In the wide world of personal hygiene products, it can be easy for adults to dismiss wet wipes. In fact, if you were to ask someone off the street why people use wet wipes, they’d probably tell you that they’re primarily used for cleaning a baby’s skin. While it’s true that you often see wet wipes advertised for this purpose, they’re actually great personal care products for everyone, regardless of age.

Using wet wipes for adults for personal hygiene is virtually the same as using them for babies. If you’re a parent,you’re likely already familiar with the many hygienic applications of single-use wipes. If you don’t have children and haven’t already used wet wipes in the past, you might wonder why you should add them to your routine. Let’s take a look at how to use wet wipes in a variety of situations!

Cleaning Your Skin: The gentle way, with wet wipes

Ultimately, they’re designed to gently remove dirt. Because they’re usually made with babies in mind, they are very mild so as not to irritate skin sensitivities. One of the most common uses is to quickly clean your hands. Not only do wipes remove dirt and grime, but they also disinfect, making them a staple hygiene product for when you’re at home or on the go.

Facial Care: Because we all have faces

Use wet wipes for basic skincare. They are as good as specialized facial wipes but cost much less. They’re a speedy way to cleanse your face, but many people also use them as a quick, no-mess way to remove makeup. Be sure to test new wipes on your skin if you tend to be sensitive. You never know how your skin will react.

Toilet Paper Substitute: Nothing is better for personal hygiene products

Don’t laugh! After all, parents use flushable wipes to clean up infants. Why should it be any different for adults? The truth is, it isn’t. Some argue that wet wipes are more effective than toilet paper because the added moisture helps to clean more thoroughly (don’t worry, it dries quickly)and can be more cost effective depending on the brands in question since you’ll likely use fewer wet wipes than you would toilet paper. Though some may find such use strange, others swear that replacing toilet paper with wet wipes leads to better personal hygiene.

Disinfecting Surfaces: Because being clean is trending.

Besides keeping you clean, baby wipes can help prevent you from getting dirty in the first place. Always keep a pack on hand so that you can disinfect tabletops, doorknobs, even toilet seats. On the home front, they’re great for removing smudges, too.

Wet wipes are one of the most versatile personal hygiene products. They are an inexpensive way to keep clean throughout the day and compact enough to take with you without trouble. If you haven’t tried them yet, take a look at the examples above and give them a try in your daily routine!