Asking for a friend: Is it gross to reuse makeup wipes?

City Women & co

December 05, 2018 at 11:53AM

In an increasingly sustainable world where everyone is constantly promoting the ?reduce, reuse, and recycle? lifestyle, people might be taking the slogan a little too far. Early this year, the CDC had to plead with the public to stop washing and reusing condoms (yep?)—and now there?s a skin-care PSA regarding your makeup wipes you should know about for the sake of your complexion.

First thing?s first: Makeup remover wipes can definitely be pricey. Biodegradable and natural options can run you up to $26 for a pack of 30, so it?s no wonder why those who want to get their money?s worth try to get a couple uses out of each of those precious towelettes. The only issue? According to Dendy Engelman, MD, a New York City-based dermatologist, doing so could totally disrupt the very fragile ecosystem of skin. ?The purpose of cleansing is two-fold: The first…

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