Deep Cleaning: Here's Everything You Need To Know About Using A Facial Cleansing Brush

Deep Cleaning: Here's Everything You Need To Know About Using A Facial Cleansing Brush

Ever noticed how beautiful your skin looks after a facial or after a good scrub? Let me tell you that post-facial and post-scrub skin could become a constant in your life. A facial brush is one of those amazing advancements we've seen in beauty tech that help you deep cleanse and exfoliate your skin. There's been a lot of hype - good and bad - surrounding these brushes. Some people claim that the brush has managed to take years off their face and give them the skin they've dreamt of all along, while some claim the brushes caused acne and inflamed skin! We're here to delve a little deeper into why we are in support for facial cleansing brushes. Keep reading!

All of the facial cleansing brushes are essentially used for deep cleansing and exfoliating the skin. The process remains the same, apply some cleanser to wet skin and massage in circular motion using the brush for about one minute.

The benefits of using a face cleansing brush, you wonder?

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Dead Skin Be Gone!

A facial cleansing brush removes that top layer of dead skin cells to improve your skin tone. It promotes your skin to heal faster, which means it will boost the production of collagen giving you firmer, plump-looking skin!

Dirty Pores? No More!

The brush helps clear all the gunk trapped in your pores so you will need to see your dermatologist and facialist less often! With regular use, a facial cleansing brush deep cleans your pores, also making them less visible.

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What Blackheads?

Since the facial brush is flexible and it rotates while cleansing, you can focus it on problem areas like your nose and forehead! Blackheads and whiteheads will be reduced with time and you won't need to schedule any peels at your dermat's office. 

Your Expensive Skincare Products Will Prove To Be More Effective

Because of this exfoliation process, your skincare products penetrate and work better too. This means you're getting more from every single product you are using right from your cleanser to your serum to your moisturiser! 

Jumpstart recovery

The gentle massage that you give yourself while cleansing helps in lymphatic drainage and promotes blood circulation. Lymphatic drainage means that your puffy skin will reduce! And since massaging your face is promoting blood circulation, your skin will heal faster too. Those blemishes and scars will be pushed into recovery mode sooner than you know it! 

Gradually, your skin will start to look plump, firm and clear.

How often should you use it? 

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The recommended usage for a facial brush is between 1-3 times a week depending on your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, stick to once a week.

If your skin type is oily or if you tend to wear a lot of makeup, don't use a facial cleansing brush more time 2-3 times a week. The brushes help remove all the makeup, sunscreen, dust and pollution trapped inside your skin revealing squeaky clean skin. 

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Things to keep in mind:

Go Slow

Ease your skin into the concept of using a facial brush before using it often. Too much of a good thing is often a bad thing. While you're starting anything new, you need to proceed with caution. 

Don't Overdo It

Over-exfoliation can cause acne, damaged skin, broken capillaries and a whole set of problems that you'll have to deal with instead. So start slow, be gentle and listen to your skin. 

Mild Irritation Is Normal

While some people experience a mild breakout after using a facial cleansing brush, dermatologists will tell you that this is pretty normal. Give your skin 1-2 weeks to get used to the exfoliation action and any acne flare-ups will be gone. If you have super sensitive skin that's prone to breakouts, we recommend beginning to use a facial brush with a cleanser that has anti-acne properties and ingredients.

Don't Use It To Take Off Makeup

Take off your makeup before using a facial cleansing brush. Once you've taken off your makeup, splash some water on your face and use a mild cleanser designed for your skin type

No Harsh Scrubs Please

Don't use the brush alongside any products that have an exfoliant action. This would include scrubs, AHAs and BHAs as it may lead to over-cleansing and stripping your skin.

Sharing Is NOT Caring

Make sure you clean the brush properly after every use and do NOT share the brush with even your spouse or mother!

Don't Forget To Moisturise!

Follow up the brush with a moisturizer that works for your skin type. We would highly recommend using the brush at night so you can follow it up with night-time treatments that help you wake up to glowing skin. 

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The best facial cleansing brushes in the market:

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Olay Pro X Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Facial Cleansing Brush System (Rs 3,650)

This brush set comes fully equipped with cleansers and brush heads! It's easy to use and quite effective too.  

FOREO - Luna Play Facial Cleansing Device (Rs 3,600)

This brush is made of silicone and feels less abrasive than the other brush head variants on the market. It's perfect even for sensitive skin and the best part is that it's really small. It doesn't require to be charged, so you can toss it in your overnight bag!

Braun Face 830 Premium Edition - Facial Epilator & Facial Cleansing Brush (Rs 4,791)

An entire face care system in one, this combines two facial treatments in one device. Epilation of your facial hair & deep pore cleansing. If you are on board the fuzz-free face trend, this is one device that won't disappoint.

Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush (Rs 12,650)

The oldest and best tech in facial cleansing brushes, Clinique's Sonic system comes with interchangeable brush heads depending on your skin type. While this is expensive, it's definitely worth the money in the long run.

Clarisonic - Mia 2 (Rs 11,432/USD 169) 

While this isn't available in India, it's one of the best facial cleansing brushes on the market. It comes in 2 variants: sensitive skin and normal skin and also has a 1 minute time so you don't overuse it. It also has an interchangeable head that helps you apply your makeup!

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