Facial Cleansing Brushes - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!
If you're looking for a way to cleanse your face that's less time-consuming than traditional cleansing, then a facial cleansing brush might be just the ticket. These brushes are designed to gently remove dirt and impurities while also providing exfoliation and hydration without the need for harsh chemicals or expensive products. Facial cleansing brushes come in many shapes and sizes, but they all work by vibrating against your skin at varying speeds.
Here we will discuss all the good, the bad and the ugly of using the facial cleansing brushes. But lets start by first understanding the basics.
What is a Facial Cleansing Brush?
A facial cleansing brush is a device that helps you cleanse and exfoliate your skin. It uses vibrating bristles to remove dirt, oil and makeup from your face. A facial cleansing brush will give you a deep clean on the surface of your skin, as well as remove any dirt or build up in pores over time.
Why should I use a facial cleansing brush?
Using a facial cleansing brush can be very helpful in your skincare regimen except for those who already have sensitive skin.
If you are a beginner, use a gentle touch and avoid using too much pressure when cleansing your face. Avoid using it on sensitive areas such as the eyes or mouth.
If you have sensitive skin, don't use it more than once or twice a week. This is because frequent facial cleansing can cause irritation and redness of the skin which may lead to acne breakouts in the future.
How often should I be using a facial cleansing brush?
This totally depends on the type of your skin. It's important to note that while facial cleansing brushes can be a great way to clean your skin, they're not a cure-all. Overuse of these devices can lead to irritation and breakouts. If you have sensitive skin or suffer from acne, be extra careful when using a facial cleansing brush as the bristles may cause your pores to clog up and lead to pimples.
In addition, if you're prone to redness or swelling on your face or neck, keep in mind that this could happen after use with some models that are too harsh for normal use. This could also lead to painful pimples in areas where the brush contacts your face like around the nose area—this was my experience with one other brand model I tried out!
Another possible downside of frequent use is damage from repeated friction on the same areas of skin over extended periods (years). In fact there's actually evidence out there showing that people who scrub their faces too much with exfoliating products or tools like toothbrushes are more likely than others (who don't) develop actinic keratosis -- which is basically pre-cancerous changes in cells on our faces due because they've been constantly rubbed off during daily activities like shaving etc.
Which Facial Cleansing Brushes should I use?
It's important to note that there are many different types of cleansing brushes out there with different functions - some can be used for both cleansing and exfoliating while others are designed specifically for one or the other purpose.
When choosing one these are the following things you should look for if you are buying an electric facial brush:
1. Motion: Whatever the shape of the brush, you want to make sure that you choose a brush with oscillating motion as opposed to a circular motion. Or you can also choose a manual one!
2. Timer: Make sure it comes with a self timer so you don't over-exfoliate
3. Brush Type: If you have sensitive skin and are prone to breakouts, choose a soft bristled brush with silicone bristles. This will gently exfoliate dead skin cells without irritating the skin.
If you have oily/combination or acne-prone skin, opt for an anti-bacterial option with antimicrobial bristles that kill bacteria on contact while controlling oil production on your face.
4. Waterproof: Make sure that the facial cleansing brush is waterproof. This way you can use it while in the shower
How do you use a facial cleansing brush?
Wet your face with warm water and apply cleanser of choice (we suggest something with salicylic acid).
Place brush head over your skin and turn the device on, gently moving it around until all impurities are removed. Use gentle pressure on problem areas like acne and blackheads; everywhere else should be treated as lightly as possible—you'll get best results if there's no redness afterward!
Rinse out thoroughly under running water until all traces of foam have been removed from the bristles (this may take up to 30 seconds).
Pro tip: Once every two weeks keep the brush in rubbing alcohol for 5 minutes. This will make sure that all the germs have definitely been killed!
If you are as crazy about skin cycling as much as we are, we recommend alternating using a facial brush on your exfoliation night! This will bring you the optimum results without breaking the skin barrier!