At the end of a long day, we all love the ease of removing our makeup with a single-use makeup wipe without a second thought. Then we add cotton rounds for removing eye makeup and using micellar water. But in recent months there has been a growing awareness of just how bad these wipes are for the environment!
Here’s why they aren’t the best solution for makeup removal and some alternatives:
- While using, you’re tagging on your skin and eyes up, down, and sideways, increasing the speed of the aging process and saggy skin – not a good look!
- Most of these wipes contain non-biodegradable plastic fibres such as polyester and rayon.
“One group estimates that about 20 million pounds of single-use wipes (including baby wipes and disinfecting wipes) are disposed of every day in the U.S. Most end up in landfills and don’t rapidly breakdown!” (Source: RealSimple)
So, what can we do to reduce our input to this horrible statistic?
- Use an environmentally-friendly washcloth, or an organic cotton fiber cloth, to clean your face with an organic makeup remover;
- There are a lot of great cleansing balms that only require the use of your hands – best tools!
What products do you use to remove your makeup? Let me know in the comments below!