Congratulations! You’ve purchased your first facial brush, and can’t wait to experience the joy of clear, beautiful skin. Now what’s the best way to get started?
You probably already know that your new cleansing brush comes with multiple skincare benefits, that include:
the thorough removal of dirt, oil, and makeup,
more efficient skin cell turnover,
increased collagen production,
improved blood circulation,
more uniform makeup application, and
better absorption of your moisturizers and other facial treatments
But did you know that one of the biggest benefits offered by this convenient beauty tool is the youthful glow that accompanies healthy, supple, well-nourished skin?
To make the most of everything your new facial brush has to offer, here are six essential tips that will keep you looking your best, while extending the life of your electric cleansing device.
Keep Your Skin Healthy
Your facial brush only takes a minute to use, so it’s easy to fit into your skincare routine. For best results, consider these three simple steps:
rinse your skin and leave it wet
apply cleanser to the brush head, turn it on, then clean the skin with small, circular movements
rinse your face thoroughly, and pat dry
It’s that easy.
Just remember to keep the brush head moving across your skin as you use it, since it only takes a few seconds in each area to loosen up and clear away any dead cells or debris.
One of the biggest mistakes that many new brush users make is to press too hard with their cleaning device. Relax, and let the powerful rotating heads do the work for you! The soft bristles and other cleaning surfaces are specially designed to gently stimulate your skin, so they improve blood flow and circulation naturally. If you use your brush too aggressively, you risk irritating your complexion.
Take some time to let your skin get used to its new, deep cleaning regime. Consider using your facial brush only a few times a week as you build up to a one-minute, twice-daily session. Over-cleansing can be as harmful to your skin as under-cleansing, so modify your schedule as needed, and keep an eye out for:
It’s also important to avoid using your facial brush on skin that’s raw or irritated.
Keep Your Brush Clean
Radiant skin starts with the right tool – and keeping that tool clean is the best way to maintain a healthy complexion. To properly care for your facial brush:
rinse it thoroughly after each use, and
leave it where it can air-dry
Remember: this deep-cleaning tool removes a host of impurities from your skin – including certain types of bacteria. Keep it hygienic and mildew-free by washing the brush heads with a mild soap, or antibacterial cleanser, every couple of weeks.
One of the best ways to prolong the life of your facial cleanser is to change out the brush head(s) every few months. These specialized cleaning surfaces wear down and become less effective over time, and you may notice the bristles no longer hold their shape. To keep your facial brush – and your complexion - in tip-top condition, always keep a spare set of brush heads on hand.
Last, but certainly not least - never let anyone borrow your facial brush! You wouldn’t share your toothbrush with family and friends, would you? Sharing your cleansing device contributes to the spread of bacteria, and can lead to inflammation and breakouts. This is one situation where it’s definitely okay to be selfish and keep your new facial brush all to yourself.