My struggle with acne has been long:
Anyone that knows me, knows that I have struggled with acne since high school. It is such a frustrating experience, and really makes it difficult to feel good about yourself.
My skin was so sensitive that I could not wear any kind of foundation or blush. Certain foods I ate made my face break out even more. PMS always caused a definitely huge and ugly breakout. I kept thinking it would magically disappear at some older age mark that I would eventually hit. But up until age 36 I had no signs of it stopping anytime soon. Until LAST MONTH…
Well first let me say that I have tried a TON of different washes, toners, and creams. Of course drinking more water, eating a more balanced diet (that doesn’t include alcoholic drinks), and not falling asleep with my hand on my face are the top ways to reduce the size and severity of each break out. But, no prevention by any means.
But I had not found any one item that was eliminating the problem. And honestly at my age, I had internally given up hope that it would ever go away. I refuse to take medication for it because all the potential side effects, and I have a hard enough time taking the supplements I take daily, without adding more to the mix.
How I found the solution:
One afternoon a friend was having a wellness get together (which included mini chair massages, food, drinks, and Networking) and invited me. This was a friend that I was close with in high school, but we had lost touch since, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to relax and catch up. Little did I know that this visit was going to change my life in a very big way.
As my friend and I started talking about our lives, what has changed, and what we are into these days, she introduced her new business to me. Since I have started a few different gigs of my own, I was all ears. She started to tell me how she had a friend that had skin conditions, used one of her magical body cloths to wash her face, and it cleared up!
I did not believe it would work for me, however, I was definitely curious. Without even asking me, she gave me a face cloth and told me to try using it for 7 days. To wash my face using only this specific cloth and water. She told me to report back in a week.
I was intrigued. Since I had a few zits that were about to take over my nose, I was eager to start using it right away. Immediately that night I used the cloth as she told me. Simply got it wet, rubbed down my face, and put nothing else on my skin. Right after washing I noticed my face felt incredibly soft so I did not put my normal night firming cream on just so I could see exactly this was going to affect my face.
Waking up, I expected my zits forming on my nose to be huge, but they were actually noticeably smaller! I did another “face wash” with only the cloth and water that morning and evening. The next day I really started noticing results. My face was almost completely cleared up of new breakouts. I texted my friend IMMEDIATELY to share the results. She was not surprised, but very excited to hear another story of success.
She told me to continue washing my face with water and the cloth twice a day. Once in the morning, and once at night before bed. What I really like about this is how fast you can do it. Makes it really hard to NOT do it. Even if you’re a Mom. I let so many of my self care habits go in hibernation since becoming a Mom, but Norwex has given me an easy way to quickly clean my face at the very least.
I did go all out recently to test my breakouts: ate a TON of chocolate and ice cream. Forced myself (**wink**) to do it to see if my face would break out like it normally does when I binge on junk food. Woke up the next morning with a few zits in the making. I immediately rubbed down my face with the cloth and water. Before bed I washed my face for the evening, and by morning my face was clear once again. So, your triggers will still be there (sugar, alcohol, etc.), but the cloth will prevent a breakout from happening. Test for cloth’s efficiency: PASS!
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My face still has major scarring, but I am ready to start working on that since my face will no longer have new breakouts.
How is this possible?!
The *BacLoc technology is the key secret. The microfiber thoroughly cleans your face and exfoliates the skin, while the micro silver particles helps kill the bacteria. Your cloth will purify itself within 24 hours. It is one magical cloth, to say the least and will a long time as long as you take care of your microfiber.
How to get yours:
By now I am sure you are tired of me talking about how I found it, and just want me to tell you where you can try it too. Nothing in my entire life has worked like this, and I have tried A LOT. So, whether you are reading this post for yourself, or family member, or friend…this amazing Norwex cloth is the answer. Kiss your acne goodbye.
I would highly suggest using the baby cloths (three come in a pack) or the body cloths (also three come in a pack). They are microfiber cloths that only get softer when you add water. Make sure you use detergent without perfume, fillers, or dyes to prolong the life of your cloth.
Caring for your cloths:
After each use, rinse with warm water and rub the cloth together against itself. Then hang to dry, and by morning your cloth will be good as new. When you feel or see that your cloth is getting ready to be washed, you can do it in the washer or by hand (hot water is best) using a detergent that has no perfumes, fillers, or dyes. Don’t wash with other “linty” items. Then, put in dryer but DO NOT use dryer sheets. If you have Fluff & Tumble Dryer Balls, or something similar, use these. Otherwise just dry by itself. If a lot of lint gets on the cloth, it will prevent the BacLoc technology from doing its thing.
Even more products to prevent acne:
If you get just as excited as I did, there are more products you can use to ensure a healthy face from now on…
- We all have heard that our pillowcases are a major part of acne problems. These microfiber cases with their BacLoc technology will keep bacteria off your face, and you won’t have to wash them as often.
- Exfoliating Facial mitt– to get an extra deep clean and to work on encouraging healthy new skin growth, this mitt will help speed up the process.
Post Microfiber Cloth Usage:
I can eat chocolate again without fear of a complete face meltdown. I can go out in public and not feel self conscious about getting pictures taken. I don’t think I realized how much always having acne was getting me down.
These products are seriously life altering, and anyone suffering from acne should try these out. The cloths themselves are guaranteed for 2 years. They are made out of recycled materials, and you can recycle your cloths once their life has run out. But as long as you take care of them, you will have them for a long time.
I sincerely hope this helps you or the person you are doing research for. It can be scary to try something new, and you really just gotta go for it. You will fall in love with the Company, their products, and what they stand for.
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