I’ve recently made a change to makeup routine, and I’ve been kicking myself that I didn’t do it sooner! I couldn’t help but share it with all of you in today’s blog post, because not only was it an easy switch, but it’s better for the environment AND has the potential to be a big money-saver as well! And that’s the type of information that is always worth sharing, in my opinion! :-)
The switch I made had to do with the way I remove my makeup. I had gotten pretty attached to those disposable makeup remover wipes for a while, because they seemed like the only thing that actually worked to remove my stubborn eye makeup. But I knew there had to be a less wasteful solution out there, so which led me to a great discovery—the fact that I could use a microfiber cloth as a makeup remover cloth!
What Is A Makeup Remover Cloth, And How Does It Work?
A makeup remover cloth is a reusable cloth you can use to gently remove your makeup. Microfiber cloths are particularly well suited for makeup removal for several reasons:
- They’re soft. This almost goes without saying, but you don’t want to scrub just any old cloth over your sensitive eyelids! The softer, the better.
- They’re gentle. All those tiny fibers help lift away more makeup, so you can use less pressure and be kinder to your skin.
- They’re thorough. Another benefit of tiny fibers is that they can reach into all the nooks and crannies in your skin. That means a more thorough clean!
- They’re “magnetic.” All those fibers act like magnets, grabbing onto makeup particles and locking them away, rather than just pushing them around on your skin.
So now that you are more familiar with how makeup remover cloths work, you might be asking, “But Jillee, why should I give up my current makeup removal method?” To which I would respond, “Here are 4 perfectly good reasons why you may want to consider adopting a makeup remover cloth!” ;-)
4 Good Reasons To Start Using A Makeup Remover Cloth
1. You’ll Save Money
You’ll be able to wash and reuse your makeup remove cloth hundreds of times! So while a cloth may cost a few more dollars up front, you’ll save plenty of money in the long run over using wipes, cotton pads, and other disposable makeup removers.
2. Customize Your Routine
There are a few different ways to use makeup remover cloths depending on your wants and needs. You can use it with warm water only, which is surprisingly effective! (You can leave it at that, or follow up with a cleanser if you prefer.)
If you wear waterproof makeup or like to layer it on, you might find it useful to use a bit of micellar water to help the cloth get the job done. This is my preferred method, and it works perfectly! (You can learn more about micellar water by reading my post below.)
3. Added Exfoliation
Switching to a makeup remover cloth will add gentle exfoliation to your skincare routine. Exfoliation helps to buff away dead skin cells and reveal the newer, smoother skin underneath. Your skin will be glowing in no time!
4. It’s Quick And Easy
You know those nights when you want nothing more than to just fall into bed without the fuss of washing your face? Makeup remover cloths are about as quick and easy as it gets! Just wet the cloth, swipe off your makeup, and hop into bed.
Which Cloth Should I Use?
You can use any fluffy microfiber cloth you like, but I recommend getting a new one specifically for makeup removal purposes. (You don’t want to use a microfiber cloth you’ve been using with cleaning products, for instance.)
Personally, I’ve been using the super absorbent microfiber cloths that are currently available in my shop, and I can’t recommend them enough! They’re thicker and softer than any other microfiber cloth I’ve used, which is great for my sensitive skin. And I’m not the only fan of these cloths—just check out Pat’s review below! :-)
So there you have it! I can’t say enough about making the switch to using a makeup remover cloth, and I’m certain you’ll like it as much as I do!
How do you currently remove your makeup?