From face serums to scrubs, there’s quite a bit to cover when it comes to skin care—and that’s just products! If you’re still learning about the many ways to sport a beautiful complexion, you may have started to dive into researching what skin care tools you should add to your routine. One popular tool you’ve likely come across is a face brush. While using a spin brush for your face isn’t a new phenomenon in the beauty world, it may be something you’ve yet to consider. So, we’ve decided to answer all your questions—including if using a face cleanser brush in your skin care routine is the right move for you. Happy cleansing!
WHAT IS A FACE BRUSH?
Before we talk about if you should use a face scrub brush, let’s talk a bit about what this tool is. Typically, these brushes have round heads with soft bristles that are used to give you a deeper clean, since the bristles help to exfoliate your skin while gently cleansing. There are different facial cleansing brush heads that can be attached, depending on the level of exfoliation you’d like, your skin’s sensitivity, and your skin type.
SHOULD YOU USE A FACE CLEANSER BRUSH?
As we mentioned, a face cleanser brush can help give you a deeper, more thorough clean. That said, they’re not for everyone. Since this is a method of exfoliation, those with sensitive skin may find a face scrub brush to be irritating. If you have normal skin, you can likely use one a few times per week. Just as with regular exfoliation, you’ll want to adjust the frequency based on how your skin reacts.
HOW TO USE A FACE BRUSH
If you’re wondering how to use a facial cleansing brush, follow the steps below to put this handy tool to work.
STEP #1. START FRESH
To get the most out of your face scrub brush, start with a clean, bare face that’s free of makeup. Saturate a cotton pad with micellar water, like the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types, and gently wipe it over your face to remove any makeup.
STEP #2. APPLY YOUR CLEANSER
Hold the head of your face brush under the faucet and wet the bristles with lukewarm water. Then, squeeze your cleanser of choice onto the bristles. Try using the L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean All Skin Types Foaming Gel Cleanser.
STEP #3. CLEANSE AWAY
Work your face cleanser brush over your face in circular motions. Some face brushes are motorized, so you won’t have to worry about doing these circular motions yourself. There’s no need to do this for a long period of time—cleansing your entire face should only take around one minute.
STEP #4. RINSE
Put your face spin brush aside. Then, just as you normally would, rinse your face with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft washcloth. Follow up with the rest of your skin care routine.
HOW TO CLEAN A FACE BRUSH
With any skin care tool, it’s important to thoroughly clean it after each use to avoid spreading bacteria, oils, and impurities that could result in breakouts. Here’s how to clean a face brush.
STEP #1. RINSE
First, hold the brush under lukewarm water to remove any initial residue. Run your fingers through the bristles to ensure they’re thoroughly rinsed.
STEP #2. WASH
To get rid of any makeup or cleanser residue, use a mild soap or baby shampoo to wash your face brush. Make sure to get in-between the bristles!
STEP #3. DRY
Pat your face cleanser brush dry with a towel, then allow it to air dry. Easy, peasy.
STEP #4. REPLACE
While this step won’t follow immediately after drying your brush off, it is important. If your face cleansing brush has a removable brush head, you shouldn’t use the same one forever. After a few months, it’s typically recommended that you get a new one.
Next up: Now that you know how to use and take care of a face cleanser brush, allow us to teach you how to use another popular skin care tool. Check out our article, How To Use an Epilator, for your next lesson.