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I literally die every time someone says to me that they “cleanse” their skin with makeup wipes.

We all know that we shouldn’t be using face wipes. But, with that being said, wet wipes are behind 93% of sewer blockages and 9.3million of them are flushed down toilets every day. Besides the fact they’re filling up the oceans, lining beaches, clogging up our sewers and generally causing environmental destruction, they’re also really bad news for your skin.

Here are a few reasons why you should ditch makeup wipes and the best alternatives to use.

Makeup wipes are harsh on your skin, because the amount of pressure required to remove your makeup.

And over time, that irritation and rubbing, even if it’s just once a day, can cause an increase in fine lines, wrinkles.

Use cleansing oil, cleansing balm or micellar water to take off your makeup and also invest in a good cleanser because wipes don’t actually clean your face.

Makeup wipes can also trigger other skin problems like acne and irritation which can compromise your skin’s natural barrier.

Garnier Micellar Water is my fav makeup remove. It’s affordable and does the job.

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