steam, milk, actual cucumbers and of course coconut oil. I am sure there has to be a wipe brand out there that doesn’t contain citric acid, if you know of any let me know in the comments. Try another safer, healthier method of removing makeup and don’t forget to wash with a cleanser after!
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