Makeup wipes are what most people go for when taking off their makeup. Apart from the fact that they fail to completely remove makeup, dragging them against the skin is harmful as they can cause irritation which leads to inflamed skin. Rather than using makeup wipes, we have three alternative ways to take off your makeup.
A cleansing balm is an effective way to remove makeup, dirt and oil from your skin with the added advantage of retaining your skin’s moisture. Cleansing balms help to break down makeup so there is no residue on the skin. Scoop a bit on your fingers and massage thoroughly on your skin. Rinse off and then follow up with a soapy cleanser.
Similar to cleansing balms, cleansing oil break down makeup- however, they are in a liquid form. Apply some to a cotton pad to gently wipe your skin to clean it. Then follow up with a foaming cleanser.
Also known as cleansing water, it helps to remove gunk from your face. You can do this after your second cleanse to ensure all the makeup is off your face and you don’t have to rinse it off afterwards. The way micellar water works is that a mild surfactant which helps to get rid of dirt and makeup, clusters up into tiny balls called micelles.