I’ve been using microfiber cloths in my skin care routine for over two years now. They have made oil cleansing with high linoleic oils a wonderful experience. I have tried oil cleansing with regular cotton wash cloth in the past, but it seriously didn’t even compare to using a soft microfiber cloth.
The combination of using high linoleic oils along with a microfiber cloth has literally been magic for my skin!
Most recently I’ve returned to simply washing my face with just water while using a high linoleic oil as a moisturizer. I don’t wear nearly as much makeup (especially foundation) as I used to, so oil cleansing daily to remove heavy makeup isn’t necessary for me at this time. Still, something was missing. I wanted a way to gently exfoliate my skin without the use of extra products or ingredients, and I was missing the smooth “poreless” appearance that microfiber cloths give my skin.
So I ordered new microfiber cloths, and I retired my old cloths for cleaning around the house. I originally thought the cloths that I was using were soft. The new cloths that I purchased went beyond my expectations. These cloths are slightly larger and so much softer than my old cloths that I can’t even believe it.
A major bonus to using soft microfiber cloths for skin care versus others wash cloths is that they can literally remove your makeup with just water!
The reason why microfiber cloths are so popular in regards to cleaning is because the tiny fibers on the cloth literally attract dirt effortlessly. When you cleanse your skin and leave dirt, makeup, and grime behind, your pores wIll naturally increase in size because they become clogged. This alone can create acne and other skin issues.
Since using microfiber cloths in my skin care routine for the past two+ years, I have noticed that my skin has a smoother complexion with much smaller looking pores. With continued use, I no longer saw blackheads on or around my nose. These cloths also help exfoliate my skin while fading dark marks and hyperpigmentation.
One of the biggest lessons that I have learned is that you do not need to use excessive pressure when using these cloths against your skin.
Rubbing your skin harshly automatically creates irritation and redness. Microfiber cloths will cleanse and gently exfoliate your skin with ease because of the material. Being gentle with your skin in general is a wonderful habit to create. Even though I don’t oil cleanse daily anymore, the oil makes using these cloths much gentler on the skin versus just using water.
5 Reasons I LOVE My New Super Soft Microfiber Cloths
- They are so gentle on my sensitive skin.
- They are extremely inexpensive for a pack of 12!
- They remove makeup, cleanse, exfoliate, and create a smoother more even skin tone with just water yet you can still oil cleanse if you like.
- I don’t need extra skin care products.
- My simple skin care regimen takes very little time.
(Note… I use soap and water to wash out my cloths after each use and swap out a new cloth every 1-2 days. At the end of the week I launder all the cloths.)
I have seen so many different brands of exfoliating skin brushes for exorbitant prices on the market. Microfiber cloths are only a tiny fraction of the price of these expensive brushes. Plus they have made my skin care regimen so simple while drastically improving the condition of my skin. What’s not to love!
Have you used soft microfiber cloths with your skin care regimen?
(Image by Dawn Michelle)