About Face Brushes and Why You Should Try One

You’ve probably heard about or seen the most recent skin care technology—facial cleansing brushes—as they’ve exploded in popularity over the past few years. A facial cleansing brush is used to exfoliate dead skin cells and, as the name implies, clean your face. You’ve probably seen the soft-bristled electric face brushes, but some companies sell silicone face massagers that also serve to clean your face. Still, others sell non-electric face brushes.

Regardless, using a facial cleansing brush is fairly simple. While some people use face brushes every day, dermatologists recommend using one only two or three times a week. How often you use it will depend on your skin type and how much it can handle. For example, if you have sensitive skin, you probably won’t be able to use the brush every day. The best method to figure out what works for you is probably to start by using the brush once a week and adjusting from there.

When using a facial cleansing brush, you’ll want to take off any makeup first—this will help keep the bristles clean. Next, apply a cleansing product to your skin or the brush head. Since the idea of the face brush is to exfoliate, you don’t need to use a product with beads or other particles. Then, hold the brush so the head is flush against your skin and gently glide the brush over your skin in a rotating motion. Be careful not to apply too much pressure, since this can damage your skin.

Once you’re done, just rinse your face and the brush head, then apply your favorite moisturizer to your skin. Most companies recommend rinsing the brush head with soap and water and letting it dry completely between each use to avoid mold buildup. Brush heads should also be changed out every three months.

It may seem like a lot of work, but most people say it only takes a few extra minutes and is a great way to relax before going to sleep a few nights each week. Plus, there are several great reasons to use a facial cleansing brush. The first is the exfoliation. Removing the layers of dead skin and grime is great for your complexion and will help clear your pores. Face brushes can also help with circulation, meaning your skin will be firmer and look younger.

Some people report skin flares or breakouts within the first few days or weeks of using a cleansing brush. This is because the formerly plugged pores now have no dead skin blocking them. But no need to worry: once your skin becomes used to fewer dead skin cells, you’ll be less likely to break out.

Overall, when using a facial cleansing brush, you’ll probably notice fewer breakouts and blackheads, and you might also notice that moisturizers or anti-aging serums work faster.

Have you ever used a facial cleansing brush? What were the pros or cons? Let chat about them in the comments!

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