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Which side of cotton pad to use?
Basically there are two sides on cotton pads: One side is more firm and absorbent for using with nail polish remover, the other side is softer and finer for removing eye and facial make-up. We can use both side as what we want to do with it.
Day to day hacks:
- Use to Contour
- Pre-soak your toner
- Apply powder
- Makeup remover
- Alternative to facial masks
Things you should know about cotton pads:
How to use?
If you noticed there is difference on both side of the cotton pads. One side is more firm and absorbent for using with nail polish remover, the other side is softer and finer for removing eye and facial make-up.
Are they bad for skin?
We can’t just say cotton pads are bad for skin. Sometime cotton pads with loose fibers may can harm our skin. They can produce lots of lint which can sticks to our skin mainly when we soak it on toner and eventually blocks our skin pores.
Which is better cotton pads or cotton balls?
These days we invest lots of money for beauty products like high quality toners, makeup removers, spot treatment creams and other beauty products. Which means every last drop counts as we have spent good money on it. We don’t want to waste product on high absorbance cotton balls. It have less cotton by volume and therefore less absorption, while having more surface area.
Opt for a cotton pad that is quilted. We can use organic, premium drug store cotton pads that have two different textured sides: 1 side smooth for gentle cleansing and the other side quilted for exfoliating. Specialty cotton works best if we have sensitive skin.
Now a days, There are many options for cotton on the market. We can even use some of them weekly to switch it up. Who want to wash their face might want to use gauze pads for cleansers and toners, so the fibers wont stuck in their beard hairs. We can also use cleansing brushes, a sponge, or a microfiber towel.