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Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:02 am      Reply with quote
Hi,

I've seen quite a few posts about using a microfiber cloth for exfoliation and I'm interested in trying this. I cloth diapered my kids and used mf cloths from the automotive section in their dipes. I have quite a few unused cloths and was wondering if I could use these on my skin or if I should use the type sold for this purpose. Is there a difference?

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Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:12 am      Reply with quote
I had some microfiber to clean with and tried one but did not like it. Each manufacturer is somewhat different so it would be hard to say. I suppose you can try and see if you like it.

I got mine from here and like it a whole lot.

http://www.merrymicrofiberbath.com/product/0156-1111WW-BEI
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Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:24 am      Reply with quote
I'm not sure if there is a distinct difference between the ones made to clean your car, and those made specifically to clean your face. I saw a post from someone saying that the microfiber cloths they got from Pep Boys were their favorite by far! I was interested in trying them, but didn't want to spend a lot, so I picked up some from the automotive section of my local Wal-Mart. I got a pack of 8 for about 6 bucks! I figured, worst case scenario, if they don't work well for my face, I can always use them for cleaning (the car AND around the house).
I don't have anything to compare them to, but I think they do a pretty good job on my skin. I'm not using them to clean or remove makeup, just to get rid of some flakies (though sometimes I do find a bit of makeup on the cloth that my soap didn't remove). They feel really gentle. And if I didn't know that they were microfiber, I wouldn't have any idea that they were anything other than just regular cloths. Although they do "stick" a bit on any rough skin on my hands. Sometimes it takes a good bit of rubbing (not too rough!) to get all the flakies off, but they definitely do the job.
Maybe one day I'll try a microfiber cloth made specifically for skin, but for now, my cheapy automotive ones are doing just fine! Very Happy

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Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:15 am      Reply with quote
I have NCN microfiber cloth & 3M Scotch Brite High Performance Cloth & like the latter more.

3M dries quicker as it is not as thick as NCN; most important, it removes flakes from my skin ('cos of using Retin-A) more easily, though you may find it much rough vis-a-vis NCN.
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Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:19 am      Reply with quote
Thanks for the info! I have been using my extras around the house and then thought that if I could use it on my skin, why not... I'll give it a try and see how it goes...

I also checked out Merry Microfiber and they have some great cloths for great prices. I'll have to keep that in mind...

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Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:09 pm      Reply with quote
summer2004 wrote:
I have NCN microfiber cloth & 3M Scotch Brite High Performance Cloth & like the latter more.

3M dries quicker as it is not as thick as NCN; most important, it removes flakes from my skin ('cos of using Retin-A) more easily, though you may find it much rough vis-a-vis NCN.


Second the 3M Scotch Brite High Performance Kitchen Cloth.
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Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:35 pm      Reply with quote
The cloth I got that I posted the link is very deceiving when I use it. It doesn't feel rough but 2 times now I have messed up my skin by being too aggressive. I have a Clarisonic and have never had this issue.
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Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:03 pm      Reply with quote
You can now buy those nice honeycomb microfiber cloths in the household cleaning section in the supermarket - I use those.

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