This post is for a certain kind of woman. I would love to say it's for an extremely busy woman who doesn't have time for anything and thus needs to simplify her life in order to get everything done, but it's not. It's for the woman, who even though she spent her entire day binge-watching shows on Netflix, just couldn't possibly muster up the energy to wash her face properly. I am that lady. Although my life has recently gotten a little busier with a new baby, I discovered these wipes when my days and nights were so free, that it's now hard to even imagine what I did with my time back then. I was, and still am, just incredibly lazy when it comes to my skincare routine! Thankfully, someone created a product that caters to my needs so I can still have smooth and clear skin without all the effort.
Part of my problem is that I don't plan ahead and wash my face earlier in the evening. I usually wait until I get so tired that I zombie-walk to bed or fall asleep on the couch. (I am notorious for inviting people over for movies and falling asleep halfway through). But even if I fall asleep on the couch, I can sleepily grab a wipe on my way to bed and wash off the day's makeup and dirt off my face. (There have been many a morning where I have woken up to find a wipe on my nightstand.) The cool part is, you get to see what comes off your face, which also has made me realize how important it is to wash my face each night. Not only are the wipes easy, but they are great for travel- totally TSA-compliant unlike liquid face washes. I always take them in my carry-on to use after landing, especially after a red-eye flight when you've been pressing your face against a plane window or stranger for hours. I also hear that they come in handy in gym bags to use after tough workouts, but I can't attest to that (re:lazy).
I've tried a couple of different brands of face wash wipes and found Simple Skincare's Kind To Skin Cleansing Wipes to be the best. A lot of the other brands are scented with harsh ingredients and leave my face dry, but the Kind To Skin wipes don't contain any alcohol or oil, so they won't dry out your skin or make it greasy. They are perfect for sensitive skin like mine. They are gentle and non irritating, but at the same time they really take off any dirt or makeup on your face - even the most waterproof eyeliners and mascaras. After you throw the wipe away, your face feels fresh and clean, while other brands left residue that made me feel like something was still on my face.
I wish I had found these wipes in my early 20's when I was staying out late at bars and parties and often falling asleep with all my makeup on. I swear, you can reduce a hangover by 50% just by washing your face! If I had found them earlier, my skin would have been a lot clearer through those wilder years. Since I started using them, my skin has been so much clearer, even through crazy pregnancy hormones!
So if you are super busy or just super lazy, these wipes allow you to still take care of your skin the way you should. You can find them at most drugstores or on Amazon.
(photo from simpleskincare.com)