Skin Care Suicide – Makeup Removal Wipes

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Makeup Removal Wipes

I must confess I used makeup removal wipes for years until I was given a stern telling off from a facialist who I thought was going to slap me silly at the sheer mention of wipes. I haven’t been blogging long, but I have came across numerous posts where girls are promoting cheap wipes as ‘bargains’.

These makeup removal wipes no matter how ‘gentle’ they claim to be, strip the natural oils from your skin, and don’t offer the best solution for removing your makeup. I for one know I often had to use several just so that my skin felt clean and fresh, and I used the ‘Witch’ wipes.

As someone with extremely dry skin, using wipes was skin care suicide for me (of which I was not aware). I religiously take my make-up off after a night out, no matter how drunk I am, and it’s often the first thing I do when I come in from work on an evening. I had thought I was doing good by using the wipes after a night out, but since I have stopped my skin has improved dramatically. I get less breakouts and my skin doesn’t suffer from that awful ‘tight’ feeling. My dry patches have also improved. Even worse, I’d been using wipes that were full of witch hazel; literally sucking the moisture from my skin!

Please spend an extra five minutes in the bathroom using a cleanser and toner instead, your skin will love you for it, and I guarantee you will see an improvement in the condition of your skin quickly.

My next blog will discuss the latest skin-care brand I am using and have fallen in love with.

Have you noticed an improvement after stopping using makeup removal wipes??

Lauren xo



  1. Hannah Hindmarsh.
    February 7, 2012 / 11:24 am

    great post babe :') !!
    i try not to use wipes anymore, if i do its because its late, im drunk & its better to use them then wake up with my eyes stuck together with mascara!! lol!
    mum instilled a proper cleanse, tone & moiturise routine into me from a young age, it does make such a difference!
    keep up the good work… the followers & comments will start rolling in 🙂

  2. Hannah Hindmarsh.
    February 7, 2012 / 11:25 am

    ps. my blog is: 🙂

  3. Blonde Ambition
    February 7, 2012 / 11:46 am

    Thank you for the comment babe! The reduction in breakouts and improvement in skin moisture since I stopped is incredible. Definitely agree its better to use them to make sure your make up is off rather than leaving it on!
    I will follow your blog. 🙂 xxxx

  4. February 7, 2012 / 6:19 pm

    I use wipes! But I use them to remove my makeup before using Liz Earle Hot cloth cleanser and all the other steps in my skincare routine- it's mainly so I don't make the muslin cloths look dirty and black from my eye makeup! Good read, though and I do agree they shoud never replace the 'cleanse' part of a routine..Xx

  5. Blonde Ambition
    February 10, 2012 / 9:07 am

    Thanks girls! Emily you may be interested in my other post, I've recently become allergi to my Liz Earle after about 6 months of use. I wasn't happy!!!

    Glad the post has been helpful Heather!!

    L xo

  6. BeautyTherapy83
    February 10, 2012 / 1:31 pm

    I did not know about this…great post!

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