Now look here, I don’t know about you but I am a big fan of short cuts. I like to save time here and there, who doesn’t? If I can get a job done in one step rather than 3 then I’m going to go for it. There are a number of things in life that people say you “should” do but honestly, who can be arsed?
And so to my confession: I ONLY USE A FACE WIPE TO TAKE OFF MY MAKE UP…!
Yup, it’s true. I bloody love a face wipe. In fact one of my best friends says the way she will always remember me is sitting on my bed in Pjs and a Papa Roach hoodie (rock on) taking off my make up with a face wipe. To be honest I was quite offended by this as it makes it sound like we have the most BORING FRIENDSHIP EVER but there you go. I am synonymous with face wipes. And you know what, that is fine by me.
We’re told that we need to cleanse, tone and moisturise every night, sometimes even twice a day! Are you actually mental?! Have the words “Ain’t no body got time for that” ever rung truer?? I for one, am not at my most productive right before I go to bed. You are damn lucky I’m taking my make up off at all, let alone spending 20 minutes faffing about by the sink with a shit load of lotions and potions. Grab yourself a wipe, get the base off with one side, flip it over and do the eyes, bish bash bosh bed. I use an apricot scrub 2-3 times a week for a deeper clean and that’s fine for me. I just don’t think you need to do it every day, especially if you haven’t even been wearing make up! Leave your face to sit in it’s natural oils for a bit, there has to be some benefits to that.
Weirdly enough, my afore mentioned friend CTM’s everyday and she says she thinks it makes her skin feel drier but she’s so in the habit she can’t not do it. I used to have acne real bad (video soon come) and my face is still quite oily in places but I’m happy with the results I get from a wipe. Granted, they won’t work for everyone, some people might need to cleanse their skin properly to avoid breakouts etc but EVERY DAY? Really?? My mum used to take her make up off with a bit of toilet paper and some Vaseline. I mean, rubbing Vaseline into your face and then scraping it off with a rough bit of toilet paper can’t be “good for you” but she has amazing skin! And she has never washed her face with soap, water only because it dries her out. She was even concerned by the fact that I use a scrub now and again.
It all just seems like a bit off a ball ache to me. So now you know my dirty little secret. Maybe when I’m old I’ll have terrible skin, and I’ll throw my packet of wipes into the fire, cursing and wailing “why didn’t I just cleanse, tone and moisturise like they told me toooooooooooo?!” but ’til that day comes I say damn The Man, save the wipe!