As emphasised on the importance of using facial cleaning brush. Hereby, I would like to share the difference after one month, here are my observations on our facial cleaning brush.
1. It Got Off More Makeup.
I've long been in the habit of using Bioderma's micellar water on a cotton pad to remove any remaining traces of makeup after I wash my face at night.
But here's the thing. When I did this after cleansing with our made cleaning brush. The cotton pad was basically clean. Like, there was barely anything on it. I probably could've just skipped this step, because the cleansing brush was getting everything off in one swoop.
2. My Face Felt Smoother.
Another thing I noticed a few days —and that you'd notice with any face brush—is smoother skin.
That's because facial cleansing brushes not only remove dirt and makeup, but they also do a gentle exfoliation. Buffing off those rough dead skin cells is what's making the skin softer. I'm pretty sure my makeup was also gliding on more easily!
A build-up of dead skin can also block ingredients from penetrating properly. So theoretically, it was probably giving me more mileage from my topical skincare products as well. Sweet!
3. My Skin Looked Nice (So I'm Told).
You know what's crazy? During my testing period, I got a few in-person compliments on my skin from friends who had no clue I was doing this trial.
And it's true. My skin was clear, and I dare say, pretty glowy. No doubt that was keeping my pores clean, and getting rid of dullness-causing dead skin cells.
In fact, I found myself skipping foundation quite often this past month. Here, I'm only wearing concealer (by RMS Beauty), mascara and blush!
No foundation here, just concealer, blush and mascara!
I mentioned the vibrating action of the brush, and I think I even saw a benefit just from that—it really gets your circulation going.
But it IS gentle. Even though my skin tends to be sensitive, I didn't get any irritation despite using the brush twice a day.
Keep In Mind
I want to mention a couple of important things here that will help you avoid some of the problems people complain about with cleansing brushes.
You do need to keep this brush clean. Just because you're using it with a face wash doesn't mean the bristles themselves are bacteria- and mildew-free.
This cleaning brush can be used in the shower, which I love. But I would not recommend storing it in the shower. Probably my bathroom is particularly damp, but I noticed the brush bristles started to get a funky smell if I left it in there, lying on the side of the tub (where it wouldn't really dry out). Better to store it on your bathroom countertop where air can circulate and the water will naturally drip out.
I would also recommend you wash the bristles every few days with a mild liquid soap or shampoo. Rinse thoroughly and then let it completely air-dry. To really be on the safe side, it's not a bad idea to immerse the bristles in rubbing alcohol every week or so. The brush head will need to be replaced after three months.
It goes without saying that you should never use ANY cleansing brush over broken or irritated skin. And remember, you don't have to press down when you're using it, which could be way too simulating. All you need to do is gently pass it across your skin—it's truly doing all the work for you!