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Monday, January 17, 2022

Tips on Ditching Regular Makeup Wipes and the Best Alternatives

Looking to ditch your regular makeup remover wipes but not sure what the best alternatives are? Then read this article to find out!

Taking off your makeup after a long day is important for your skin to be as healthy as can be. However, if you’re using regular makeup wipes, those are just piling up in the landfills. That’s not good for your skin or the environment. 

No need to worry though, as I’ve gathered some tips on how you can remove your makeup while saving your time, money, and the planet. It can’t get any better than that!

Ditch the Makeup Wipes

Yes, makeup wipes are a very simple and quick way to remove your makeup after a long day. However, that effectiveness comes at a cost. Once you throw away your makeup wipes, it then goes to the landfill. 

There, it breaks down into microplastics, which will never go away and instead will circle back into the food chain as they enter the ocean. If a fish consumes those microplastics, then is caught by a fisherman for the public to consume, you are eating that plastic too. 

Go for Resuable Wipes

You don’t have to give up your simple and quick way of removing makeup. There are many reusable makeup wipes that you can get. The first one I recommend is the Aileron Cloths from Pai Skincare. These cloths are made from 100% organic cotton and also double as a gentle exfoliator. 

Once you’ve wiped your makeup off, you can either hand wash it with soap, or throw it in the washer. They also come in a pack of 5, so you’ll never have to buy any other wipes.

Greenzia is a company that’s all about sustainability. Their reusable cotton pads are perfect for removing makeup. The pads are made from organic bamboo cotton. They’re eco-friendly and waste-free, as they’re also biodegradable. You won’t need to throw them out for a while though, as they’re machine washable.

Removing Makeup Without Wipes

Another sustainable alternative to makeup wipes is oils. They work really well to remove the makeup in a hassle-free way. Some of the best oils to use are coconut oil, jojoba oil, and avocado oil. Using oil to remove makeup works for all skin types. Even the oily ones, because the oil gets rid of any excess oils that your skin is already producing. 

If you’re still not sure how you feel about washing your face with oil, then you should try baby shampoo or witch hazel. Both of these work great on removing even the toughest of makeup.

Share with Us!

What do you use to remove your makeup? Do you use any of the products listed above? Share with us by tagging @uylmagazine on social media. We want to hear what you’re using to remove your makeup in a sustainable way.

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