I first saw microfiber cloths in the household cleaning section of stores or in the car section. I have been using them for a few years now for doing dishes and cleaning. I absolutely love them. Recently I noticed more and more cosmetic companies marketing microfiber cloths for skin care and of course charging a lot for them. I started researching and reading reviews on those who had used them for skin care. I was very intrigued and had to give it a try.
Microfiber cloths completely remove makeup, gently exfoliate skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, diminish acne, whiteheads, and blackheads, minimize scars, and clear clogged pores from dirt and bacteria all while not disrupting the pH levels in your skin.
I decided not to purchase an expensive microfiber cloth from a skin care line, and instead picked up a pack of six white microfiber cloths for $4 at Marshalls. I also picked up another pack from the car section in Target. The cloths that I purchased from Marshalls are 100% polyester while the cloths from Target are 80% polyester and 20% polyamide (nylon). I’ve tried both and prefer the 100% polyester cloths because the texture feels more gentle on my skin.
“Microfiber is 1/100th the diameter of a human hair and 1/20th the diameter of a strand of silk.” These tiny fibers have the amazing ability to absorb oils and dirt while reducing bacteria by 99%. These cloths are positively charged due to the open spaces in the fibers making negatively charged dirt attract like a magnet. They are also non-abrasive and gentle on all surfaces. ~Wikipedia
The first time I used a microfiber cloth I was shocked that I was able to remove all of my makeup with just warm water!
I was even able to remove mascara! This cloth alone unclogged the pores on and around my nose very easily. It is also very easy to rub the skin too hard when first using these cloths. You do not need to use hardly any pressure as the cloth with do all of the work. To use these cloths for cleansing the skin, I thoroughly wet the cloth with warm warm and gently massaged my skin in circular motions being very very gentle around the eye area.
I’ve noticed my skin to be much smoother and clearer since I began using microfiber cloths.
My skin was in desperate need of a pick-me-up after a stressful start to this year with moving and everything else. This simple microfiber cloth certainly came to the rescue! What I love most about these cloths is that they are easy to travel with, plus cleanse and exfoliate in one step with just water or even your favorite facial cleanser. They remove all flaky skin, yet even the natural oils your skin produces, so it is extremely important to immediately moisturize after using these cloths if you have dry skin.
It may take some time to figure out how often is best to use these cloths for your skin’s needs. I am still in that process myself. Yet I simply love that these little cloths can replace just a few more bottles of cosmetic potions or DIY skin care concoctions if you choose.
I feel that no matter your skin type or cosmetics that you use, microfiber cloths are the perfect inexpensive addition to any skin care regimen.
Microfiber cloths are perfect for those whose skin care reacts badly to makeup removers and skin cleansers. They are also are perfect for those who do not respond well to scrubs, peels, or other intense exfoliation treatments. Plus they are extremely inexpensive!
*Quick Microfiber Cloth Care Tip—Clean with warm water and laundry detergent (eco-friendly detergent preferably) without any fabric softener.
Have you tried using microfiber cloths for skin care?
(Image by Dawn Michelle)