Which washes your face better: oil cleansers or face wipes?

Barnstaple, Facial, Facials, skincare, Beauty Salon. Dermalogica

You know those nights when you’re just too exhausted to remove a full face of make-up? Yep that me most nights after the kids have gone to bed and I can’t be bothered to even haul myself in the shower let alone cleanse my face. Well this Seems to be the perfect time for most to just rub a make-up remover wipe across your face! Although these cleansing wipes can remove some of your make-up, they are quick and easy they’re not removing as much as you think.

Why wipes won’t cut it

Wipes actually just smear the dirt, bacteria, oil and make-up across your face. They break down some of the debris, but don’t remove it all. Then, the build-up gets stuck in your pores. Yuck! Although wipes may be faster to use, you are more inclined to miss a spot and sleep with make-up on, which can lead to breakouts. Plus, wipes are packed with ingredients like Specially Denatured (SD) Alcohol 40B and Denatured Alcohol, which evaporate quickly and can dry out your skin. The are also not environmentally friendly either, they don't ever breakdown and will hang around for 1000 of years!

I remember watching a program I think it was on channel 4 and it was called “ Fat Burg” It was about these masses of Fat icebergs clogging up london’s drains and sewers! The two main culprits were fat that we produce through foods, cooking etc and the second culprit was Facial wipes and baby wet wipes! A little bit off tandem here but if your using facial wipes ditch them because not only are they bad for the environment on a big scale but they are horrific for your skin too!

The “dirt” on oil-based cleansers

Oil-based cleansers can attract, deconstruct and dissolve layers of oil-soluble substances like excess sebum (oil), waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual product build-up. The cleanser melts into skin, dissolving build-up in hard-to-reach crevices around your nose or in between eyelashes – places a wipe just can’t properly cleanse.

Use a cleanser like Dermalogica’s PreCleanse Oil or PreCleanse Balm to:

  • Gently dissolve and remove built-up residue and make-up.

  • Smooth, calm and nourish skin without clogging pores.

  • Enable your regular cleanser and other skin care products to work more effectively.

Not sure of which cleanser would be right for your skin? Pop into the salon and speak to one of our Dermalogica skin therapist who would be more than happy to advice you.

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