Is Facial Cleansing Brush Any Good?
What is it?
Just as going for an electric toothbrush against the usual manual toothbrush, a facial cleansing brush may not necessarily fall into the category of skincare essentials, but it can be the cherry on top for those looking to step up their face washing game.
Plus, it can be a delightful addition to your dragging washing routine especially if you are opting for models with all the bells and whistles, like facial massaging and various vibrational or rotational speeds.
What are the benefits?
Using movement or vibration to lift away what is sitting on the outer layer of your skin, a facial cleansing brush helps to more effectively remove layers of skin care, makeup or any residue from sunscreen, along with dirt and oil than your hands alone.
The brushes also make it easier to gently exfoliate your skin, removing the dead skin to minimize the appearance of pores and reveal softer skin.
However, washing your face manually can be effective too, as long as you do it properly in the morning and before bedtime.
What to look for?
Silicone vs nylon bristle:
While there are pros and cons with either, we recommend to opt for the one with silicone bristle. Silicone brushes are softer and gentler to the skin, bristles are antibacterial and hypoallergenic, as well as easier to clean.
Despite the nylon ones being generally more exfoliating, the porous bristles tend to harbor bacteria and even exacerbate acne.
Vibrating vs oscillating:
There is nothing wrong on each side, though the facial cleansing brush with sonic vibration is typically gentler to your skin, while the one with a spinning brush is more abrasive.
Do look for facial cleansing brushes with at least two speed settings to best customize the intensity for different types of skin and skin needs.
How to use it?
Ideally, you should make face washing with facial cleansing brush as a part of your shower routine, so that your skin is already soft and wet:
- Wet your hands and splash your face with lukewarm water.
- Apply any gentle cleanser of your choice onto your palm along with a few drops of water.
- With the fingertips of the other hand, lather in a circular motion until foamy.
- Gently massage all over your face in a circular motion.
- Switch on your facial cleansing brush, starting with the lowest speed and working your way up till the vibration level that suits your skin. Gently glide over your entire face in a circular motion for around 1 minute.
- Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a face towel.
Be sure to wash your brush after each use (with no exceptions) to help avoid product residue, prevent bacteria buildup, and extend the life of your brush.
Is it suitable for people with skin concerns?
PImples occur when the pores of your skin become blocked with oil or dead skin, so washing your face with facial cleansing brushes can actually help you to fight acne breakouts.
The brushes serve as a mechanical exfoliator to your skin surface to remove dead skin cells, daily environmental debris and makeup. Therefore, your skin may feel softer, and it will be easier to evenly apply moisturiser.
Unfortunately, facial cleansing brushes (especially the one with nylon bristles) are too harsh for hypersensitive skin, including eczema and rosacea.
For people experiencing only mild symptoms of sensitive skin, test out a brush once or twice a week, rather than daily, and check to see how your skin responds before upping your usage. Stop using immediately and consult your dermatologist if your skin feels red, dry, tingly or irritated.
What’s Daisy Diary’s OVAL 3 like?
Needless to say, the OVAL 3 by Daisy Diary should be your ultimate choice, or at least come across your mind before purchasing one. Let me explain.
The OVAL 3 brush head is made of fine and soft silicone bristles that are antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and odor-resistance, giving off 12,000 sonic pulses per minute to offer not only an even deeper cleanse that lift and sweep away dirt and oil, but it also increases blood flow for a youth-boosting effect, all under just one minute of usage. Plus, OVAL 3 is perfect for those harder-to-reach areas, think skin on and around your nose, thanks to its slight-pointing head design.
Engineered with all skin types in mind, OVAL 3 has three intensity settings packed in just one universal model corresponding to various skin types, including acne-prone and sensitive, so you can easily start on the lowest one and gradually work your way up.
But the fun doesn’t stop there, the dual-sided beauty tool has a thermal massager end with constant heating technology capped at 40°C to work your favorite serum into your skin to maximize the absorption. Even better, the massaging end is great with its anti-aging benefits for reducing swelling, soothing puffiness, and relieving dark circles, just like a heated towel pressed against your face.
Plus, the silicone body makes OVAL 3 the perfect shower companion with its odor-resistant, antibacterial, and even better waterproof capabilities, thanks to its wireless charging and portless design. Also nice, the travel friendly OVAL 3 is small enough to fit into most jeans front and back pockets, and you get 210 days of usage from just one single charge.
The nicest part about the OVAL 3 is it has been proven that owning a high quality facial washing brush doesn’t need to break the bank. You probably don’t need one, but it’s worth a try.