If you’ve been using an old-school washcloth or single-use makeup wipes to take your makeup off, then you’re missing out on the magic of makeup remover towels. Some gadgets seem gimmicky, but these textiles are the real deal, and many pro makeup artists swear by them for removing a full face of product or as a pre-cleansing step any time of day. “A makeup remover towel is a chemical-, soap-, and oil-free option to remove your makeup,” says Melissa Hurkman, a Los Angeles-based celebrity makeup artist. “They are usually a soft polyester material that has longer fibers that help remove even stubborn waterproof makeup.”
Essentially, those fine, long fibers work together like a magnet, extracting dirt, oil, and makeup by creating friction with your skin’s pores once those fibers are dampened with water. For best results, Hurkman suggests wetting your towel with warm water, ringing it out, and then gently using circular motions all over your face to remove any residual buildup. “When dealing with heavy eyeshadow or waterproof mascara, press the towel down over the eyes for about 10 seconds,” suggests Hurkman. “This will warm up that area to help the fibers break down the product more effectively.”
In addition to being more eco-friendly and cost-effective over time because they’re not disposable, makeup remover towels often can perform better than beauty wipes or a standard washcloth. “It’s going to give you a much better clean than makeup wipes because of the suction it creates to literally pull makeup out of the skin, rather than moving it around and only wiping some off,” says Cara Lovello, a New Jersey-based makeup artist.
That said, you have to maintain your towel to keep it working optimally. Hurkman recommends rinsing and ringing your towel clear after every use before letting it thoroughly air dry. It’s also important to hand-wash or throw yours in the laundry (no fabric softeners or detergent formulas with heavy oils!) every two to four times you use it. That way, your towel won’t become a Petri dish for bacteria.
So, who can benefit from a makeup remover towel? Pretty much everyone that wears makeup and dreads the long process removal can take. There’s even some thought that acne-prone and sensitive skin types respond especially well to this method of makeup removal because the towels don’t contain extra potentially abrasive chemicals or oils like some other makeup removing products do.
Yes, you’ll have to make an investment up front, but these towels can literally last years with proper care. Even better, they’ll save you time and energy when cleansing your face so you can go to bed—or start your day—with hassle-free, squeaky clean skin. These 10 super soft picks will make you a believer in makeup remover towels.
Source : https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/these-makeup-remover-towels-are-like-face-wipes-without-the-waste/ss-AAQ3xLx527