Why You Shouldn’t Rely On A Wipe To Remove Your Make Up

I was scrolling through Facebook and came across a conversation between two girls, discussing how they removed their makeup with a baby wipe and then a few more girls agreed they did the same. Now, I don’t know about you, but that really concerned me the amount of women that believed just “giving your face a wipe” is sufficient enough. This inspired a post to talk about why you shouldn’t rely on a wipe to remove your makeup.

In the evening, after about 9-10 hours wear of makeup, I first used a wipe to get rid of the majority of product off my face. I used both sides and managed to cover most of it with makeup.

After a wipe, I apply some micellar water onto a cotton pad and began rubbing the makeup off my face. As you can see from the pictures below, I used both sides of the pad and plenty of more product came off.

After a wipe and one cotton pad, I decided to apply some more micellar water onto another cotton pad and remove any left over makeup on my face. The two pictures below are what came onto the pad after doing this. Like the pad suggests, there was still more product left on my face.

A wipe and two lots of micellar water still isn’t adequate to get rid of all the makeup, so I applied some toner onto a another cotton pad and cleared away any excess dirt and oil. As you can see from the picture, the toner still managed to remove product which just about shown up onto the cotton pad.

For the purpose of this blog post, I wanted to use cotton pads to show you each stage in which I took off my makeup and how there was still product left over each time. Afterwards I used a face wash to make sure my skin was clean and ready for my night time moisturiser. I don’t always use this method in taking off my makeup, as I also like to use a cleansing mitt (read review here) which cuts down on the amount of cotton pads I go through.


The products I use and recommend for a good cleansing routine are:


I hope this post was helpful in showing you that just relying on a wipe will not get rid off all your makeup and for a good skincare routine, daily cleansing is essential, even more so for those that wear makeup. If you don’t wash properly, your face could breakout due to the dirt and oil clogging up your pores. This in turn will leave your pores more visible and give your complexion a dull, textured appearance. Thanks for reading XOXO.


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