You may have read – or experienced yourself – how effective the Norwex body cloths are against acne, including adult acne. So how does this work?[Stop Press: The vintage colours Norwex Body Pack is on sale at more than 25% off in April 2018 – buy it online in Australia here, or in New Zealand here]
Let me start with an anecdote. I have a customer who has adult acne, and for years has only been able to use the purist, most expensive cleaners and makeup on her face, or she breaks out. She lives in Australia, but actually has them imported from Europe, because only this one brand has ever worked for her.
So last year she started using Norwex body cloths. But she didn’t *stop* using her expensive face cleanser. At least, not right away. Her past experience was that if she stopped using it, she would immediately start breaking out.
But what she did, was took a two week trip away and left the cleanser at home. She packed her body cloth though!
After the trip she told me “Normally, with all the wine and chocolate we ate, I would have broken out even using my usual cleanser. But with just the Norwex body cloth, my skin stayed clear!” You can bet she’s saving some money on that cleanser these days! 🙂
So why does it work?
Well, for starters, the microfibre is very high quality, which means that just like the envirocloth will do an amazing job cleaning your surfaces with just water, the body cloth will clean your face. It is both a cleanser and an exfoliator. Use it very wet to clean without exfoliating, or wrung out for a thorough exfoliation.
- A dryer cloth mean more oils removed, and more exfoliation.
- A wetter cloths means less exfoliation and oil removal.
How you use it will depend on both your skin in general, and your skin that day. Many people only exfoliate once a week, but cleanse daily, for instance.
Secondly, the silver within the cloth then goes to town on any bacteria left in it after you rinse it out and hang it to dry.
According to this article, your (ordinary) face washer should be washed after every use. “Otherwise you are essentially smearing your pores with bacteria.” It quotes Dr Eric Schweiger, of New York’s Schweiger Dermatology, who said “When you wash or dry your face with a dirty washcloth, you’re reintroducing that dirt and bacteria back into the skin.”
Ordinary towels are also a great place for bacteria to grow. Dr Peter Barrett, of Initial Washroom Hygiene says “Obviously, towels get wet. They also often sit in warm, moist bathrooms and washrooms, and pick up dead skin particles during use, which provides the organic food material for microbes to live on.” Mmm, Yummo. (source)
Norwex actually recommends that if you are using the body cloths with acne you do use a clean one each day (they come in a 3 pack so that’s not so hard), but you can see how with normal face cloths they may be *causing* your acne. Once you’ve got it under control, you might find you can wash your norwex body cloth only once a week or so.
People spend so much money on cleansers, lotions, medications and body washes, and I am finding more and more that my customers are simply able to give those things away. I had one customer tell me that after only a few weeks of her teenage daughter using the cloths very irregularly (as she had been doing previously with cleansers), already she was breaking out noticably less. Imagine if she used them regularly!
A good friend of mine who is also a consultant tells the story of a customer who used the body cloths on her son’s very pimply back. He would wash the dishes with no shirt on, so for three days his mother wiped his back with the body cloth while he was doing dishes. After three days, his back was clear!!
So in summary why do they work?
- The amazing power of the microfibre to REALLY clean
- To do so with just water (so you are not introducing any chemicals onto your face), and
- The silver, which means your cloth is not growing bacteria in between uses.
A couple more testimonials to finish off:
I had someone contact me out of the blue book her own Norwex demo, because she wanted the body cloths. She told me she had a problem with adult acne, and she had a friend who had a similar problem but suddenly his skin looked heaps better. When she asked him what he was doing he said “I have spent thousands of dollars on acne treatments without success. Then I spent $30 on this pack of three Norwex Body cloths, and SUDDENLY my skin is better!!”
Similarly, another consultant, Mandy Studler, posted on the Norwex facebook page that she has used every skin treatment under the sun to try to get rid of adult acne, and yet her face had never looked as great before as it did after months of using nothing but Norwex.
Save money and time, stop putting chemicals and plastic microballs onto your body and into the water ways, and clean up your skin at the same time. How awesome is that?
Where can you buy a pack of these AMAZING cloths? Why right here of course (that link will take you to my Norwex shop), or if you are in New Zealand, you can get them here. They are also almost always in the host rewards you can get FREE for hosting a party (which can be an in-home demo or a Facebook party). Now also available in other colour choices:
Note: there are two kinds of Norwex face cloths – the “body cloths” and the “makeup removal cloths“. Both can be used to replace a face cleanser AND normal face washer, and both contain baclock (ie the antibacterial silver). The makeup removal cloth though, is made from a suede microfibre, which will not exfoliate. The body cloth – the more you wring it out, the more it will exfoliate.
Have you struggled with acne? Have you tried using the Norwex body cloths? What do you think?