Up until a couple of years ago, I relied almost entirely on disposable makeup remover wipes to take off my stubborn eye makeup every night. But the more of those disposable wipes I burned through, the more I was sure there had to be a less wasteful way to do it (and less expensive too!)
My search for a solution resulted in a truly game-changing discovery for me—the existence of reusable makeup remover cloths! I’ve since become such a fan of makeup remover cloths that I even created my own set to carry in my shop. (And they’re on SUPER SALE right now!)
So today I thought I’d share some of the best things about makeup remover cloths, including how they work, what advantages they offer over other methods of makeup removal, plus some tips and tricks for incorporating them into your routine! 🙂
What Is A Makeup Remover Cloth, And How Does It Work?
A makeup remover cloth is a cloth you can use to gently remove your makeup, then wash and reuse. While any type of cloth could theoretically qualify as a makeup remover cloth, microfiber cloths are particularly well suited to the task 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 facial skin! 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 those tiny microfibers is that they can reach into all the nooks and crannies in your skin for a more thorough cleansing.
- They’re “magnetic.” All those fibers act like magnets, grabbing onto makeup particles and locking them away rather than 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?” And to that, 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
The most obvious benefit of a makeup remove cloth is that you can wash and reuse it hundreds of times! So while investing in a set of makeup remover cloths may cost a few more dollars than a package of disposable wipes, you’ll make that money back in savings (and then some!)
2. Customize Your Routine
There are a few different ways to incorporate makeup remover cloths into your routine depending on your personal preferences and skincare needs. Some people use them to remove their makeup and then wash their face with a cleanser afterward, while others rely on the cloth alone for cleansing.
Another decision you’ll make with a makeup remover cloth is what to put on it. Some use only warm water (which is surprisingly effective!), while others prefer to dampen theirs with micellar water for additional cleansing or to remove more stubborn types of makeup. (I personally use micellar water on mine, and it’s an ideal system in my eyes!) 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 crawl into bed as quickly as possible? 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 makeup removal. (You wouldn’t want to use a microfiber cloth that could have residue from cleaning products on it, after all!)
I use the One Fresh Face microfiber makeup remover cloths that are available in my shop, and I can’t recommend them enough! They’re absorbent, plush, and oh-so soft, which is great for my notoriously sensitive skin.
But I’m not the only one who uses and loves these particular cloths—just check out some of these reviews!
“I love, love, love, love these makeup remover cloths! I was so happy that the cloths easily remove every bit of my eye makeup just using water. The cloth is soft and gentle. They are THE BEST thing I have ever purchased for removing makeup. And they wash beautifully.”
“I love these! They are so soft! No matter what makeup I use they never stain. I bought a set for myself and loved them so much, I bought a set for each of my three daughters!”
“I read the reviews and the instructions about the make-up remover cloths and thought I’d try them. WOW! Was I surprised. They work like magic. No kidding gals! They remove ALL make-up and wash easily. What a breakthrough.”
Tips For Using And Cleaning Makeup Remover Cloths
I keep my makeup remover cloths in a small basket in my linen closet. I grab one cloth on my way to wash my makeup off each night, wet it with a bit of micellar water, and clean my face. Then when I’m finished, I wring out the cloth and put it in my laundry hamper until I’m ready to wash them.
To wash your makeup remover cloths, choose a delicate, cold-water cycle to minimize shedding and extend their lifespan. You can even zip them into a mesh laundry bag before tossing them in the washer to avoid losing any.
As with any other microfiber cloth, you should avoid using fabric softener when washing them, and try not wash them wash with linty items. After washing, lay them out to dry or tumble dry with no heat.
So there you have it! When it comes to removing your makeup, I absolutely recommend making the switch to a makeup remover cloth. I’m certain you’ll love the benefits just as much as I do!
How do you remove your makeup?