A lot of people wonder if there are major differences between makeup cotton and paper towels! Well, each of these products has a unique purpose. They are manufactured for different reasons. That is why you should be aware of its differences before using or even buying them.
What are they made off?
To begin with, makeup cotton pads and paper towels are made of paper pulp. They are both disposable wipers. Toilet paper is carefully formulated to dissolve in water. This is why you can dispose toilet paper and not clog pipes. Toilet paper is safe in septic systems too. It doesn’t cause any damage to municipal sewer machines. On the other hand, makeup cotton pads have a softer surface. Different types of chemicals are used to make the surface softer. When compared to paper towels, makeup cotton pads are incredibly soft. For example, perfumes, lotions, and softeners are used to make facial tissues. That is why facial tissues don’t dissolve in water easily. Also, makeup cotton pads must not be flushed. Flushing facial tissues will result in serious drainage problems
Can One Replace the Other?
It is quite interesting to note that paper towels and makeup cotton pads can be used to replace each other. However, there are few important points you must remember. First of all, paper towels have a rough feel. You can use paper towels to blow your nose, but it will not be as soft as makeup cotton. In the long run, paper towels can result in “sore nose”. Some people use paper towels to wipe away tears. Paper towels are good absorbents. It absorbs moisture quickly. That means all your tears will be absorbed quickly into the towel. Though paper towels can be used instead of makeup cotton pads, it would be unwise to replace paper towels with cotton pads. As mentioned previously, makeup cotton pads are a serious threat to any septic system and plumbing lines.
Finally, paper towels are much cheaper than makeup cotton pads. If you are planning to buy makeup cotton pads for wiping tears and blowing your nose, think again. On an average, paper towels cost between 1 and 2 USD per roll. Meanwhile, two sheets of makeup cotton pads can cost you ½ a cent. This means you must spend lots of money to buy and use makeup cotton.