Microfiber Can Fix Skin Problems?

It’s soft, plush and works a treat with household cleaning. But did you know these little cloths and towels can be used in your beauty and skincare regimen as well?

Well lets get this straight, not the exact ones you’d use for cleaning your TV and car with! Not all of them have the same plush, velvet like softness (sorry shameless plug right here) as my Microfiber Deluxe Fiber Facial Towels.

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Velvety, soft and plush. Available on Amazon.com

Plenty of us know good old classic Microfiber material. You’ve probably used it a tonne of times yourself. It’s used a lot as an add on to cleaning products and is great for providing streak free glass and a good old scrub and get any grime off your precious LCD screens. I have plenty of them lying around my house for dusting furniture etc and I know people who own microfiber towels for their hair even.

Microfiber has properties that work wonders when it comes to the house, but can also do wonders for your complexion. Dermatologists recommend a light and gentle form of physical form of exfoliation by either using a washcloth (or microfiber facial towel). Towels and facial brushes are usually not recommended as they tend to irritate the face and a lot of us over exfoliate and create further damage to our moisture skin barrier. Remember our skins moisture barrier is the important area of skin we aim to keep happy above all else as if it’s not happy you can generally tell a mile off.

How To Use A Microfiber Towel In Your Routine?

KISS (Keep It Simple Simon) is the principle I like to suggest when it comes to a skincare routine. Don’t overload your face with a bunch of overly expensive, miracle promising products that are not going to do you any good in the long run. Here’s a sample morning routine:

  1. Cleanse with luke warm water or your favourite gentle cleanser. Massage cleanser with your fingers.
  2. Use circular motions with your Deluxe Fiber Microfiber Facial Cloth on only the areas that require the exfoliation. Don’t rub vigorously, treat your face as gently as possible.
  3. Rinse your face cleanser off
  4. Moisturise
  5. Sunscreen (AM)

The wash cloth can help to remove the build-up of stubborn dead skin cells. Also, the added benefit of a chemical exfoliant can help turn over skin cells faster. Of course the option is yours should you choose to do so. Be careful as to not over exfoliate as it’s very easy to dry your skin out.

I’d suggest you use your Microfiber Facial Washcloth no more than 3 times a week but watch your skin closely for any adverse signs over exfoliation. That’s it! Microfiber has the potential to reduce bumps, closed comedones and create a smoother canvas to paint your makeup portrait.

As always, remember to love your health!

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DMP Definitions – Beta Hydroxy Acids

“Welcome back, welcome, welcome back!” To another post on DMP Definitions where I explain common skincare terminology in layman terms.

Last week the series looked at Alpha Hydroxy Acids and now onto the next letter of the Greek alphabet. The series continues today with you guessed it, BHA’s or Beta Hydroxy Acids.

What are their purpose, how to use them and benefits for you next!

Purpose

BHA’s work much the same as Alpha’s however target the upper most layer of skin and the pores which can help if you suffer from constant breakouts and acne. They are typically a little more stronger than AHA’s aim to penetrate deep down into the pores to stop inflammation and unplug pores.

Common BHA’s Include:

Salicylic and Glycolic acid an ingredient more commonly found in acne treatments and topical lotions, creams and pads.

How to use in your routine:

Step 1. Cleanse (with cleanser or water)

Step 2. Exfoliate with physical (optional, with Deluxe Fiber Facial Cloth)

Step 3. Exfoliate with chemical BHA (alternate days in between chemical use, not advised to be used everyday)

Step 4. Apply serum/s (wrinkles, age spots or PIH)

Step 5. Spot treat if necessary

Step 6. Moisturise

Step 7. Add emollient to lock in hydration

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Two of my favourite BHA’s recommendations.

Benefits

If you have particularly oily skin then a BHA may be a good option to use as a chemical exfoliant. They aim to penetrate the pore at the follicle and release the toxic gunk build up that’s caused the eruption on your face, turn over skin cells and regulate oil production. If you have oily skin, please remember to still moisturize as you skin will need the boost of hydration as chemicals will lead to dryness eventually.

We hope you enjoyed this post on BHA’s and stay tuned for more by following our blog.

Remember to love your health!

Dee X