30 Ways to Use a Mitty
- To take your face off ; )
- Eye makeup removal
- Toner application
- Essence application (read up on essence here)
- Mask removal
- Post-gym freshening up. Water and a Mitty are more thorough than wipes, and they don’t leave a residue on skin.
- Car trips with grimy children. Bring a spray bottle of water, a Mitty, a baggie to store them, and go.
- Vacations—so much better than hotel washcloths
- Motorcycle detailing (but please separate the motorcycle ones from the personal use ones)
- Doggie ear cleansing
- Kitty ear cleansing
- Doggie paw cleanup
- Eyeshadow fallout
- Eye makeup touch-ups
- Long-wear lipstick removal
- Elder care and invalid care—they’re soft enough for fragile skin
- Sunscreen removal without harsh exfoliation
- Tanning lotion application
- Application of products like glycolic acid
- Baby bathing
- Gently lifting the setting powder off of the baby hairs on your face (this can have the added bonus of making your face look more narrow, if that's your thing)
- Cleansing your face without messing up your ‘do
- Low-water skin cleansing (you don’t have to keep the tap running!)
- Cleansing for eczema- or rosacea-prone skin
- Acne care—Mittys get you extra clean without inflammation
- Benzoyl peroxide users—Mitty fabric is colorfast
- Men’s grooming—our fabric doesn’t shed on stubble
- Post-surgical or post-sunburn skincare
- Eyelash extension care (careful!)
- Hand puppets
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How to Help Teenagers with Skin Problems
- Avoid the temptation to go overboard! Harsh cleansers, astringents, and scrubs can make problems worse.
- Cleanse skin twice a day with a gentle cleanser. Make sure to rinse thoroughly.
- Avoid harsh soaps and creams (unless recommended by a dermatologist).
- If you want to try topical acne treatments, start off slowly.
What's the Difference Between Astringent and Toner?
They’re both fluids used to treat skin after the washing step. “Astringent” implies something drying, and it’s usually alcohol-based. “Toner” implies something more soothing and hydrating, and it’s usually water-based. But check the ingredients, since some “toners” are actually rebranded astringents.
Is Astringent Good for Skin?
It’s been a long time since astringents were the prom queens of the skincare world (that’s not the scientific term). What changed and why?
Skincare experts used to think that the way to manage oily, blemish-prone skin was to remove the oil and bacteria. Hence, they loved harsh, bacteria-killing astringents (among other products). But in the last few decades, those experts started changing their minds.