February 25, 2010

Green Beauty: Microfibre Face Towels

I've always felt slightly guilty over the waste in tissue paper that my nightly cleansing ritual generates, and thanks to MakeupAlley girls I believe I've not only managed to save the trees - I've one-upped the tissues!

Microfibre towels are super soft, dry quickly and wash out easily. Because they are comprised of very fine fibres, they pick up minute particles without scratching or hurting the surface. Mostly they've been used to dust around the house and polish cars - until the girls at MUA discovered that by jingo, it polishes skin really really well too. Bless them. Oh and they also mentioned that the cheap house cleaning towels you can get at Daiso for RM5 work perfectly too. So of course it's off to Daiso I went!

Although I already have the Nexcare Microfiber Face Cloth which actually works very very well, I felt it was a bit too expensive for daily wear and tear - especially since I can't get it in Malaysia. So a cheap, readily available alternative like Daiso's cleaning cloths was something I was keen to try out.

I cut the 40cm X 40cm towel into four squares - but I gotta tell you, even though the girls at MUA suggest this, next time just buy smaller towels. The ends flake like no tomorrow!

So how does it work? Pretty amazingly actually. My normal cleansing ritual is to wash my face with Johnson's Head to Toe, dry off, then rub in Deep Clean and tissue off. This usually takes two rounds to clean off Revlon Colorstay (it really does stay). The microfiber cloths do it in one round. The second round is squeaky clean.

The first time I used it, I could have sworn I saw it WIPE away some of my blackheads! With daily use the blackhead count has gone down and after some slight purging my skin is looking clearer with tighter pores. Whee! It's also very effective to just rub it over skin after a cleansing face mask - that gets out the more annoying blackheads. For this I use Nexcare's face cloth as it has a side with longer fibres that seem to get more gunk out. ;)

After using I simply rinse it out with Head to Toe and they're dry by the next morning. Easy peasy! =D

Conclusion
I'll be going to back to see if Daiso has a stack of smaller sized towels rather than just one big one. If you're going to give this a try, I recommend the soft slightly furry ones - not the smoother ones that are more for polishing.

13 comments:

rinnah said...

Interesting concept! Time to check out Daiso again.

Oh, btw, off-topic here, but Daiso's opening an outlet in 1 Utama. :)

Connie De Alwis said...

thanks for the tip! lowered blackhead count is very appealing indeed :)

Kahani said...

Rinnah: I knoooow! And I rejoice =P

Connie: Don't scrub too hard though, it feels soft but some MUA girls say they have overdone it in the past.

plue said...

i want! how come i never spot this in Daiso! i need something to battle those blackheads! mask isn't helping enuff d :(

beetrice said...

ooo...another daiso purchase! won't have time to check it out here before i leave, but daiso spore beckons! :D me wants less blackheads!!

Kahani said...

plue: Maybe because it's called "microfiber KITCHEN cloth"? =P Do you buy kitcheny things at daiso?

Beetrice: Yups it's SGD$2.50 there isn't it?

Paris B said...

I went down the microfibre cloth route too but found it too much of a hassle at the end of the day and I wasn't sure there were any real benefits for me LOL...

I used the ones found in Isetan - I get them on sale at RM11/5 pieces so thats RM2 a piece! Look in the kitchen department. Otherwise, its about RM15/5 pieces. Its about the size of a handkerchief which is practical for the face :) I now use them for my kitchen. Perfect :)

The Undercover Gypsy said...

That's a fantastic tip, Kahani and a budget buy too at only S$2! - now I'm off to the Daiso up the street :)

Askmewhats said...

I have never been to Daiso down here again I'm sure there's a lot of interesting finds! this is really interesting!!

beetrice said...

hehe...Daiso in Spore is known as the $2 store - so converted its the teeniest bit cheaper (about RM4.80?).. :D

Tine said...

I bought one from Daiso (not like yours though), and it was all right. Truth be told, I use microfibre towels as dish towels! :P

Shilka said...

:O I would have never thought of it, but it makes sense! I am so buying this!

Stephanie / Yukaeshi said...

Daiso in 1 Utama has just opened, and they have smaller microfibre face towels there way at the back :)