Do make-up wipes help or do they just move dirt around the face?
Make up wipes are used mainly for removal of makeup and dirt. The technique of using these on the face is crucial to their effectiveness. So it’s important to know that the wipes should be used in small strokes on the face while every time using a different section of the wipes which helps to absorb the makeup and dirt as much as possible.
Do certain ingredients in wipes harm the skin in the long run?
Some of the wipes contain the molecule chlorhexidine as an antibacterial and for removal of dirt. The percentage of this chemical is very important for permissible use. But few individuals can develop sensitisation to the molecule and develop an allergic reaction.
Should one follow up with a regular face wash?
The older generation wipes are known to have very high alcohol content, and while using these it is important to splash water on the face and moisturise thereafter. Whereas the newer wipes are very hydrating and the face doesn’t need to be washed.
Any alternatives to make-up wipes?
The best alternative to wipes are the Micellar water solution to remove the makeup and dirt very easily. They can also be used for eye areas as well. There are thermal spring water cleansing solutions which are very hydrating and gentle on the skin. Natural alternative is to make your own cleansing solution taking fresh aloe vera, rose water and few drops of lavender oil or grapefruit oil Provided you’re not allergic to essential oils)