Here at CRUDE, we get a lot of questions about PULL cloths and how they relate to our Oil-Cleansing Method. After all, the concept sounds rather unusual--You mean you need a special kind of cloth to do this? but we promise, PULL cloths are not as exotic as they sound, and they're totally worth the extra step. In honor of the release of our new grey and expanded PULL Packs, CRUDE Presents:
PULL CLOTHS: DEMYSTIFIED
Q: What exactly IS a PULL Cloth?
A: PULL is our super soft, super absorbent microfiber washcloth.
A: PULL Cloth is an oil-cleanser's best friend. Softer and more absorbent than normal cloth, microfiber cloths easily pull (get it?) make-up and debris away from the skin—reducing the chance of infection and helping you deep clean your skin without scrubbing or irritation. This step is important when oil cleansing, as water alone will not remove the oil and bacteria from the skin, and terry cloth is too abrasive. Use PULL for a softer, deeper oil cleanse.
Q: What makes PULL different from other microfiber cloths out there?
A: We use the highest quality microfiber cloth available—featuring split fibers, which makes PULL super absorbent, and longer lasting than most store-bought microfiber cloth.
Q: What are the disposable cloths?
Our disposable PULL cloths are cheap enough to use once, but durable enough to launder and reuse. We call them disposable to differentiate between our other towels which last up to 500 washings—but make no mistake, these are too good to use just once! Perfect for camping trips and oil cleansing on the road.
Q: How do you use PULL?
A: First, start off by applying your EVERYTHING OIL to either damp or dry skin, massaging into your face for about a minute. Then wet your PULL cloth with warm (not hot) water and hold over your face for three deep breaths to open the pores. Click here to see CRUDE's guide to oil cleansing.
Once you’ve finished, slowly and gently remove the oil using small circular motions around the face. If you’d like to see PULL in action, check out this video to get an idea of how it’s done.
Q: OK, I have my PULL Cloths. Now, how do I care for them?
A: We recommend washing your PULL Microfiber Cloths after each use with a gentle, environmentally-friendly detergent. At CRUDE, we really love Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Laundry Detergent to clean our cloths. If using a washing machine isn’t your bag, you can always hand wash them, with a laundry brush if need be. And then--and this is important--hang them dry rather than using the dryer to help them stay super-absorbent.
Here are our manufacturer's top 3 tips for cleaning the cloths:
- Wash in warm or hot water with mild detergent; use a soft bristled brush if necessary. Rinse thoroughly.
- Do not use fabric softener, it will clog the open spaces in the microfiber that do the cleaning rendering the towel or mop useless.
- Ideally, wash microfiber only with other microfiber—but it can be washed with cotton.
Q: Do I really need to wash my PULL cloths after each use?
A: Yes. This is crucial. When you're using PULL, it's removing debris and bacteria from your face, so you definitely don't want to put that back on your skin by reusing your cloth. To put it simply, not washing after every use leads to a buildup of bacteria, which leads to BREAKOUTS. And that's what we don't want.
Check out our new, larger, more economical PULL packs to stock up and save time (more PULL=less laundry)!
Q: I have white PULL cloths that have become stained from makeup removal and now they don't look good any more. Should I use bleach?
A: We'd avoid the bleach for the same reason we avoid using an electronic dryer and fabric softener when caring for PULL: it messes with the absorbency. If those stains are simply driving you crazy, check out our new gray PULL Cloths!
And that's it! Are there any questions that we missed? Crucial tips you've used to care for your PULL? Leave them for us in the comments, or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org!