Softest Washcloths / Facecloths for Sensitive Skin

Fairface™ Washcloths were mentioned as one of the Best Washcloths for facial cleansing on Into The Gloss! Made for sensitive skin, but loved by all, the soothing properties of Fairface™ Washcloths make them a must-have for any skin care routine.

Soothing, skin-calming fabrics offer relief from further irritation and redness that the harsh textures of regular washcloths can cause. Whether you suffer from red, dry, irritated skin, Eczema, Acne, Rosacea, Dermatitis, or other sensitive skin conditions, Fairface Washcloths™ can offer you gentle, soothing relief.

Only the finest and softest 100% cotton face-friendly fabrics are used to create a soothing and gentle wash, & no harsh textures. Fairface™ Washcloths come in convenient packages of 2 and are affordable for any budget. Experience the pleasure of happy skin with Fairface Washcloths™!

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Instagram Dreams and Skincare Epiphanies

What dreaming in Instagram taught me about skin care
Have you ever dreamed someone on Instagram was your new best friend? Come on. I know I'm not the only one. And not in a creepy way.

You watch their stories every day, get to know them and their lives, laugh at their jokes and even see what they're having for dinner. So it's no wonder you fall asleep and next thing you know you are at their house sharing a cheese plate, hanging out with the kids like it was just another normal day.

Dreaming in Instagram


The other night I had such a dream... and a skin care epiphany, of sorts. And it makes total sense - my business is skin care and I like hanging out with funny people. Who was my dream-induced Instagrammer best friend you ask? You'll totally get it once I tell you. She's the real deal and super funny, no other than Jenn Todryk, aka @theramblingredhead.

Without sounding too weird, Jenn and I were having a laugh one afternoon (naturally) when some reps from Ulta Beauty showed up with bags of beauty products. As I was heading out, Jenn handed me a couple of gift bags she had set aside just for me, so I could test out some beauty products too. So nice, right? She is literally the best pretend best friend ever.

So there I was, a gift bag in either hand, feeling super lucky and all I'm wondering about was if there might be a face mask tucked inside that I could actually use (major sensitive skin girl here)...and next thing I know (insert next dream slide) there I am, slathering my face with a soft white face mask, wrapped up in a fuzzy soft robe, feeling totally calm and serene. Ahhhhh. My joy was full.

And then, poof!
I woke up.

And I quickly realized, A) I'm not really best friends with Jenn Todryk, dang it! and, B) how strangely calming and happy that imaginary face mask made me feel and how much I wanted that in real life.



My Skin Care Epiphany


What skin care does for the soul may actually be just as powerful as what it does for the skin - Shannon Sorensen, Fairface
The point to all of this, is not to make fun of me for my dream (you know I'm not the only one) it is about my skin care epiphany. For a moment, slathered in that heavenly dream-activated face mask, I finally understood the love connection people have with skin care products. And I wanted more.

Being a sensitive skin girl, I rarely try new beauty and skin care products because, well, they scare me. I am afraid they will cause major skin irritation or just melt my face right off. Instead, I have my tried and true skin care routine with the gentlest cleanser, the softest face cloths, the mildest moisturizer and I'm done. No fun spa parties with the girls, no smelly cleansers or mud masks, and no real life gift bags from Ulta Beauty. Boo. (*affiliate links included. see disclosure below)

However, I realized from this happy little dream that sometimes it has more to do with how your skin care products make you feel in addition to what they are doing for your skin. It's what I think of when I hear "self-care", i.e. face masks, soothing lotions, candles burning, bubbling bath bombs... it's about creating a feeling. An experience. A happy, pampered, relaxed state of being. Ahhhh. And who doesn't want more of that?

Lesson Learned




Skin Care Quote - Shannon Sorensen, Founder and CEO, Fairface Washcloths


Your Turn


So I ask you,
1. Have you ever dreamed you were best friends with someone from Instagram and who was it? (don't lie)

2. What are your favorite skin care products and why?

3. Please help me find a good sensitive skin face mask because the one in my dream wasn't real (obvi), and Jenn isn't really my best friend, but don't rub it in.






