Makeup Wipe Mistakes to Avoid

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How can you make a makeup wipe mistake?  They’re not difficult to use, just wipe and go, right?  That is why these handy little cleansers are so popular when cleaning off your makeup at bedtime and prior to your workout at the gym.  However, you need to be aware of the most common makeup wipe mistakes to avoid so you don’t sabotage your skincare routine.

Removing makeup can be a difficult and time consuming process.  According to dermatologists, you want to wipe your face from the outside to the inside to avoid spreading large amounts of harmful bacteria around on your face. There is more bacteria in the center of the face, and you want to start where there is less bacteria and move in.

Did you know that there is a right way and a wrong way to use makeup wipes?

Be aware and beware of your T-zone (chin, nose, and forehead).  It has more sebaceous glands than the outer border of your face, which gives bacteria more of an opportunity to grow.  You may be under the assumption that makeup wipes are removing all of your makeup when they actually may be leaving some behind.  It’s okay if you don’t have much makeup on.  You could probably get away with just a simple swipe.

Nonetheless, if you are doing your usual makeup routine, using a wipe to clean your face later on will only be step one of your cleansing routine.  After using the wipe, use a foaming oil or oil cleanser to get rid of makeup that is left behind. Follow up with a non-alcohol based toner. You want to make sure you are removing makeup, dirt, and grime so you don’t create clogged pores and acne.

For more makeup wipe mistakes to avoid, read the original article here:
3 Major Mistakes You’re Making With Your Makeup Wipes