If you ask any dermatologist about the number one most important way to take care of your face and skin, they’ll emphasize that hygiene and cleanliness should be first and foremost. This is because this removes dead skin cells and allows your skin to produce healthy oils.
What Even Are Facial Cleansing Brushes?
Cleaning your face about twice a day is essential to any skincare routine. Dermatologists usually recommend once or twice a day for maximum benefits. This allows you to remove dirt, grime and unnatural oils that accumulate on your face from our daily activities.
So now that we know we all are going to make sure to wash our faces everyday, wouldn’t it be much more fun to have a tool to help you do the dirty work?
Many people swear by face cleansing brushes since they are easy to keep clean, easy to use, often are battery powered to allow us to get deeper into our skin than just our fingers can. They’re still selling like hotcakes on the skincare market, and we’ll explain exactly why in the remainder of this article.
Now you might be wondering:
Are Cleansing Brushes Good for Your Face?
Actually -- yes. They are super good for your skin. They are perfect for all skin types, as long as you are using it properly. If you are extra concerned, make sure you remove all makeup before using it but they are perfect as a last step in your nighttime routine. Learn more about cleansing brushes and their uses here.
That being said, make sure that you start slow. Listen to your skin and try it for a few minutes at a time. This will allow your skin to adjust but also make sure that you can listen to what your skin wants and the best speeds and frequencies for you.
Quick tip: Make sure you are keeping the brush itself super clean. This will allow you from spreading unwanted bacteria around your face. It’s actually really simple: Rinse with warm water and add a little bit of liquid soap to remove the dirt.
Use your fingers to massage the bristles to make sure you can be really effective in cleaning. Once every few weeks, you can also keep the brush bristles in rubbing alcohol for a few minutes to kill off any bacteria left behind.
How Often Should I Use My Facial Cleansing Brush?
If you are just getting started, we recommend starting less frequently and building up more often once you feel like you’re getting the hang of it. After using it for a while, you can use your facial cleansing brush every day if you'd like to.
Benefits of Silicone Face Brushes
You might be wondering, why not just save my money and use my hands? Before I got into face cleansing brushes, I asked the same question myself. But you would be surprised to learn that there are so many long term face wash brush benefits.
Gets deep into your pores: You'd be surprised (and likely disgusted) by how much product and makeup gets left behind inside your pores. Because these brushes have small heads, they are able to scoop out all of the dirt, much better than your hands could ever do. You will notice your skin glowing a lot more than usual after it feels clean.
Helps firm skin: A little massage never hurt nobody!! These brushes help firm and lift your skin while it massages your face. Use it in an upward motion to have the blood flow up and you will get a lot more plump and firm skin.
Acne fighting: Because these tools are really good at going below the surface, they will help remove all the acne-forming bacteria to prevent infections that cause acne.
Bring the Spa Home: Why pay $100-300 for a cleaning facial, when you have the tool that will get you the same results? Using this consistently will eliminate the need for a facial and will reenergize your skin.
Which Face Cleansing Brush is the Best?
If you’re keeping an eye on the market, you know that there are tons of options out there. There is no right answer for which one you should buy, but more pricey doesn’t necessarily mean better.
In general, when you are doing your research, make sure you are considering things like:
- Quality of Bristles: what is the material. In general, silicone is known to be the best.
- Battery Life: It can be annoying to change the battery over and over, so make sure that it can last a few weeks at a time without needing to have its battery replaced or charged.
- Shape: The shape of the actual brush is really important to make sure that it can get into broader areas and smaller sections of your face.
- Size: Make sure it fits into your hand and is comfortable to hold!
Meet the Silicone Cleansing Brush
It helps firm and lift skin especially well while it gently massages face and helps shape the face.
It is battery powered and will allow you to really deep clean, even if you only use it a few times a week. Portable design, easy for travel. Easy to clean and maintain.
Wondering How to Use a Face Cleansing Brush? It's Only 5 Easy Steps:
- Wet your face with water.
- Apply cleanser either directly on your face or on the brush itself.
- Gently rub the brush around your face to get a deep clean. Avoid eye area and placing on lips.
- Wash your face and the brush.
- Enjoy your clean skin!