Founder and CEO of Fairface Washcloths, Shannon Sorensen
Shannon Sorensen photo © FairfaceWashcloths
About the author:
Shannon Sorensen is the founder and CEO of Fairface Washcloths - the best washcloths and face cloths for sensitive skin.

She and her husband live in a cute little suburb east of Seattle where she sews washcloths, writes blog posts, and obviously spends too much time on Instagram.







*Amazon affiliate links included to Amazon products. As an Amazon associate I earn a small commission from any purchase made thru my links. I only recommend products I use and trust myself. Thank you for your support!


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How NOT to get Stressed Out this Holiday Season

4 tips to reduce holiday stress and be the best version of yourself
You schedule time for holiday shopping, holiday office parties, kids activities and concert performances, bake sales, classroom parties and family gatherings but you may be forgetting one very important thing. Putting yourself on your to-do list. 

Self care, especially during the holidays, should be a non-negotiable. Some people think of self-care as a sort of frilly activity like a bubble bath or pedicure and, "ain't nobody got time for that". But the truth is, you may not be looking at it from the right perspective. If you are depleted from doing all the things and being everything for everyone else, you won't have anything left to give to the very things and people you care so much about.

In honor of the holidays, I'd like to share with you 4 great pieces of advice that can lower your stress this holiday season so you can actually enjoy yourself!




4 Stress Reducing Tips to Get you Through the Holidays

The Goal: Less Stress and More Joy

1. Stick To Your Healthy Self Care Habits

The holidays are not a time to give up on all the healthy habits you have created for yourself. Things like meditation and mindfulness, exercise, healthy eating, journaling, healthy skin care and a good sleep routine are the types of self-care you need to stay focused on. These healthy habits are the very things that can help you get through this busy season with more ease. Put them on your calendar just like an appointment so you make time for your most important to-do's. 



2. Live Within Your Own Energy Level

We can get so caught up in pleasing other people that we go way out of our own energy zones and burn ourselves out or spin off into crazy town. One person might want a night out on the town while another person needs a night in on the couch with a movie and soft blanket. Recognize that what you need for your own well being (socially, emotionally, physically) may be different from what someone else needs and that's okay. The quickest way to bring on stress and resentment is to keep saying yes when you need to say no. Honor yourself and other people by being honest. Communicate your needs. No one can know unless you tell them.



3. Pay Attention To How You Are Feeling And Acknowledge It 

All sorts of feelings bubble up during this time of year and it's okay to feel how you feel, but it's important to acknowledge it instead of pushing it aside. We all know our limits and keeping too busy or self medicating so you don't have to feel, will only complicate and add to your stress. Talk to someone, take a quiet moment for yourself or journal your feelings. Dealing with it instead of pushing it aside will take the weight off your shoulders so you don't keep carrying it around until New Year.



4. Get Out Of Your Own Head

When stress, anxiety and worry swirl in your head it gets caught on a hamster wheel and does us no good. I love the saying, get out of your head and into your body. Change locations. Go outside. Get moving. Go visit someone. Do something nice for someone else. Give all this energy somewhere to go - re-route it in a positive way! It's bound to make you feel better!




How do you combat holiday stress? We'd love to hear your ideas too! 

Leave us a comment, pin this post and share it with a friend! Here's to a holiday lower on stress and higher on happiness!



This post was brought to you by Shannon Sorensen, the founder of Fairface Washcloths, the best washcloths for sensitive skin. You can also find us on Etsy. Happy Holidays!

Holiday Gifts for Sensitive Skin to Pamper the Ones You Love

Sensitive Skin Holiday Gift Ideas
Sensitive Skin Holiday Gift Guide 2019 ©Fairface™
We are so excited to share our very first Holiday Gift Guide for Sensitive Skin! Having Rosacea and sensitive skin myself, I personally use all of these products and love them so much that I wanted to share them with you.

