The lazy gal's guide (life hack) to getting clean skin, fast.

The makeup wipe 

The makeup wipe 

Forty winks, counting sheep, catching some z's -- these are the thoughts that race through my head as I ready myself for sleep. In the morning I'm willing to cut a couple of corners as much as the next gal for those few extra minutes of sleep and I'll certainly do the same before bed.

Think about all the things you do in the course of day..

  • Commute to work (drive, bike, walk, train, etc.)
  • Chat on the phone or text
  • Type
  • Frequent the bathroom
  • Hit the gym
  • Pick up the kids (for some of us)

Now, how many times did you or even a loved one touched your face after doing any or all of these activities? We always sanitise our hands, yet we only manage to wash/cleanse our face once a day.

Show of hands, have you hit the sheets without washing your face? I certainly have and I'm ashamed to admit this, but it's a habit (albeit a good one) I really only picked up a couple of years ago. Plus, who knows how badly I've harmed/damaged my skin from being so neglectful.

Now that I wear makeup almost every day, I make the time to remove my makeup off. Key word here is make, no matter how tipsy, tired or sick I am. I don't want my made up face smushin' with my pillow, guys we all know where it's been and it ain't pretty.

So, for those post-party evenings or even for the long, hard days at work or school reach for a makeup wipe. I've been using Neutrogena's Night Calming Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (say that three times fast) when I can't be bothered hovering over the sink as the water reaches a luke warm state. The soft wipes get rid of the day's grit and grime all while calming the senses, I'm left feeling squeaky clean and zen.

Side note: makeup wipes shouldn't permanently replace a proper facial cleansing regimen, but they [wipes] sure are handy whenever you're having a Garfield moment. 

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Neutrogena's Night Calming Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes:

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 7 out of 10 bags — Cheap and cheerful.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • I wish Neutrogena sold their makeup range in Australia.

*PR sample provided  –  Thoughts and ramblings written here are completely my own.