Tips & Techniques, Wellness / Self-Care

Microfiber cloths could change efficacy of your Skincare routine

Is it time to ditch your cleanser?

words by: Natasha Marsh
Jun 9, 2022

I’m all about simplifying your grooming routine and providing you with tools that offer the most streamlined option. Recently, thanks to going viral on TikTok, I’ve been testing microfiber cloths and its role in a skincare routine. Because I’m impressed with the results, I’ll share the details with you.


Microfiber cloths, the reusable pads that very much resemble a small towel, are being used everywhere in replacement of a cleanser. They’re also coined as the modern day way to cleanse skin. With 10-step routines and more products on the market than we know what to do with, it’s hard to believe that wetting a cloth and applying it to your skin could be just as good. But it is.


Basically, the water will loosen the dirt, debris, and makeup that you might have on your face — holding onto particles and removing them from the skin. The tiny fibers of the cloths stop the dirt, sunscreen, or makeup from smearing back into the skin. Where cleansers are designed to remove dirt, the chemicals used in the daily products are sometimes not kind to the skin. Heavy oils can block pores and lead to breakouts or irritation. Microfiber cloths on the other hand, are free of synthetics, and you only need water — not soap or solution — to reduce the build-up of toxins on the skin’s barrier.


Another benefit is their ability to remove makeup and grime up to 200 times. All you have to do is place them in the wash bag after use, and clean them according to the brand’s instructions. This also saves time. It doesn’t require prolonged scrubbing, as you simply wipe it over your face and go about your day. It’s great in the streamlining process, allowing you to focus on more things instead of standing in the bathroom going over your extensive face routine.


The reusable option is a much more sustainable alternative to single-use cloths and cotton wool. The super tiny fibers also do wonders for gently exfoliating the skin. Microfiber cloths are reusable, making them the cheapest option in comparison to a cleanser. Most people who use microfiber towels will follow it up with a hydrating moisturizer and then sunscreen. When utilizing a microfiber cloth make sure you are gentle, as always, being too rough could cause irritation.


You can pick up some microfiber clothes on Amazon in a variety of colors.


Microfiber cloths are great for sustainability — learn more about skincare sustainability in natural skincare products. For instance, is sustainable packaging really all that it says it is?


Photo via Art of Skin Care