I know how hard it can be coming up with Christmas gift ideas year after year and often the harder I try to think of something, the farther away I get from a good idea.

If you have someone with sensitive skin in your family or circle of friends, these gifts will be perfect for them! No more stressing trying to figure out what to get. Our easy links will get you your gifts quickly so you can focus on enjoying your holidays instead of being stressed about all the things.


*this post contains affiliate links. See full disclosure below.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Her: Mom, Sister, Grandma and more
Holiday Gift Guide for Sensitive Skin


1. Fairface Washcloths

Your skin will instantly calm when you use these luxuriously soft washcloths. With these gentle cloths are made for sensitive skin so you don't have to worry about irritation or redness when you wash your face. Your skin will look and feel better almost immediately after using them.
Sets of 2+ start at just $16.99 thru FairfaceWashcloths.com or on Etsy 


2. Vanicream Gentle Cleanser

This unscented creamy cleanser is as gentle as they say it is. No harsh chemicals that often aggravate sensitive skin. It cleans effectively and gently without irritation.
Price ranges $8.00-$10.00 thru Amazon or Target.com


3. Vanicream Lite Lotion

The Vanicream brand is made for sensitive skin and this lite lotion is another great product. The lightweight formula goes on light and isn't heavy or greasy feeling.
Price ranges $10.00-$14.00 thru Amazon or Target.com


4. Eucerin Daily Face SPF 30

This lightweight, effective broad spectrum SPF is great for your face every day. It goes on smoothly without feeling heavy or greasy and sits well under make-up.
Price ranges $8.00 -$10.00 thru Amazon or Walgreens


5. Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

This soothing daily balm for your lips, is made with all natural ingredients, and soothes and locks in moisture. Our favorite "flavor" is vitamin E with Peppermint. It nourishes and gives a little spark of refreshment your lips.
4 pack available for about $10 through Amazon, or 2 pk $5.50 Target.com


6. Silk Pillow Case from Fisher's Finery

Sleeping on silk is just as good as it sounds and it is good for the health of your skin and hair. Helps prevent wrinkles caused by lines in your pillow case and reduces hair breakage and keeps it looking smooth. We love the cream colored 100% Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase, 19 Momme.
The lowest I've found on sale is $24.99 - Direct: FishersFinery.com or Amazon


7. Simple Sugars Coconut Body Scrub

The smell will transport you to a tropical isle. It's that good. This all natural sugar body scrub is made for sensitive skin types and helps remove dead skin cells and leaves moisturizing oils as you wash clean.
Price ranges $16-$26 Direct: SimpleSugarScrubs.com (*see if they have any holiday sales) or thru Amazon



*This post contains affiliate links to Amazon, Target and Fishers Finery. What that means is, when you click on a product link and make a purchase, we will receive a small commission for hosting the link that brought you in for your purchase. This helps us continue to host these links and offer you our best recommendations you can trust.



How did we do? Let us know in the comments section! And if you have your own favorite sensitive skin products that make great holiday gifts, we'd love to know!

This Sensitive Skin Holiday Gift Guide is brought to you by Fairface Washcloths, the best washcloth for sensitive skin.


The only washcloths for your face - Fairface
©Fairface™ Washcloths the best washcloths for your face

Feel the best washcloths for your sensitive face

best washcloths for sensitive faces
Photo ©Fairface™ Washcloths
What are the best washcloths for your face? Washcloths that are made for your face. Your facial skin is different than the rest of your body and needs to be treated with care.

And if you have sensitive skin, you know you need a particularly gentle washcloth for your face that won't irritate your skin or cause any more redness than you're already struggling with.

The answer: Fairface Washcloths 

Have you felt them before? Smooth, soft flannel, the way sensitive skin should be cared for. Imagine the feeling of soft flannel gliding against your skin instead of a scratchy old washcloth. Soothing, soft flannel washcloths with soft, turned edges and no scratchy seams. Ahhh...there's nothing better.

