I first started using facial cleansing wipes during my lash extension phase. Let me tell you, if you love falsies (lash extensions, party lashes), cleansing wipes are a must-have in your beauty kit because they will help extend how long those puppies will stay on. Water and rubbing can make the false lashes twist and pull out, so I learned to minimize the fallout by removing most of my makeup/sunscreen (all over my face, not just in the eye area) first with a wipe, then following up with a splash of water (look ma, no rubbing required!).
Unexpectedly, my hands-down favorite for the job is the Merle Norman Facial Cleansing Wipe. Unlike other cleansing cloths, this wipe is more papery in texture (instead of fuzzy fabric-like), which I actually prefer. The slightly stiffer texture and thinner sheet gives me better control and precision (especially around the eye area—I can get super close to my lashes without disturbing them). With the Merle Norman Facial Cleansing Wipe, I feel like I get a more thorough cleanse and never have to follow up with a second sheet.
Since March, I’ve been giving my lashes a break from extensions (and a chance to grow back), but I haven’t given up my face cleansing wipe habit. Using a cleansing wipe now helps extend the life of my blowout because I can get right up next to my hairline with the sheet, but not wet those baby hairs that like to frizz and curl up.
Did I mention that face cleansing wipes are my favorite for travel? There’s no risk of spillage in your suitcase and they’re not a liquid/gel so you don’t have to fit them into that dreaded TSA-approved clear plastic bag in your carry on. One last tip: When you get down to about a week’s worth of sheets in your package, save it! You’ve just created your own “travel-sized” pack of cleansing wipes that you can toss at the end of your trip. Don’t you just love lightening your bag’s load as you go along? More space for shopping!
My favorite face cleansing wipes (shown in photo above):
* Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Cleansing Facial Towelettes (8 travel towelettes)
* Simple Sensitive Skin Experts Cleansing Facial Wipes (7 wipes)
* Korres Milk Proteins Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes for Face and Eyes for Normal to Dry Skin (25 wipes)
* Korres Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Wipes for Face and Eyes for Oily to Combination Skin (25 wipes)