Though you can use your fingers and don’t have to use a face cleansing cloth, there are benefits to including one to maximize beauty. Here is why that you may want to include a face cloth if not each time you cleanse, but also to incorporate it as a part of your beauty routine along with the benefits of what different face cleansing cloth fabrics can provide for this purpose.
Cleansing with your fingers is the lazy girl’s option because it is the easiest solution to washing your face, especially in the morning. There is nothing wrong with this gentle method. But once you introduce a face cleansing cloth, the fabric exfoliates the skin unlike your fingers. The problem for sensitive complexions is that face cloths can be a bit rougher on skin due to the texture of their fabric. However, there is a range of face cleansing cloths that not only are ultra soft with protective qualities in their fabrics, but can give your complexion the best tender loving care and help further cell renewal without irritation.
The top of the line for your complexion is cleansing your face with a pure silk skin polishing face cloth. The reason this material benefits the skin so much is due to the sericin in this fabric. After all, sericin is a sticky protein that works alongside its fibrous silk counterpart, fibrion for moisturizing, wound-healing and sun protection as it gently exfoliates to help bring fresh skin cells to the surface. The only drawback is that a sericin may lose its antibacterial properties once incorporated into the textile of this face cloth. Avoid the word “noil” silk on the pure silk face cloth that you want to buy unless you want a bit rougher texture to exfoliate with.
A bamboo face cloth is something else to consider with hopes to maximize beauty when cleansing. The fabric has a lot going for it. It is extremely soft to pamper skin, antibacterial and antifungal for keeping the complexion healthy and cleaner.
Sponges and cleansing brushes can be a breeding ground for bacteria unlike turning to a pure muslin face cleansing cloth. You may want to up your cleansing routine with this choice being softer than you ordinary face cloth that you may have in your linen closet. Its fabric can also dry quickly and can still give you a gentle exfoliation.
If you tend to break out and have trouble with acne, you may want to start using a charcoal face cleansing cloth. Since this type of face cloth has a rougher texture, I would not use it every day but rotate with another such as a bamboo face cloth. This antibacterial face cloth is still soft to safeguard your already irritated skin further while guarding it from more bacteria to keep the complexion cleaner. In fact, I highly recommend charcoal makeup brushes because they clean up well and harbor fewer bacteria than other synthetic bristles in my opinion.
Another suggestion is turning to a muslin face cleansing cloth. Though these don’t have the antibacterial protection, you want to get a fresh one each time you cleanse. Using the same face cloth that once dried your face can already have an army of bacteria waiting. Try buying a stack of muslin face cloths or whatever of the above face cloths and then launder them after each use and watch your complexion change before your eyes.