After a long day and return home, the last thing you want to do is to remove your makeup and clean your face. But every one of us understands that you can’t go to bed with your makeup still on. Face wipes or baby wipes might be a tempting option that can at least take some of the grunge off before plunging into bed.
Baby wipes vs. face wipes
But what are the differences between baby wipes and makeup remover wipes?
1. Makeup remover wipes
Built to dissolve light to heavy makeup, face wipes contain ingredients that can efficiently breakdown the oil, wax and silicone in your makeup products, as well as to remove debris and dirt built up from the day on your skin. As they are intended for the skin, the makeup remover wipes are also usually formulated with skin-benefiting ingredients.
2. Baby wipes
Deliver gentle cleaning designed for sensitive baby skin so it is safe to use on your face. However, although they are efficient in wiping off grit and grimes off your skin, it should be noted that baby and adult skin is structurally different, and baby wipes are not formulated to remove makeup, especially waterproof mascaras, eyeliner and foundation (since baby doesn’t wear them). So baby wipes can only remove part of but not all of your makeup.
So, what to keep in mind if you are using baby wipes to remove your makeup?
#1 Starting in the middle of the face
For using baby wipes to remove makeup, it is suggested to start removing in the middle of the face and moving outwards. This swiping way can help ensure your skin is getting the best clear. And the ingredients of baby wipes are safe for the skin as it is designed for baby with a mild formula. It doesn’t cause comedones or blackheads. Remember to clear your hairline or jawline as well.
#2 Pay attention to eyes
As mentioned, baby wipes are with a light formula that may not pay enough attention to the eyes and hard to remove the heavy eye makeup. So that you may need an eye makeup remover with you to separately wipe for eyes.
#3 Follow up with cleanser or oil
Baby wipes can remove some of the grit and grime on your face, but keep in mind that it is not built to remove heavy makeup. It is not a replacement for your cleanser. You should follow up your face wipe with a gentle cleanser to help lift makeup and oil from your skin.
#4 Don’t worry about the fragrance
You will find yourself smelling like baby lotion after using the baby wipes to remove the makeup and clear your face. But you don’t have to worry about the fragrance from baby wipes. Its light formula won’t hurt your skin. And of course, you can also buy the unscented variety to clean face as well.
Other uses of baby wipes
- Sooth your skin during a hot summer day
- Get rid of deodorant marks on clothes
- Shine your leather purse
- Wipe down yoga mat