Cleansing Brushes - what you need to know

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Last week I posted a few videos of me using my new cleansing brushes from Vanity Planet. You guys seemed interested in learning more, so wanted to write a more in depth post for you :)

Ok, so I’m a huge fan of facial tools. I love cleansing brushes, facial massage, and anything similar that helps stimulate skin cells and boost circulation. That’s why I love these cleansing brushes. Not only are they giving you a deeper clean to prevent breakout, but they’re also allowing dead skin cells to exfoliate quicker which helps boost collagen production. More collagen = softer, plumper skin. Basically my goal 100% of the time, so anything I can do to get there, I will!

Here are some tips on how to use facial cleansing brushes:

  • Be gentle! Very lightly touch your skin with the brush, and move in a gentle circular motion.  Some people have complained of redness and irritation from cleansing brushes, and this is almost definitively due to brushing your skin too hard.

 

  • Keep the brush head clean. This might seem like a no brainer, but make sure you keep the brush head protected. If you travel with it don’t just throw it in your toiletry bag or suitcase; make sure it has it’s own coverage. Remember, one of the biggest advantages of a cleansing brush is preventing breakouts. If the brush is contaminated and you’re using it to clean your skin, you won’t get the results you’re looking for. The one I have from Vanity Planet is pretty amazing for this reason, because it comes with a travel case. Now that you can just throw in your suitcase, because it’s protected :)

 

  • Start slow. If you’re new to cleansing brushes, just try it 1-2 times a week to see how your skin reacts. With any new beauty treatment, I always start slow. I see how my skin reacts, and then slowly increase until I’m at a desired frequency. I suggest you try this. Skincare is a marathon, not a sprint :)

 

  • After using your cleansing brush, follow your normal skincare routine. I like to apply a serum immediately after, because my skin is exfoliated and susceptible to absorbing whatever I put on it first. So, use your highest quality products right after you brush!

 

  • Avoid exfoliating products when first using a cleansing brush. This includes chemical exfoliators (salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, lactic acid, etc.) and physical exfoliators (cleansers with beads or other rough texture). Using these products along with a cleansing brush could cause irritation. Avoid using them together unless instructed by a dermatologist.

 

I think that about covers the basics! If you want a link to the one I use, here you go! If you’re thinking about buying one, might as well do it on cyber Monday! It’s the perfect gift for the holidays, and it’s on sale now - 70% off at checkout! 

Hope this was helpful xx

Dr. Mona Vand