My Take on Microfiber Towels for Rosacea
If you have rosacea, you already know that a rough or scratchy towel or washcloth worsens the redness you experience. In addition to using a gentle face wash that doesn't have harsh chemicals, you need to consider what you dry your face with.
It's my habit to dry my face with the same towel I wrap my hair in. For that reason, I've discovered the joy in microfiber towels for both hair drying and drying my rosacea-afflicted skin. Not only do they dry my hair well, they also are incredibly gentle on the facial skin. Here are five brands I recommend.
#5 - DevaCurl Devatowel Anti-Frizz Microfiber Towel
This is a great towel, though it is a little expensive. If you have a lot of hair, it may not be big enough. For my shoulder length hair, it's perfect. The Devatowel dries quickly, so in the summer, you don't get that musty, wet dog smell that has you rushing to the laundry room almost daily. The towel is very soft, gentle on rosacea skin, and one of my favorites for drying my thick, wavy hair and drying my face.
#4 – Antibacterial Microfiber Facial Cloths
With these, you get a six pack of antibacterial washcloths, which is handy when you don't do a lot of laundry each week. The microfiber washcloths are soft and gentle, which makes them perfect for using when washing your face or drying your sensitive rosacea areas. The only downfall I've found is that they shed some lint at first. If you use these to wash or dry your face, wash them in a gentle laundry detergent prior to use. Other than the lint issue, I really do like these microfiber facial cloths.
#3 – Miracle Face Erase Chemical-Free Microfiber Makeup Remover Face Cloths
While the Miracle Face Erase chemical-free microfiber face cloths are not big, they do work well. You'll find they look more like potholders than face towels. That said, they are approved by dermatologists who treat rosacea. The cloths are so soft and have a strap you can use to hang them in the shower or towel rack when you're done. When you buy them, you get a two pack.
#2 – Biospired Trek Pack Quick Drying Microfiber Camp Towel
While the Biospired Trek towel is meant for camping, it's a great face towel for rosacea. The towel dries quickly after use and is soft and gentle on irritated skin. It has a loop for hanging and a pouch if you want to take it with you on your trips. It's large and perfect for drying your face and then wrapping up your hair while it dries. It's my favorite towel if I plan to skip drying my hair.
#1 – Plush MojaFiber Microfiber Face Cloth
Plush MojaFiber face cloths come in a pack of three. For the price, this towel is amazing. It's soft, yet it does exfoliate dead cells well, all without irritating my rosacea. They are a salon-quality face towel, and after multiple machine washings and regular use, they're not showing any signs of wear. I use one in the shower with my rosacea face cleanser – CeraVe is still my preferred brand - and one for drying.
You may have to play around with different brands to find the ones that work best for your skin. I love CeraVe face cleanser, but I have family members with rosacea who don't find it works as well for them. If you can get a trial size or a face towel with a money-back guarantee, use those offers to your advantage!