But in case you haven't felt them before, we decided to make you a quick video so you an imagine yourself running your fingers across the smooth, soft, gentle flannel of Fairface Washcloths.

The ultimate, gentle cleansing experience for sensitive skin.

Take a look>>





Don't wait for your skin to throw a fit from using scratchy, abrasive body washcloths that really aren't made for your face or heaven forbid you use those crazy textured man cloths we found at Marshalls that could have been mistaken for kitchen scrubbers.

Try a set of Fairface Washcloths today to see how calm, clean and healthy your sensitive skin can be! You'll be amazed at the difference and you'll wish you would have tried them a long time ago.



SHOP: 
FairfaceWashcloths.com
and
FairfaceWashcloths.etsy.com

The Secret to a Man's Healthy Skin

The Secret to a Man's Healthy Skin
photo credit christian buehner unsplash
Last weekend while my husband and I were at Marshall's Dept Store, I stumbled across something disturbing.

The men's department shelves were spattered with a mishmash of products and out of the corner of my eye, I happened to see a set of men's face washing cloths. Of course my curiosity was peaked and I had to take a closer look.

I knew right away something was terribly wrong when I could see the coarse bristles poking out about 1/4 inch from the cloth. And then I went in for the feel. I won't lie, I gasped out loud. Was this product supposed to be in the kitchen section? For scrubbing charred bits of burned drippings from a Thanksgiving Day turkey pan?

This cannot be real. Who in their right mind would wash their face with something that is clearly so abrasive it could scrub the skin right off your face?

I'm not a brand basher, so I won't be sharing the product name, but for the love of all that is holy, men, PLEASE wash your face with a soft washcloth, and not something that can be mistaken for a kitchen pan scrubber.


WHAT REALLY HAPPENS WHEN YOU SCRUB YOUR FACE?


When you wash your face too harshly, it can actually damage the skin by creating tiny tears in your skin. These microscopic "cuts" in your skin let moisture out and bacteria in. This can cause skin to become red, irritated, inflamed, break-out and cause damage you may not see for years.

To keep skin healthy and maintain it's health, it is important to wash your face gently with a soft, clean washcloth at least 2ce a day and after a good sweat. This allows impurities to be washed away from the skin and not sit on the skin's surface to clog pores and cause break-outs.


DON'T MEN NEED TO EXFOLIATE THEIR FACES?


Men Shaving and exfoliation tips
Photo: patrick coddou on unsplash
Due to shaving coarse facial hair, many men seek mechanical exfoliation as a means to prevent ingrown hairs.

It is recommended to speak with a skincare specialist to see what type of exfoliating is necessary and safe for your skin type so you don't damage your skin. You can also opt for gentle pre-shaving tips to help your skin tolerate shaving a bit better such as pre-shave-showering, laying a soft, warm washcloth over your face to soften facial hairs before shaving, or using a gentle cream or pre-shave oil.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, exfoliation (the mechanical or chemical means of removing dead skin cells off the outside layer of your skin) can help the appearance of skin and allow skin care products to penetrate more deeply, but it's important to know what type of exfoliation is appropriate for your skin type because it can actually harm your skin if it is not done safely and correctly.


Skin Care Tips for Men: How to wash your face for healthy skin
Photo ©Fairface™ Washcloths

WHY MEN SHOULD WASH THEIR FACES EVERY DAY WITH A SOFT WASHCLOTH


The secret to healthy skin is consistent, gentle care. How we treat our skin matters. What we put on our skin matters. How we touch it matters. How we protect it and prevent damage to it matters.

Harsh textures cause damage. And damage can cause any number of problems such as inflammation, irritation, redness, acne, pre-mature aging and consequences you may not see for years. Gentle is always better and Fairface Washcloths are the best washcloths for keeping your skin healthy and free from the damage harsh textures can cause to your skin. The soothing thick layers of soft flannel cleanse gently, without causing damage or irritation to the skin. There's nothing better for your face.


