I know, it's crazy to hear someone say to not use makeup wipes because what DO you use then? Lucky for you, there are numerous products out there that are specifically formulated to remove makeup that AREN'T makeup wipes
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So, why shouldn't you use makeup wipes anyway? There are various reasons as to why you shouldn't, one being that it can be very harmful to the environment and with the number of wipes that you are throwing away, you're just creating unnecessary waste for the environment
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Makeup wipes are also very abrasive on the skin & can be a bit too stripping to the skin, which is something we want to AVOID. Also, when you're using a makeup wipe you're essentially just spreading all that makeup across the skin, meaning, you're not actually getting all of the makeup off

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You're probably wondering "what should I use then?" & don't worry, I gotchu!

One alternative: Cleansing Oils

Oils don’t just moisturize skin, they also work as solvents, a group of ingredients that can dissolve similar substances. Oils are a special type of solvent because they’re lipophilic, meaning they’re naturally attracted to other oils, including the sebum our skin produces and the oil-like ingredients in makeup. This is what allows the oils in a cleansing oil to quickly dissolve makeup and excess oil while softening skin at the same time! Apply a small amount to wet skin, gently massage over face and eye area, rinse thoroughly, and pat skin dry with a soft, clean towel. Using a cleansing oil requires a "double cleanse" system, meaning following a cleansing oil, you should go in with the normal water-based cleanser that you use: this will for sure get rid of all of your makeup WITHOUT damaging the skin!
The two cleansing oils that I recommend to use for any skin type is the IUnik Calendula Cleansing Oil (you can get it here: https://www.stylevana.com/en_US/iunik-calendula-complete-cleansing-oil-1.html) or the PURITO - From Green Cleansing Oil (you can get it here: https://www.stylevana.com/en_US/purito-from-green-cleansing-oil-200ml.html)

Another alternative - Micellar Water

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“Micelles” are minute structures that have to do with how surfactants (that is, the cleansing ingredients) combine with water; it is a way to formulate a cleanser that interacts with oils and debris to wash them away. Micellar water is not only gentle but also highly effective at removing dirt, makeup, and oil to help clear out your pores while toning the skin. Plus, it’s free of alcohol and may help promote skin hydration while reducing irritation and inflammation, keeping your skin soft, supple, and smooth. Using a REUSABLE cotton round (I will provide the links to where you can get them at the end of this article), pour some micellar water to the cotton round and gently wipe it around your face. Keep in mind that this involves for you to follow up with a face wash right after to really get rid of the makeup
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There are numerous micellar waters out there, the two that I really like is the Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water (which you can find literally in any grocery/drug store you got to) or the Paula's Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover

I hope this article helped with convincing you to stop using makeup wipes and to switch to more environmentally friendly AND safer alternatives such as a cleansing oil/balm or micellar water. If you enjoyed this article, there are other articles that I have made that may be of interest to you:

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