Last year I made a big change to my makeup routine, and now I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner! I wanted to share the details with all of you today, because not only was it an easy switch to make, but it’s better for the environment and your wallet too! And that type of information that is always worth sharing. :-)
Up until last year, I was relying on disposable makeup remover wipes to remove my stubborn eye makeup. But I knew there must be a less wasteful and expensive way to do it, and my search for a solution resulted in a great discovery—the reusable 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 have a better idea of 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 should 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 or full-coverage makeup, 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 in this post.)
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 softer, 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 make taking your makeup off as quick and easy as it gets! Just wet the cloth, swipe off your makeup, and you’ll be ready for your beauty sleep.
Which Cloth Should I Use?
You can use any fluffy microfiber cloth you like, but I recommend getting a new one specifically for this purpose. (You wouldn’t want to use a microfiber cloth that’s loaded up with cleaning products, right?)
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.
But I’m not the only one who loves these particular cloths—just check out the reviews below!
These cloths are the best purchase I’ve made in years. I love them!! They remove mascara easily and efficiently and are so soft. My old makeup remover pads would irritate my eyes – so glad to not worry about this anymore. These cloths wash and dry extremely well. Thanks for an awesome product!Chrisla
I absolutely love these wash cloths! They truly are so soft, thick, and gentle, and with a few wipes, my makeup is all gone without using any soap. They are easy to rinse out and after 2-3 uses, I just throw them in the washer and dryer.Irene
So there you have it! When it comes to making the switch to using a makeup remover cloth, I can’t recommend it enough. I’m certain you’ll like it as much as I do!
How do you remove your makeup?