THE BEST WASHCLOTHS FOR GENTLE CLEANSING


Softest face washcloths for healthy skin
Photo ©Fairface™ Washcloths

Fairface Washcloths are available in 3 unique styles: Delicates, Originals, and Darks.

Right now, through our etsy shop, get 15% off Fairface Dark Washcloths, the ultimate soft, black face cloths for sensitive skin. CLICK HERE TO GRAB A SET FOR YOURSELF.
You'll be glad you did.



Should I Wash my Face with a Washcloth? What to use and how to do it right

Should I use a washcloth on my face? The right way to wash your face
Washcloths have been around as a face washing staple for years and years, and although there are many types of washcloths available today for facial cleansing, it's important to make sure you are using the right washcloths for your face, the right way.

It's easy to get confused by all the types of washcloths out there, to know which ones are actually good for your skin and to your skin.

Sometimes expensive facial cleansers come with a free cleansing cloth, like muslin or a textured cloth you assume is good for your skin because they sold it with the cleanser. That's not always the case. Dermatologists recommend using a soft, clean washcloth on your face. Gentle cleansing is advised so you don't create tiny tears in your skin that can let bacteria in and lead to redness, dryness, irritation and inflammation. Just because the cloth came with your cleanser, doesn't mean you should use it.

3 Tips to Washing your Face with the Right Washcloth, the Right Way


1. Use a Soft Washcloth Made for Faces


Traditional terrycloth washcloths that come with the towel set are not really made for your face. If you think about it, the terry cloth washcloth is made with the same matching loopy fabric that is used to wash and dry hardy body skin that is a lot tougher and thicker than the skin on your face. 

Try a gentle washcloth like Fairface Washcloths that are specifically made for washing your face. The soft flannel glides across your facial skin, gently wiping away oils, dirt and bacteria without causing irritation or redness. They are sensitive skin's BFF and the ONLY washcloth you should be using on your face. If your expensive facial cleanser comes with a free cloth that doesn't have a soft feel to it, think 2ce before using it. Their main product is the cleanser, not the cloth. Your washcloth should be the star of the show, and Fairface is the way to go.


your washcloths should be the star of the show fairface

2. Use a Clean Washcloth Every Time You Wash Your Face


A critical part of keeping your skin clean and free of break-outs is making sure you wash your face every night, every morning and after a sweaty workout, but the washcloths you're using on your face must be CLEAN. While you may pull dirty socks out of the hamper in a pinch, you can't skimp on the washcloths you're using against your face. Spreading bacteria is the last thing you want to do for your skin. And BTW, make sure you blot your face dry with a clean cloth as well. You don't want to wash your face clean and then dry it with a dirty towel. Clean cloths = clean skin.




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Use code CLEANSKIN2 at check-out for $2.00 off your order (only thru our etsy shop for a limited time)




3. Wash Your Face Gently, Without Scrubbing


When you wash tough grease off your stove, you may need to scrub, but on your face? No way. Your facial skin is thinner and much more delicate than the skin on your body and shouldn't be scrubbed or pulled, which can cause damage and premature aging.  The oil on your face is actually part of what makes it healthy, so scrubbing to get it off shouldn't be your goal. Think of cleansing like gliding. It should be effortless and gentle. Even if you wear a lot of *make-up, you don't want to scrub your skin. 

*A gentle make-up removal tip from our favorite celebrity make-up artist, Christina Grant, who is also a fan of Fairface Washcloths for herself and actors: before washing your make-up off, wet the soft washcloths and microwave them til they are warm and steamy - it makes makeup removal a dream.
**See her other tips and what it's like working as celebrity make-up artist in her interview: ACTORS, MAKE-UP AND SENSITIVE SKIN: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH NYC MAKE-UP ARTIST CHRISTINA GRANT

Quotable:

"Think of cleansing like gliding. It should be effortless and gentle." - Fairface Washcloths

Dermatology Appointment Check-list: Don't go to your next appointment without this

Bring this to your next Dermatology Appointment: the essentials check-list
See our Printable Dermatology Appointment Check-list below
I swear every time I go to the Dermatologist (or any doctor for that matter), I walk out remembering about 6% of what they said.

