How to Use a Facial Cleansing Brush? - Using Guide
Facial cleansing brushes – with rotating bristled heads that make your products work harder while polishing the skin – have taken our daily facial regime to the next level. Here is a guide for how to use a facial cleansing brush.
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Why use a face cleansing brush? Face cleansing brush can deep clean facial skin! Every brush will have a slightly different mode of use based on its individual shape or features. However, there are some methods of use which hold true for all facial cleansing brushes across the range which prevent you from causing any potential damage to your skin or indeed damaging the brush itself.
1. Choosing the right brush head for your skin is key. It's really important that the brush head isn't irritating or inflaming your skin, here are “the best facial cleaning brush 2019”.
2. You only hold gently next to the skin and don’t push right it to allow the sonic to fully exfoliate all of the pores.
3. Moving the brush in small and circular motions will also help the brush’s sonic rays to work their way down into the skin’s depths.
4. Avoid working it around the skin under and around the eyes. The skin under the eyes is extremely thin and doesn’t need the deep clean provided by the sonic technology. Working with makeup remover or a basic skin cleanser will be far more effective for the area than the facial cleansing brush.
5. Don’t let it last for too long as this could eventually cause more damage than benefits with the sonic technology causing harm to especially sensitive skin.
6. If you break out in spots or pimples when you first start using a facial brush, don't worry – this is natural. Skin can also start to flake as the dead skin cells are removed – this doesn't mean its dry, only that the dead skin is effectively coming away. If your skin does react with a breakout or pimples, stop using the cleansing brush for a few days. Then as your skin settles down, slowly introduce it back into your cleansing regime over the following week. Everyone's skin is different, so it's really a case of finding what works for your complexion.
7. Using a cleansing brush once a day, as part of your evening routine will achieve the best results. By using it too often the skin barrier can be broken down through removing the natural sebum in the skin. What skin does in response to this is increase production of natural oils and sebum which can leave skin oiler than before!
8. If the skin is naturally sensitive, overusing a cleansing brush can mean it becomes more sensitive as the natural barrier is broken down and the new skin becomes over-exposed to environmental stresses. These stresses can come from the weather, pollution, daily dirt and makeup, so when new skin cells are overexposed to stresses it can lead to an uneven skin tone and a red and irritated complexion, dry patches, itchiness or rash.
9. Use an Exfoliating brush head once per week to remove dead skin cells and expose the fresh new skin cells below. Exposing the newer layers of skin is what gives our complexion the healthy glow we all crave, however using a cleansing brush too often and overexposing the new skin cells can leave skin red and irritated. This is because the newer cells are experiencing the daily damage and stresses, without the protection of skins natural barrier.
1. Change the head of your facial brush every 2 to 3 months in order to avoid an excessive build-up of bacteria forming around the bristles. This will help the brush to provide a more effective and hygienic clean.
2. Don’t use any other methods of exfoliation with other facial cleansers. Using the brush alone will be enough and going overboard can cause irritation and potential damage to the skin.
3. Never share your brush! This can spread bacteria and is asking for inflammation and breakouts.
4. Cleaning your cleansing brush properly under running water is important to remove dirt or makeup residue, which could lead to spots or breakouts. Gentle alcohol-based disinfecting wash could also be a good option every few weeks to remove any residue bacteria. Although, ensure it's off carefully with water as antibacterial liquids can be irritating for the skin.
5. Never use the brush head you use on your face on different areas of the body. After seeing great results on your complexion, it can be tempting to use it on other spot-prone areas... don't! This will cause an imbalance in bacteria and make all of the areas worse!"
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