Seems everyone’s into skin brushes these days. And for good reason. They are great for gently sloughing away dry dead skin cells.
What’s so great about sloughing?
Think of those dead cells as a barrier between fresh skin and the healthy ingredients you are putting on it. How are your good products supposed to do their job if they have trouble soaking in? Dead cells also make skin look dull and can cause breakouts.
A gentle brush exfoliates and gets circulation going, resulting in a pretty awesome looking complexion. I recently lucked out and received a brush kit to try from Spa Sonic Pro.
This kit comes with not only a facial brush, but a facial sponge, plus a brush for body and even a pumice tool for rough feet. I love it! My fave tool of all, somewhat surprisingly, is the sponge attachment. I use it after applying all of my face oils and creams to help them penetrate the skin. I also tell myself it is is smoothing out my wrinkles. Hey, can’t hurt.
The thing is, I was using the sponge attachment very lightly and carefully. You know how we’ve been taught to not pull the skin to avoid causing lines? Then today I came across this article on facial massage and thought What the heck?!. So I gave my face a good circular-motion massaging with the sponge post moisturizer/facial oil application.
And do you know what? My skin looked so livened up and pink and fresh. I’d even go so far as to say younger.
So while I would recommend avoiding pulling or rough rubbing of the skin, a nice massage really seems to perk it up. And I highly recommend regular exfoliation. A facial brush is a great way to get that done.
My opinion? Everyone needs one of these brush kits. At Target, Walgreen’s, and Amazon.