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Mar 14, 2014

Cleansing Brushes: How Do They Work?

Cleansing brushes - like the MK Skinvigorate™ Cleansing Brush - provide amazing benefits for your skin, but do your know exactly why they are beneficial or what it is they do? You have been told they remove makeup better than cleansing by hand and soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles, but how do they do it? Well ask no longer here are the ins and outs of cleansing brushes everyone should know, well everyone who wants flawless skin - which is everyone.

What is a cleansing brush doing to the skin?
Studies show that brushes effectively banish impurities while increasing blood circulation under the skin. Because your face is cleaner, products such as moisturizers, anti-aging serums and topical retinoids penetrate better and work faster [source: Coleman].
A facial cleansing brush allows the dead skin cells to exfoliate quicker, and from that produce more collagen, and gradually, you get tighter skin.(photo courtesy of marykay.com)

Why your skin might flare up when you first start using a cleansing brush?
For many cleansing brush newbies your skin might flare up and break out, probably within the first few weeks. The reason for this is the dead skin cells that are being sloughed off plug up your pores. Bus as your skin gets used to it, your pores become more open and there will be fewer dead skin cells to exfoliate, so you'll be less likely to have breakouts.

How to get the best results with your cleansing brush:
  • Ease the brush into your routine. Try using it once or twice a week at first and slowly build up your use. Normal skin types can potentially use it every day, while those with more sensitive complexions should stick with once or twice a week.
  • Follow up your cleansing with any topical medication you may use, then apply your moisturizer last.
  • Change your brush head at least once every three months. To keep your brush clean and mildew-free, wash it with mild liquid soap, pat it with a towel and let air dry. Sanitize by soaking your cleansing brush in rubbing alcohol. Always keep your brush heads clean.

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