As much as we would love to go to the spa twice a week for a facial, our bank accounts have other ideas, but what if we told you you could give yourself a facial at home with a cleansing brush?
Cleansing brushes hit the beauty world a few years back but fast became part of our skincare regimes. And while they might not suitable for those with skin conditions like rosacea and psoriasis, for the rest of us they're a revelation. Not only do they help clear up congested skin suffering but they tackle open pores, blockages and breakouts, too.
What is the best cleansing brush?
Whether you’re a skincare novice or a cleansing brush addict, why not step up your game by trying out the Magnitone BareFaced Vibra-Sonic™ Cleansing Brush? It offers a deep cleanse combined with a toning massage, making your evening routine feel like it’s been done by a professional. The brush uses pulsed vibrations and sonic oscillations, which literally push dirt out of your pores, leaving your skin clean and glowing while giving your face a little workout. How great is that?
How do I use a cleansing brush?
We know using electricals on your face might be a little scary when you’ve never done it yourself, but not to worry! We’re here to give you the lowdown and all the tips and tricks on how to make the most out of your cleansing brush!
First up, know your skin. As we mentioned before, if you have a skin condition, broken skin or are sunburnt, stay away from the brush until the problem area has healed - the last thing you want is to irritate it even more. Use the brush no more than once a day if you have normal skin, but if it’s sensitive, try using it every other day or two times per week – work out what is best for you.
You can use your favourite cleanser, but we recommend going for a foaming product like the NAOBAY Oxygenating Foam Cleanser. Apply it with damp hands and massage all over, avoiding the eye area as the skin is very gentle and you shouldn’t brush there. It’s also important to remember not to use an exfoliating product when you’re brushing – the brush will exfoliate your skin on its own, and you don’t want to over-scrub.
The BareFaced brush has a built-in timer, which is super-helpful. You shouldn’t brush for over one minute, so it will automatically turn off after 60 seconds. But how to distribute your time? The zonal timer is here to help – start from your forehead, brush for 20 seconds with gentle circular motions, and when you hear the beep move on to your cheeks. Spend 10 seconds on each cheek, and then move on to your chin and nose area for another 20 seconds. When you’re done, wash your face with water and pat dry with a soft towel.
Finish off with The Organic Pharmacy Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream, which packs all the ingredients your face needs to glow and be healthy - rose, aloe, rosehip and shea butter.
How do I clean a cleansing brush?
Don’t forget to wash your brush thoroughly immediately after using it to eliminate the chance of bacteria developing, and keep it in a dry area so it dries perfectly. We don’t recommend keeping it in the shower! Last, but not least, remember to change the brush head every three months. While washing your brush helps keeping it clean, it’s still in contact with dirt every time you use it, so replace it often! After using the brush for a little while, you’ll notice your skin looks healthy, glowing, conditioned and fit. Which is everything you want from a facial, isn’t it?