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Parkersburg, WV
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Posted - 06/08/2003 :  05:21:53 AM  Send MissyHall an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
I can't remember where I found this tip so I can give them credit, but it is so easy to make your own facial cleansing cloths (similar to Ponds, Oil of Olay or Doves)

Buy a roll of high quality paper towels. I use the Bounty Select-a-Size so that I don't have to cut the full sheets down. Fold each sheet into squares.

Buy a bottle of good liquid facial cleanser. Try to find the liquid, not the foaming. Dilute some cleanser with water (about 1 to 1 proportion) and soak the paper towels in the solution. Hang the towels out to dry. When dry, they will work just like the ones you buy - wet and wash your face.

I found some WalMart brand cleanser for $1.00, so I make cloths using sensitive skin formula for every day use and some cloths with acne formula for those not so good days :)


Rome, GA
15 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2003 :  09:10:28 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
This is a super suggestion. Those things are expensive but nice to have especially in the summer.
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Lyons, GA
93 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2003 :  5:54:20 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I loved that tip Missy, I will be making my own.. I need to be as frugal as I can! Thanks

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Austin, TX
60 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2003 :  07:36:02 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
The facial cleansing cloths are perfect for travelling!
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Lynnwood, WA
50 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2005 :  11:23:48 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
What a great idea. You could even make some with household cleanser, for emergencies in the car, for the camping box, or in the backpack.

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Posted - 01/15/2005 :  5:38:33 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
That is an aswesome tip....only one more thing to add to it:

Use Cetaphil as the liquid cleanser...Cetaphil is seriously the cleanser most dermatologists recommend!!
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Judy in VA
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Posted - 01/15/2005 :  10:41:02 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
My mom takes the store-bought facial cleansing cloths and cuts them in half. There's still plenty to use!

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Posted - 01/20/2005 :  07:38:43 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Oh my goodness! I thought I was the only one to cut my facial cloths in half.... sometime quarters depending on the size!

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Poulsbo, WA
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Posted - 01/26/2005 :  12:38:46 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have very sensitive skin so I use cut up Handi-Wipes for my cloths. The can even be reused. I wash them in a lingerie bag. They do come out wrinkled but as soon as their wet it doesn't matter anyway!

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