Girl, Wash Your Face … Literally.
Let’s be honest, we all skip washing our faces sometimes. If you’re like me, you might just use a makeup wipe and say “that’ll do”. What’s one night going to hurt, right? WRONG. Washing your face is extremely important! Did you know that makeup wipes only break down makeup particles? They don’t actually remove makeup. They are not formulated to thoroughly clean your skin. When you finish using a makeup wipe, you may see the makeup on the wipe, and your face may look makeup-free but they often leave residue behind.
Using makeup wipes regularly can actually clog your pores and cause breakouts. They contain harsh and harmful chemicals that disrupt your skin’s PH balance. It can also mess up your skin’s acid mantle, which is the protective layer of your skin that keeps dirt out and locks in moisture and natural oils. Oh, and did I mention they’re terrible for the environment? A single makeup wipe can take over 100 years to decompose.
Washing your face removes makeup, hydrates your skin, prevents the production of access oil, and helps your skin maintain proper pore size. When you wash, you remove the buildup. This includes makeup, dirt, oil, and other unwanted debris. Not washing your face causes layers of dirt and grime to build-up on your skin, making it difficult for other products to work effectively. What I’m trying to say is, just wash your face. You will be thankful you did, you will have more radiant and healthier-looking skin.
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