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Why makeup wipes are bad for your skin. And how to make your own totally fabulous ones using Éminence Organic Skin Care products!

One of the main reasons is the ingredients that are sometimes used. If phenoxythanol is include, it is a bad ingredient since phenol is from benzene and benzene is a known carcinogen. Éminence Organic Skin Care has cleansers that contain preservatives but these preservatives won’t do any harm to the environment such as honey, zinc oxide, food grade pectin, sodium benzoate from cranberries and a derivative of soy beans. There are usually parabens being used as preservatives in commercial wipes that can irritate your skin. And, probably the worst thing for the environment, is that most of the wipes are made of some form of plastic which will not degrade. 

Even though makeup wipes are easy to use, you can make your own easy-to-use cleaner pads with Éminence Organic Skin Care!

I (hi, everyone, BZ here!) travel with my specially made pads in a small sealed, plastic bag. If you use Eminence’s Rice Milk 3 in 1 Cleansing Water, you are able to remove makeup, cleanse and tone at the same time with no bad ingredients! What’s not to love about that as an easy way to take care of your skin when traveling for a short time?  Totally airplane friendly since there are no bottles of liquid. Or take it to the gym as a great cleanser before you begin to work out to keep your skin clear of makeup. Or keep the bag next to your bed to take the day’s dirt, sebum and makeup off.  If you are using at the end of the day, please always do two cleanses (use one pad for each cleanse); one to remove dirt and debris and then another one to properly clean your skin.

How to make these wonderful pads: take 100% cotton wool pads, wet them, squeeze out the water so that the pads are only damp, then put Eminence Organic Skin Care’s Rice Milk on them. Use two for night cleansing and one for morning cleansing. The only step you then need is SPF during the day and a night cream before you head to bed. Good basic skin care and easy to do, even for the most time-sensitive!

If you only use Eminence Organic Skin Care’s Rice Milk on the pads, without wetting them first, you would be wasting product so please use damp cotton round pads.

The cleansing before you go to sleep is the most important one since your skin repairs itself whilst you sleep. So, whether you sleep at night or sleep during the day because you work the night shift, please always double cleanse your skin prior to settling down for your sleep! 

And, please remember to reuse and/or recycle your plastic bag when you have finished with it!Na