Time to hand the reigns over to my younger sister once more to discuss a topic that has somewhat became taboo within the beauty world, yes it could only be the use of facial wipes...
Gosh the the title for this post sounds so dramatic (I wanted to title the post "I use facial wipes and whut? My sister deemed it a little too aggressive ha!) - almost like it could be used for a TLC one hour special in place of the usual hoarding programmes. It does however feel like we have reached a stage in which even the mere mention of facial wipes is enough to leave some feeling cold!
Yes that's right I use facial wipes and unapologetically so! Do I use this as my only method of cleansing? No but in a pinch I will happily swipe a wet wipe over my face to remove make-up, why shouldn't I? Surely it is better to remove my make-up than sleep in it?
Sometimes I come home, tired from college and rather than faff around with a cleanser and what have you I'll reach for a cleansing wipe to take of the bulk of my make-up. In my mind it can not be all that much different from using micellar water in the same way? Sure later on before I go to bed I'll cleanse, tone and moisturise as normal but I don't look at facial wipes in the same negative light as so many others do. Yes some brands are better than others and I do tend to gravitate towards moisturising versions and never use baby wipes (again no judgement if you do) as they sting my skin.
Let's be brutally honest much like all skin care products facial wipes have come a long way, there is now wipes that have saturated with Micellar Water for convenience, i.e to save you routing around tracking down cotton wool when all you really want is your pj's and evening meal. In my mind if you already use Micellar Water then why not the wipes, really what difference does it make? It is the same product/s only packaged differently?
I'm going to put it out there and say that the majority of us all have a packet of face wipes somwhere and most likely use them for some reason or not? Like a giant creeper I see you all pulling out the rustling packets for long train and flight journeys. I see them stashed on your dressing table for emergencies and I see them in your shopping baskets in my local Superdrug. If they are being bought they are being used, and if they are being used and not abused (i.e not the only method of cleansing you rely on) I don't have any real problem with facial wipes as a concept.
Sure if they disagree with your skin in any shape or form, then it is time to ditch them or at least the brand you happened to be using but otherwise I don't fully understand the hatred surrounding the product. They are quick, fast and totally suitable for cleansing emergencies.
Where do you stand on the whole facial wipe debate?
And if you do happen to hate cleansing wipes (equally okay in my opinion) may I ask why?
I am beyond intrigued!