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Muslin cloths reborn
How does this save money?
Re using muslin cloths that you already own
No need to buy cotton wool pads or cleansing wipes
Effective, gentle exfoliant which reduces need for shop bought exfoliants.
Once you're past the constant mopping-up during the first few months, what on earth do you do with all of those muslin cloths that you bought at the start?
Re use what you've already bought
It's always worth having a few muslins to hand in case of emergency, but otherwise the following method will save you a small fortune.
Instead of buying cotton wool pads, try using the muslin cloths to remove make up, and oh boy do they do the trick!
Make like the professionals
The likes of Eve Lom and Liz Earle recommend using muslins with their with-water cleansers.
By using your regular cleanser, soaking the cloth in hot water and throwing it on your face for a minute, a bizarre amount of grime comes off, much more so than with regular cleansing wipes.
End of the month and no cleanser left?
If you have run out of cleanser, olive oil (or any kind like it) is an excellent alternative.
Used with the muslin cloth, there's no trace of oil left on your skin afterwards.
As long as they're dried out, you can use them again for a few days and then throw them in your hot wash.
Indulgent hand scrub
Dry skin relief
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