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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 16th Jun 15, 2:17 PM
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    Reusable face wipes: Do you use them?
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    • 16th Jun 15, 2:17 PM
    Reusable face wipes: Do you use them? 16th Jun 15 at 2:17 PM
    Update September 2017

    We started this discussion a couple of years ago but the topic's always relevant.

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    7-13 September is #ZeroWasteWeek. We're working with several organisations to highlight how much you could save by re-using and recycling. See the full Zero Waste Week info.

    We'd love to know how much you spend on household items and whether you'd save by using re-usable versions. This discussion's all about face wipes. How much do you spend on them and how much could you save by using re-usable or home-made ones instead?

    What to do:

    Step 1: Use our Demotivator to work out how much you spend on face wipes PER YEAR!
    Step 2: Vote in the poll to tell us how much you spend on them.
    Step 3: Work out how much you'd save by using re-usables instead
    Step 4: Post in the forum thread below to tell us how much you think you'd save per year.
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    • lessonlearned
    • By lessonlearned 17th Apr 17, 12:10 PM
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    lessonlearned
    You are meant to use flannels once on your face and then your body and then chuck them in the wash and you certainly aren't meant to share them or use them on your face after you have used them elsewhere.

    (Btw I am trained beauty therapist).

    Another very good thing to use is a facial cleansing sponge. Again great for gentle daily exfoliation. A pack of two is £1. I cut them in half. You can use them for around a month if you keep clean them with soapy water after each use and pop them in a sterilising solution every couple of days.

    But if you can wash aldis wipes and then wear them out for general cleaning then that's great.
    Last edited by lessonlearned; 17-04-2017 at 12:12 PM.
    • ibizafan
    • By ibizafan 17th Apr 17, 12:25 PM
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    A flannel and hot water does it for me, but then I was born in the era when everyone used them.
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 19th Sep 17, 11:45 AM
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    Fantastic to see this discussion's still going after a couple of years, perfect for #recycleweek next week!
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    • ~Gabriel
    • By ~Gabriel 19th Sep 17, 11:59 AM
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    As pointed out, a re-useable wipe for washing with is a flannel

    I have disposable wipes for my hands and my botty when I'm out and about, but no, they're not re-useable!!
    • Starrystarrynight1
    • By Starrystarrynight1 19th Sep 17, 2:21 PM
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    I got a couple of packs of Johnson's Baby Wipes for a quid each recently and have been using them to cleanse my face. I haven't found them drying at all, which is great. I'd never heard of bamboo face cloths before so thank you for the tip, aintshesweet, I've just ordered one from eBay.
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    • VelvetFreak
    • By VelvetFreak 23rd Sep 17, 1:47 PM
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    I use mircofibre face towels. I think I have about 10 of them and they are white so I chuck them in the wash with my white sheets every week. I fold them up nicely and sit them on top of the side of the shower so I can't forget to take one in with me.

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    • SuiDreams
    • By SuiDreams 11th Jan 18, 3:28 PM
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    I've been using Muslin Cloths to cleanser my face and remove Facial make up for years. Although I still use cotton wool pads for my eye makeup remover. Currently looking for a replacement for cotton wool pads, don't want to use muslin cloths on my eyes as think these will be too rough.
    • kacie
    • By kacie 12th Jan 18, 7:23 AM
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    I've made my own cotton rounds and use those or a muslin cloth.
    • halogen
    • By halogen 23rd Mar 18, 3:32 PM
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    It would simply not occur to me to even bother to wash my face if I had to bother with flannels and creams and potions. I have enough problems even remembering to brush my teeth!
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 24th Mar 18, 11:01 AM
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    I use hot cloth cleanser and substitute babies muslin cloths that I buy from charity shops. my skin has never looked better since I used liz Earle
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 26th Mar 18, 4:12 AM
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    It would simply not occur to me to even bother to wash my face if I had to bother with flannels and creams and potions. I have enough problems even remembering to brush my teeth!
    Originally posted by halogen
    Well, each to their own, but I know if I didn't wash my face it would show and I'd feel unclean, I don't think my skin would let me forget!
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 26th Mar 18, 7:38 AM
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    I use mircofibre face towels. I think I have about 10 of them and they are white so I chuck them in the wash with my white sheets every week. I fold them up nicely and sit them on top of the side of the shower so I can't forget to take one in with me.
    Originally posted by VelvetFreak

    I also use these- I used to either use my hands (previously cleaned I will add!) or if I was using a crème cleanser I'd use a muslin cloth, but the microfiber types are much softer and I don't feel I'm doing more harm than good, they are also great at getting rid of all my eye make up which I just couldn't do with muslin cloths as they were too scratchy- even the softest types I found.
    I get my microfiber cloths from Primark who have either one for £1.50 or a pack of three for £2.50. They was very well on a normal wash, they are not the same as the types you can buy for household cleaning so don't think you can just recycle your Tesco/Pound shop versions, the facial versions have longer fibers and do work better IMO than the cotton muslin types or cotton flannels.
    • halogen
    • By halogen 27th Mar 18, 7:41 AM
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    Well, each to their own, but I know if I didn't wash my face it would show and I'd feel unclean, I don't think my skin would let me forget!
    Originally posted by jenniewb
    It does if I'm in the city but alas my skin does let me forget up here in the sticks. That's why I use wipes because I can keep them by the bed and if i have forgotten before I go to bed I just reach over and grab one.
    I will point out I never wear make up and my face does get washed with water in the shower as well.
    • jooboo
    • By jooboo 3rd May 18, 8:59 PM
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    Soap
    I have bought some Dove soap it cost £2 something a bar. This is to replace my face wash, face wipes, and shower cream. It comes in a cardboard box so a lot of plastic saved. I hope I like it, it should save me money too. Does anyone else use soap? If so any recommendations on which ones best?
    • Triggercat
    • By Triggercat 4th May 18, 2:57 PM
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    I like either Simple soap or Dove bar, but I find using them on my face x2 daily, everyday, is too drying, so I alternate with face wash. I also like the loccitane soaps when I can get them.
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