Wipes were once the preserve of the baby changing table but in today's household you're likely to find wipes in every corner of the home and it is the beauty routine which has seen the biggest change.
With that, we'll probably start to see a change to the nation's skin too - and not necessarily a good one says skin expert
Caroline Hirons: "I can spot a woman that uses a cleansing cloth a mile off, it just looks like they haven't washed their face properly. There will be residue around the hairline and her skin will look like it's in dire need of some exfoliation."
Sarah Chapman , beauty specialist, skincare expert and founder of Skinesis agrees: "I see a lot of women with skin that's become blocked, sensitised and covered in rashes because of cloths come into my clinic. In a nutshell I am not a fan."
The reason for cleansing wipes' aggravating nature is tri-fold. Firstly, most wipes contain alcohol, to help the wipe hold onto ingredients. Secondly, they don't actually clean the face completely; they don't lift off oil and sebum properly, won't remove dirt in its entirety and tend to leave a residue on skin. Thirdly the ingredients and chemicals are extremely irritating for skin."
Also we tend to press harder with a cloth than we would with a cream cleanser and it exacerbates the situation. If you have acne or sensitivity - particularly on the cheeks - a wipe does far more harm than good.
Are you using face wipes. Hope this article will make you to consider ditching them. I always have face wipes in my car, but I use them to wipe my hands. See more on: http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/news-features/TMG10769837/Cleansing-cloths-the-dirty-truth.html