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Reusable Muslin Cloths vs. Washcloths: Upgrade Your Cleansing Routine

Reusable Muslin Cloths vs. Washcloths: Upgrade Your Cleansing Routine

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Washcloths are so last year! 

Seriously, your routine deserves an upgrade if you still use a traditional washcloth to wash your face. The biggest concern with washcloths is that they are breeding grounds for odor and blemish-causing bacteria. You know that mildew or sour smell your towels and washcloths get when you go a little too long without washing them? Yep, bacteria causes that offensive odor. Bacterial growth in your washcloth can lead to an increase in breakouts and skin irritation. When focusing on a proper skincare routine, the last thing you want is to be counterproductive by using a bacteria-ridden washcloth to cleanse your face. A clean cloth = clean skin, and clean skin = healthy skin. Experts suggest washing traditional washcloths and towels after every use, especially if the fabrics are thicker and take longer to dry. But, come on, who has time for that? Keeping bacterial growth under control can quickly become a full-time job. 

The good news is that we have a solution to help you upgrade your cleansing routine and eliminate the dirty washcloth for good. Our Buff & Glow Exfoliating Muslin Cloths are reusable, sustainable, and designed with anti-microbial technology. This unique design makes them the perfect for an always-fresh cleansing experience. Let's dive into how Buff & Glow differs from a traditional washcloth and why it's a must-have for every skintellect. 

What's living in your washcloth?

Quite a few studies have been done on bacterial growth in towels. Most studies focus on kitchen and bath towels, but the facts on how bacteria multiply also applies to washcloths. For starters, you transfer dead skin cells and microbes (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) that live on the skin onto the material every time you use it. There is also quite a bit of bacteria that just exists in your bathroom environment, which can also get transferred onto your washcloth quite easily. Bacteria need moisture to grow, so a damp washcloth is a perfect “petri dish” for it to multiply. The longer it takes for your washcloth to dry, the more the bacteria grows. Reusing a traditional washcloth spreads all of that bacteria onto your face (so gross!), which can cause an increase in breakouts and skin irritation.

So, what makes Buff & Glow different?

We're glad you asked. 

Buff & Glow is made with a blend of 70% bamboo and 30% cotton. This lightweight, quick-drying material limits the growth of blemish-causing bacteria, unlike your everyday washcloth. It's perfect for cleansing the face and body—you can say buh-bye to your shower washcloth or loofah (which can also harbor a lot of bacteria) and say hello to a fresh cleansing experience from head to toe. Our exfoliating muslin cloths are woven with EPA-registered anti-microbial technology that helps stop blemish and odor-causing bacteria before they start. The anti-microbial properties survive numerous washes, so you can maintain clear, healthy skin over an extended period of time. Exfoliating with a muslin cloth helps stimulate micro-circulation and promote cell turnover, leaving you with a smoother, brighter-looking complexion. These reusable cleansing cloths are long-lasting, machine-washable, and soften with continued use. What's not to love?

Buff & Glow vs. Makeup Wipes

How many makeup wipes are thrown away each day? According to Bustle, roughly 20 million makeup wipes a day are tossed into the trash 😨 Let's face it, makeup wipes can be wasteful, harmful for the environment, and those dollars add up fast. Buff & Glow is a sustainable way to remove makeup—even stubborn eye makeup, because the material is gentle enough to use on the delicate eye area. Opting for a reusable cleansing cloth is the best way to put dollars back into your pocket and be environmentally conscious while ensuring you get your best cleanse every time. Use with your favorite cleanser to remove any traces of makeup, rinse your cloth, and then hang to dry for a few more uses until laundry day—simply toss in the wash and tumble dry low.

Try it with The Balance, an all-in-one gel cleanser and makeup remover solution designed to gently reset skin's pH, clarify, and remove impurities.

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Skinsider Tips 

  • Designate one Buff & Glow for your face and one for body for head-to-toe exfoliation.
  • Machine wash in cold water, using a mild detergent, every 3-4 uses. Do not bleach. 
  • Deep Clean & Steam Facial: Soak cloth in hot water & place over your face to steam pores & release impurities. Follow with GLOfacial for a deep pore cleanse.

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    Buff & Glow is your solution for a simplified routine. Whether you struggle with annoying breakouts, skin irritation or want a gentle, everyday way to exfoliate from head to toe, this muslin cloth is exactly what you need. So give your routine a refresh, ditch the dirty washcloth, and say hello to clear, healthier-looking skin. Your new year, new me journey just got upgraded the BeautyBio way! 

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      Sources:

      https://experts.arizona.edu/en/publications/bacterial-occurrence-in-kitchen-hand-towels