By the time I've walked to the car I find myself wondering if it would be too inappropriate to walk back in and beg for a quick re-cap?  I'm sorry, I didn't catch that...meaning all of it?

Information Overload


It only took me four decades to realize that I need to take the time to gather and write down the information I need before I go (i.e. what medications and skin care products I'm currently using, what my primary questions and concerns are, what any follow-up questions might be, and for the love of Pete, the first day of my last period so I don't have to spend 10 minutes trying to remember). 


Be Your Own Skincare Advocate


We hear all the time about how important it is for each of us to be our own healthcare advocate and that applies to our skin as well. No one knows our bodies or skin better than we do and the doctor can't know our concerns unless we tell them.

I showed up at a dermatology appointment a few years ago and pulled out a list of questions I'd scratched out on a notepad. I was somewhat apprehensive to show her how many things I had written down, but my fears were quickly squashed when she confidently responded, "Don't worry, I'm not afraid of a list."

The more prepared we are ahead of time, the more ready we'll be to listen and most importantly retain the information we're given!  By bringing this essential Dermatology Appointment Check-list with you, it will take the thinking out of it, making room in your brain for what the doctor says so it doesn't spill out onto the ground before you reach your car.  And, like my favorite Dermatologist said, "I'm not afraid of a list", and you shouldn't be either.


How to be Prepared for your next Dermatology Appointment


GATHER INFORMATION


Try to gather information at least a week in advance of your appointment so you're not stressing at the last minute. A review of this information may also help you identify your top 3 concerns.

Information gathering may include: 
1) Verifying that your doctor is covered by your insurance
2) Getting directions to the clinic
3) Date of your last period (for us girls)
4) Current medications
5) Skin care products you're currently using (I like to bring mine in a bag)
6) Changes in health or major procedures since your last visit
7) Timeline of any skin-related episodes or concerns


IDENTIFY PRIMARY CONCERNS


In my experience, most doctors want you to narrow down the reason for your visit into your top 3 so there is adequate time to discuss your concerns. Asking yourself what circumstances lead up to you making the appointment in the first place, may help you identify some of your top 3. Include additional concerns as time & circumstances allow.

Top 3 Primary Concerns
P1
P2
P3
Extra


CLARIFY PRESCRIPTIONS


During your visit, write down any new prescriptions you receive and instructions on administering them. Get clarification on existing medications as needed and write it all down.

Prescriptions & Instructions
Rx1 & Instructions
Rx2 & Instructions
Fx3 & Instructions


GET SPECIFIC ON INSTRUCTIONS


Now's the time to ask clarifying questions about anything you're unsure of before your visit ends. It can be helpful to take time even before your visit to write some of your questions down and jot down new ones during your appointment. Get as detailed as necessary.

Clarification questions for the doctor might include things like:

  • Can you recommend any OTC (over-the-counter) products for my skin type/condition?
  • Can I take the medication on an empty stomach?
  • If a topical medication, how long do I have to let it set before adding another product on top?
  • Can I layer products?
  • Do I have to take it / apply it at the same time every day?
  • How long will the medication take to be effective?
  • Are there any precautions for going in the sun?
  • Can I use certain products while my skin heals (lotion, make-up, etc)?
  • Recommendation for additional appointments?


DERMATOLOGY APPOINTMENT CHECK-LIST - PRINTABLE 


We know we're not the only ones who want to make the most out of our trips to the Dermatologist, so we took the time to put together all the pertinent information you should need for your next dermatology appointment. We hope this is helpful for you to get the most out of your next office visit! Pass it along & let us know!


Click HERE to Download your PRINTABLE Dermatology Appointment Check-List
Printable check-list for your next Dermatology Appointment



This information was brought to you by the makers of Fairface™ Washcloths, the best washcloths for sensitive skin and gentle cleansing. Visit us at FairfaceWashcloths.com & FairfaceWashcloths.etsy.com