You might feel like like you’re exfoliating all your troubles away with that old school terrycloth washcloth, but it’s too easy to over-scrub when you use those soft (seeming) cloths. Then, you’re not exfoliating, you’re creating tiny tears in your skin, which can lead to inflammation and wrinkles. Oh, and those washcloths are havens for bacteria. Think about it: you wash your face, (kinda) rinse and wring the washcloth out, then let it air dry until you use it again. There are dead skin cells on that washcloth. There’s ample opportunity and time for bacteria and other microbes to grow and spread.
Before we begin, there's a few categories to review, specific to what you want to accomplish while washing. Most familiar are the plain-old terry cloth washcloths, the ones you may have stolen from your mother's linen closet before moving out. Yes, you need a new one. Why? Because the more you wash cotton, the more brittle it becomes. Now, if you're looking for brittle with purpose, investigate the exfoliating category of cloths. Some resemble regular sized washcloths, some are expansive and can envelop your whole body—we'll get to that one last. Either way, here's a roundup of the most worthy contenders:
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Most folks are familiar with the plain-old terry cloth washcloths, the ones you may have stolen from your mother’s linen closet before moving out. Yes, you need a new one. Why? Because the more you wash cotton, the more brittle it becomes.