You’ve Probably Been Using Face Wipes Wrong This Whole Time

Face wipes are the ultimate beauty quick fix. Forget faffing around with cotton pads and makeup remover, face wipes let you take the day’s warpaint off in a flash. With a pack of face wipes by your bedside you can avoid you committing the biggest beauty crime of all: sleeping in your makeup.

Are you a face wipe fan? If so, you need to listen up. It turns out you’ve probably been using them the wrong way. Who would of thought it, eh?

Apparently mindlessly scrubbing at your face whilst scrolling through Instagram ain’t gonna cut it if you want clear skin. And using face wipes incorrectly could be making your skin break out. Argh.

This industry secret has surfaced thanks to a Beverly Hills based called dermatologist Debra Luftman. The beauty expert told InStyle there is a specific technique for removing makeup with a wipe.

“It’s important to use your wipe from the forehead down to the jaw, so that you don’t end up redistributing oil and bacteria around your face and causing breakouts,” said Luftman. Now she’s said it, it does kinda make sense…

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Luftman suggests you start with the cleanest (and clearest) areas of your face, and then move on to the other areas. If you wipe over your spots first you’ll then transfer that bacteria to other places, and in turn could cause more of the pesky things to appear.

Dr. Luftman says to leave the worst areas of your face ’til last: “Finish wiping at your nose, as it’s one of the grimiest parts of the face.” And then of course – throw out the wipe.

Plus, if you’ve been going to town with the contoruing and wearing multiple layers of makeup you might want to consider using more than one wipe.

Life-changing info indeed.