How do you take care of your skin when you are not allowed to shower for 72 hours, and your mobility is quite limited? Facial Wipes- that’s how!
(I know, I know, not showering for 72 hours is TMI but hey when you have surgery it happens!)
Because of my knee surgery last Friday, I was not in the mood to hang out over the sink and perform my usual involved cleansing routine, but I still wanted to take good care of my skin while on the mend. In order to help me with this task, I grabbed the super convenient package of Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towelettes on my last trip to Whole Foods.
I wanted to try this facial towelette because the idea of towelette’s makes me feel a tad wasteful, but YTC provides you with a completely guilt free and biodegradable wipe. I started using these guys prior to my surgery to test out their strength with taking off makeup- while they did an amazing job getting off any makeup on my eyelids and face, there was still residual mascara (and I don’t use waterproof) hanging out afterwards. I might suggest using traditional eye make up remover before the wipes to ensure you don’t wake up with black smudges all over your eyes and pillow case.
The wipes have a light, crisp, and refreshing cucumber scent that I must say… was even a bit calming. I also found them to be completely non-irritating to my skin. My skin felt incredibly clean with each wipe, but not dried out. AND I feel like they did a great job at gently exfoliating my skin after each use.
I fully intend to use these again if 1) I go camping, 2) am at the beach, or 3) heaven forbid I have surgery again and don’t have the strength or option to move a ton afterwards. Many of my friends are already hooked on the Yes To Carrots Shampoos and Conditioners, so we’ll have to see what I think about them in the future!