The Simple Amazon Purchase That Turned My Bathroom into a Spa-Like Sanctuary

bathroom with blue wood panelling and blue wallpaper

Design by Emily Henderson Design; Photo by Sara Tramp

Interior design might be my first love, but skincare is a close second. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been low-key obsessed with all-things skincare. I keep a detailed spreadsheet of all my favorite products, peer pressure my boyfriend into doing an in-depth, multi-step bedtime routine, and spend my free time watching skincare tutorials. Whether I’m reading up on the latest and greatest in clean beauty or watching my favorite celebrity layering on lotions and potions, I’ve learned one thing: A good skincare routine starts with a muslin cloth.

There’s a reason these muslin cloths are a staple in every beauty guru’s medicine cabinet. Made out of a lightweight, woven cotton, muslin can reduce inflammation, exfoliate your skin, and give your face that deep cleanse it deserves. In fact, some people argue these cloths are more absorbent and sanitary than your favorite cleansing brush. 

While I learned about muslin washcloths years ago, I didn’t add them to my bathroom until I moved into my new apartment. After all, how many washcloths does a person really need? I eventually added MUKIN’s muslin washcloths to my Amazon cart—and let’s just say I’m not disappointed. 

pink muslin washcloths
MUKIN Muslin Face Towels $15

First and foremost, these washcloths work. As someone who prefers to wipe away my cleanser than splash cold water on my face, I take my washcloths very seriously. Not only do MUKIN’s cloths successfully remove excess water, cleanser, and makeup, but they are also super soft. Muslin cloth may be designed to exfoliate your skin, but these are so gentle that I can barely tell.

Oh, and did I mention these washcloths are surprisingly chic? Having a uniform set of cloths at my apartment feels surprisingly fancy. You know, something I’d actually want to display somewhere other than the depth of my bathroom drawers. Plus, these cloths are available in a handful of colors, so there’s bound to be one that works with your bathroom’s vibe.

I’m not going to sugarcoat it for you: Transforming your bathroom into a soothing sanctuary is easier said than done. Looking to do so on a budget? Well, that’s even more difficult. But for under $20, you can upgrade your skincare routine and your time spent in the bathroom as well.

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