It's no secret that washcloths are an integral part of most people's skincare routine. But did you know that the type of washcloth you choose can actually make a huge difference in how your skin looks?
We'll teach you why, and give some tips on improving your skin with just one simple change!
Even if you're using a mild cleanser or soap, it's still important to use your washcloth gently so as not to strip moisture away from your face.
Using a washcloth that is too harsh could cause your skin to dry out, creating more breakouts and wrinkles.
How Washcloths Affect Your Skin
Though they are an essential, yet overlooked component of our daily skincare routines, yet most people are unaware how harsh their washcloths really are! The fabric you choose could make all the difference between healthy looking skin and acne-prone complexion.
If you're using a washcloth with a rough texture, you'll be scrubbing at your skin and ultimately stripping away the oils that are necessary to keep your complexion looking its best. This will cause more breakouts while also accelerating your aging process. Who wants that?
To avoid these complications, use a washcloth made with natural fibers (especially bamboo) which are not only easier on the skin but they also allow for superior cleansing. This will ensure less friction, removing dirt and dead skin cells without the abrasive side effects.
Bamboo vs Everything
We've all heard it before: "the softer, the better." Washcloths made of bamboo are the perfect choice to use as they're soft, hypoallergenic, and environmentally friendly! Bamboo is also super absorbent, and known to soak up 4 times as much water as regular cotton towels. Despite its absorbency, bamboo is also quick-drying and anti-microbial so it doesn't hang onto germs from previous use.
Bamboo for Every Day Use
If you are looking to replace your cotton washcloth, we recommend using a bamboo cloth on the face. These towels may be more expensive than traditional store-bought ones, but they're well worth the investment.
Bamboo is also very durable and can last for years with proper care! Below are a few tips:
- Switch out your washcloths regularly. Our bamboo towels are sold in sets of 7 (one for each day of the week!) so it's easy to keep a clean towel in your rotation
- Rinse with cold water after each use and hanging dry
- Never using bleach or fabric softener on your bamboo towels as it will lessen their life.
So be sure to take these simple steps for proper care when you're lathering up with your new bamboo washcloths! You'll notice softer skin the next time you wash your face.