What is the ultimate skincare sin? Spoiler: going to bed with makeup on. Spotlessly clean skin is crucial, no matter what. But whether you wash your face using only your hands or a sponge, dirt can remain in your pores. That is where the beauty revolution stepped in. And introduced to us: facial cleansing brushes. Before you decide on any new method, you should know everything about it. Thus, let’s go into the details about facial brushes. Should we keep it or skip it?
What are facial cleansing brushes?
A facial cleansing brush is a small device with various shapes and structures, made of silicone or bristles, intended to quickly and thoroughly remove dirt from the skin and help clean pores.
Is it easy to use them?
Yes! There is a button that adjusts how you cleanse the face. That is, speed and strength. Plus, an audible signal warns us to move on to another part of the face. The bonus? It’s super fast — it takes a minute to do it. The only rule is not to use it for removing makeup. That may push it deeper into your pores, gross!
Are facial brushes for everyone?
Facial brushes are supposed to help you get rid of extra oil, impurities, and dust. “People who don’t have acne problems can use electric facial brushes. Same with skin that does not have any irritations, e.g., dermatitis and wounds. Due to inadequately sterilized brushes, it can spread bacterial infections on the skin,” beautician Svelana Lakanovic stated.
You heard the expert: facial brushes are not for everyone!
Why are facial cleansing brushes good for your skin?
This gadget promises many benefits; it’s tried-and-true. Fast fact: cleansing brushes are ten times more efficient than manual washing. How? By removing dead cells and by helping decongest clogged pores. And you do know that eliminating dead cells helps reduce chances for breakouts, right? Also, since the skin is super clean after using a cleansing brush, what you apply afterward, gets deeper absorbed for enhanced benefits. In addition to cleansing, most of these brushes massage the skin at the same time, boosting blood flow and relieving dullness.
Can a facial cleansing brush be harmful to your skin?
When using a cleansing brush, the cleanser should be in the form of a gel or foam. Don’t use products that are granular in structure as they can sensitize your skin. Besides, keep your cleansing brush clean and sterile, and don’t let someone borrow it. Does that go without saying? Yeah, but I had to say it, just in case!
And please, do not use it too often. Frequent use can lead to cracked capillaries, redness, and skin sensitivity. Also, as it removes dirt, so it removes natural oils. And natural oils are essential for skin protection.
So, how often should we be used ’em?
Everything is fine until you overdo it. This also applies to facial cleansing brushes too. The benefits are enormous, but if you use them daily, it’s too aggressive for the skin. “For normal skin, it’s enough to use it once a week. That is because it’s essential to remove the dead layer and allow the skin to absorb skincare products better. If you have dry, mature, or oily skin, biweekly is fine,” beautician Svetlana said.