Nowadays I’m just too sleep deprived and hands too tied changing diapers and feeding that I barely have time to dress up or put on makeup when going out. Back then I refused to leave the house unless my hair was neatly curled, makeup pristine, and 4 inch heels shined. Today, for even the bare minimum, the occasion must pass through my new rigorous checklist of considerations, i.e. is it a special gathering with friends? Will we be eating in a nice restaurant? Will photos be taken by my Facebook addicted friends and posted for the world to see? Etc. etc. etc. Last weekend, I went out all day long unknowingly that my V-shaped neckline sweater was worn backwards. It didn’t dawn on me to check why my throat felt uneasy and my neck so breezy while strutting around with Poppyseed in the stroller.
As usual, I’ll come home nowadays and pass out on bed, many times with makeup still on. Finally feeling guilty about it this weekend but still too lazy to walk over to my bathroom to clean my face, I resorted to the box of Huggies baby wipes by my nightstand. Figured I give myself some credit for attempting at least. Well, lo and behold! Turns out the baby wipes not only cleaned baby tooshies, but it worked just as well to clean off the dirt and makeup off my face. Go Figure!
Huggies, Pampers, and Costco’s Kirkland baby wipes (the only three brands I’ve tested so far) did wonders to clean off my lip gloss, eye shadow and pencil makeup (have not tested on mascaras). Now that is a HUGE cost savings opportunity because makeup removal wipes (such as Neutrogena, Almay, Olay) average 20 to 30 cents each while baby wipes may go as low 2 cents per sheet! Now I don’t feel so bad about wasting an entire large sheet of makeup removal wipe. Plus, it’s so convenient because we need to buy baby wipes all the time and carry it around for Poppyseed wherever we go.
As for whether baby wipes are safe enough for your face, there are mixed opinions on the web depending on the brand. Those of you who have sensitive skin should definitely take more precaution of course. But one thing we can all agree on is that it is best to go with the hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, sensitive kind because less chemical is always better.
I wish I learned about baby wipes earlier, could have saved a bundle on disposable makeup removal wipes over the years. It truly is one of the best kept beauty secrets out there for mommies. It works great for me so I highly recommend you all to give it a try!