Microfibre Face Cloths - Should You Use One?
Updated: May 20
Walking down the beauty aisle can be downright overwhelming these days. You know you need to wash your face but when did it get so freaking complicated?! From face wipes, micellar waters, cleansing oils to foaming cleansers, it can be super hard to even know where to begin.
You Don't Need Long Skincare Routines
Even with the best intentions of committing to the 5 step skincare regime you bought from Mecca, life can get in the way. But there's good news...
Dr Ritu Gupta from Sydney's Platinum Dermatology states in the article "The case for cleaning your face with what you use to clean your bench" that "long processed routines have no scientific evidence to support claims of their benefits". So you're not committing a skincare sin if you don't spend half an hour on your face every night. You're actually being skin smart.
There's Beauty In Simplicity
There can be beauty in simplicity. This ONE thing will cut down your skincare routine and save you money. I’m talking about microfibre. No longer just for cleaning your kitchen bench, microfibre cloths are actually perfect for makeup removal AND cleaning your face.
Microfibres are thousands of tiny fibres, each finer than a strand of human hair. With just water, microfibres can loosen, lift and trap ALL makeup and impurities from your skin. Unlike regular cotton, microfibre works like a suction cup to clean and remove makeup in one. Minus the chemicals. You only need water for microfibres to work their magic, which is great news for people with sensitive skin or allergies. After using, just wash your cloth with regular soap and water and hang it to dry. Premium microfibre cloths can be used up to a THOUSAND times.
Microfibre Cloths Remove Makeup, Clean AND Exfoliate
Microfibre cloths also gently exfoliate your skin so you can even stop using your exfoliant. By gently exfoliating daily you actually prep your skin to receive the serums or moisturisers you put on. So you’re making your other beauty products work better. Now that’s being skin smart.
Before you rush out to Bunnings to stock up on microfibre cloths, a word of caution. Not all microfibre cloths are created equal. The quality of microfibre cloths can be measured by their grams per square metre (GSM). Cheaper and lesser quality cloths will weigh anywhere from 150 -250 GSM. These cloths simply wont last longer than a few dozen washes with out having to be replaced.
You Need PREMIUM Microfibre For Your Face
The blend of your microfibre cloth also really matters. Premium cloths are designed for maximum softness, which is super important when you are using it on your face.
You can save time, money and skincare overwhelm with microfibre cloths. Just make sure you use a microfibre cloth designed for using on the skin. No more need for face wipes, makeup removers or face scrubs. Now that’s a beauty game changer.
Get your ultra soft 450GSM microfibre face cloth, the Cleanse & Polish Face Cloth from Elise Louise here.
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