At the end of the day, we are faced with taking off our makeup. When you remove your makeup at night, do you use a makeup removing wipes or a cleansing balm? Whichever routine you are faced with, the decision boils down to what products you use while cleansing your face. Recently, the beauty industry has seen a surge in the use of cleansing balms as opposed to cleansing wipes.
On this blog post, I will be sharing top 3 reasons why I prefer Cleansing balms to Makeup Wipes.
I used to be a big believer and consumer of makeup wipes especially the Neutrogena Cleansing Towelette, until I got to try out the Farmacy makeup meltaway cleansing balm through the Ipsy subscription box. Since then, I have never looked back when it comes to choosing cleansing balm over makeup wipes.
However, this doesn’t mean I will never have cleansing wipes in my collection, because they really come in handy. On the other hand, I prefer to use them for purposes other than cleansing my face. Although both balms and makeup wipes are effective ways of removing your makeup, there is a huge difference between both products.
top 3 reasons to use a cleansing balm.
The first reason why cleansing balms are better than makeup wipes, is that they are more gentle on the skin. They are usually oil based and are great at dissolving your makeup. They tend to thoroughly remove all dirt and impurities that have settled into your skin whilst wearing makeup. This method of cleansing is best adopted for those who wear lots of makeup. On the other hand, makeup wipes are not sufficient when it comes to taking off lots of makeup. They are better when you wear light to medium makeup.
Cleansing Balms are better options at maintaining the skin’s natural oils especially if your have dry or sensitive skin. While cleansing wipes tends to dry out the skin if they contains dye, perfumes are artificial ingredients.
Cleansing balms provide moisture and hydration to the skin while the fabric of cleaning wipes can cause tears on the skin. They usually contain alcohol which dries or irritates the skin. They do not effectively take away your makeup and they are not oil based as most makeup products are oil based which requires either a cleansing balm or oil.
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