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What happens when you use makeup remover wipes: 'Literally makes my toes curl' - Katie Mather

Updated: Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Tijion Esho, an Instagram "skinfluencer" and cosmetic doctor, posted a video on Instagram showing close-up demonstration of what happens to your pores when you use makeup remover wipes.

Makeup remover wipes have been dubbed the ultimate lazy hack for moments when "you just can't get to the sink" to do your regular skincare routine. To avoid sleeping in makeup - which clogs pores and can cause breakouts and premature wrinkles - the makeup remover wipe is sold as a substitute.

But it may be causing more problems than it solves.

Dr. Esho explains in his insagram video that he does not advise his patients to use makeup wipes. In the video Dr. Esho holds up an orange and pumps a little bit of foundation onto it. After spreading the foundation evenly over the face of the orange, Dr. Esho uses makeup wipe to attempt to remove the foundation off of the orange.

While Dr. Esho does get a decent amount off the orange, he reaches a point where the makeup remover wipe can't reach bits of the foundation that has seeped into the orange's pores - so, imagine what it does to your skin.

Alternatively double cleanse using a cleanser or micellar water with for 60 seconds and try follow up makeup removal with moisture," Dr Esho advises.

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