You’ve probably seen a facial cleansing brush at your favorite drugstore or on websites but are wondering if they’re worth the investment. Or you might keep pushing off the purchase because you think your hands or a wash rag is sufficient enough.
But here’s the thing: when used properly, a facial cleansing brush is one of the best beauty gadgets you can ever purchase. This comes from the fact that they provide a lot of benefits and can effectively remove dirt, bacteria, makeup, and excess oil from your skin. As a result, you can maintain clear, smooth, and beautiful skin without having to exert a lot of effort.
How Facial Cleaning Brushes Work
When you use your hands or a wash rag to clean your face, you’re actually just touching the uppermost layer of your skin. Sure, you can wash off the dust, dirt, and oils that are present on this layer, but you can never touch the dirt and sebum that have settled deep into your skin and are now clogging your pores and causing acne, whiteheads, blackheads, and other types of blemishes.
This is where a facial cleaning brush like the Lotus Dr. K comes in. It’s bristles are small and thin enough to reach deeper into your epidermis and remove the gunk that’s blocking your pores. The bristles’ cleansing and lifting action can also remove dead skin cells from your face, improving your dry and dull complexion and making you look more radiant and youthful. They can even help with unblocking hair follicles and tackling ingrown hairs.
How to Properly Use Your Facial Cleaning Brush
Don’t just pick the first brush you see and start using it on your face. To get excellent results, you need to:
- Get the right brush
Some facial brushes are softer and gentler than others. Make sure to buy these brushes; hard bristles can irritate your skin and pave the way to redness and soreness.
- Use a foaming cleanser
Facial cleaning brushes usually don’t work with creams and lotions; you’ll get better results if you use a foaming cleanser. Of course, don’t use just any kind of cleanser. Do your research and pick one that’s specially formulated for your skin type and can remove dirt and oil without clogging your pores, increasing your sebum production, or causing irritation.
- Make sure to moisturize afterward
As a facial cleaning brush removes dirt and bacteria from your face, it can also strip your skin of its natural oils. This can make your skin dry and flaky and even tell your skin to produce even more sebum since your skin is dehydrated. Fortunately, you can prevent this from happening by applying a great moisturizer like MSM cream after cleaning your face with a brush.
- Clean the brush after every use
Bacteria from your face can stick on the bristles and multiply if left unchecked. So, after using your brush, give it a thorough cleaning before you put it back on the shelf. You can use alcohol or just plain soap, and water, and, depending on the type of brush you have, you may even be able to remove the brush head and nuke it in the microwave for a few seconds.
Get your Lotus by Dr. K facial cleansing brush and foaming facial cleanser now, and start enjoying glowing skin today!