The Benefits of Facial Cleansing Brushes
Cleansing has always been an important step of a good skin care routine and today, thanks to new technologies and skin care tools, cleansing has reached a new level. If you are considering switching from your fingers to a skin brush for your skincare routine, here’s what you need to know.
The benefits of facial cleansing brushes
Cleansing brushes are an amazing tool and it’s very easy to incorporate their use into your daily routine.
The skin pores are cleaned in depth on a daily basis and the facial brush helps to clear up congested skins with open pores, blockages and breakouts.
The cleansing brush gets rid of the dead skin cells quicker than normal everyday cleansing would remove them which means the skin will produce collagen at a higher rate. More collagen production means a tighter and more youthful looking skin.
A lot of people skin break out happens in the summer because that’s the time when they are using more sunscreen than the rest of the year. The sunscreen is hard to get off, it can clog the pores and can sometimes lead to acne. Using the brush during your night skincare routine is perfect to get all the sunscreen out of the pores and go to bed with a clean skin.
The brush is doing a gentle daily exfoliation without being too aggressive to the skin which is great.
A daily skin cleanse using a brush is very good for blood circulation, which is poor in a lot of people. This amazing tool is working as a lymphatic drainage helping to depuff and define the face.
All skin types can benefit from regular cleansing brush use, even male skin as it helps a lot with facial ingrowing hair! The follicles tend to get blocked, causing congestion and sometimes acne.
How to use a Facial Cleansing brush?
Apply a gentle facial wash or foaming cleanser with damp hands to the skin beforehand and massaged in thoroughly. Then you can start using the brush doing small lifting circular movements with a medium pressure. Don’t forget to include your neck and décolleté area when you cleanse as we always tend to forget this area.
You don’t need to spend any longer than approximately three or four minutes cleansing. Most of the brushes include a frequency variable speed a timed shut-off. You should avoid using the brush around the eye area as the skin is too thin and delicate.
Depending on your skin type you can use the brush once or twice daily. If your skin is sensitive, it is better to use the cleansing brush every other day. It’s important to moisturise and protect your skin with a good serum and/or cream post-brushing, as sometimes brushes can strip skin of natural oils.
If you have acne or congested skins, don’t skip the moisturizing part after using the brush as if the skin is too dehydrated it will produce more oil and sebum to compensate.
Cleansing brushes exist in silicone or with bristles, and if you have a sensitive skin, silicone may be the best option. The silicone nubs are much more gentle on the skin than the bristles. Another advantage of using the silicone brushes is that the bristle brush heads tend to be firmer, but in the long run, they will lose some of their firmness quite quickly if you use the brush every day.
A big advantage of choosing a silicone brush is that it is more resistant to bacteria. While a bristle brush can easily accumulate bacteria, a silicone brush is easily washable and dries very quickly with prevents bacteria from developing.
Of course it is still very important to properly clean the silicone facial brush after each use and not to share it with other people.
It is recommended to avoid using facial cleansing brushes if you are suffering from psoriasis or eczema. It is also better not to use the brush on a skin that is sunburned, broken or after an aggressive facial treatment (microdermabrasion). If in doubt don’t hesitate to ask you aesthetician.
And last but not least, one great thing about cleansing brushes is that they gently exfoliate, so you don’t need to invest in any additional exfoliating products.
Using a facial cleansing tool like our Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush Silicone Vibrating Face Massager can be a great tool to add to your skin care regimen. Don’t be intimidated by them, they are very easy to use and to keep clean.
Listen to what your skin is telling you and adapt their use to your skin type and condition. Keep them properly cleaned and be patient, you will for sure see great results on your skin.
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