If you’re interested in smoother, healthier, and more radiant skin, especially if you already have issues with skin tone and texture, face brushing might be a good choice for you. It can be a great addition to all kinds of beauty and makeup routines and can help with various skin conditions. This complete tutorial for beginners will tell you everything you need to know about face brushing and how to use a face brushing kit.
What Is Face Brushing?
Quite simply, face brushing is a method of using a brush tool, which may be made of synthetic hair, goat hair, or another material, to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells. It is generally seen as a deeper exfoliation method than just using your hands or a towel. It can also help with lymphatic drainage, allowing the lymph nodes to work more effectively, and it can improve blood flow throughout the face. You should use it on a regular basis to see the best results.
Face Brushing for Exfoliation
The main benefit of facial brushing is that it provides exfoliation. If you regularly wear makeup, it can remove leftover traces of makeup product, improve your skin type, promote blood circulation throughout the face, and can even reduce pore size on facial skin.
However, it’s also important to know that the exfoliation isn’t necessarily right for all skin types. While it’s generally seen as beneficial for oily skin, people with very dry skin may not benefit from regular exfoliation, as a coarse brush may irritate their skin. If you struggle with dry skin, you might want to talk to your dermatologist about face brushing and whether a different method might work better for you.
How to Use a Face Brusher
So, how do you actually use a face brusher? Here’s a step-by-step guide.
Our cleansing brush gadget is a two-piece rotary face and body brush, which has four attachments with synthetic bristles for cleaning, brushing, exfoliating, and massaging. If synthetic bristles irritate your sensitive skin, look into using a brush with natural bristles instead; goat hair bristles are very popular. It uses AA batteries and comes with a transparent storage case.
First, wash your face and rinse with clean water. Pat your face free of water with a dry washcloth. The facial skin should be dry, but feel moisturized. Attach the bristle brush to the face brusher and wet the bristles before adding face wash. You can use your fingertips to massage the product in and distribute it across the bristles with light pressure.
Now, turn it on and use a circular motion to gently run the bristles across your face, like a subtle massage. Use gentle strokes; it should feel like a facial massage, with the same amount of pressure you would feel from a stiff makeup brush. Follow the same contours of the face you might go through with a powder brush. Use upward strokes to cover the cheekbones, then move down across the jawline. Using gentle pressure, move from the center of the brow bone up and out to the temples. Cover the chin by starting at the base and moving up to the corners of the lips, focusing on the upward motion.
Once your gentle massage has covered the entirety of the face, rinse once more with warm water.
The Results of Face Brushing
There are a wide variety of benefits you may see with face brushing — it can have positive impacts on your complexion, create a smoother skin texture, and create more radiant skin overall. You may see more of a natural glow develop when using face brushing as part of your skincare routine. After repeated uses over a month — the rule of thumb is one to two times per week, but you can talk to an expert for personalized advice — you’ll find that your facial skin is generally healthier, more vibrant, and smoother. It can also reduce the appearance of cellulite in your facial skin.