You’ve been washing your face since you were a kid, but now it is even more important to keep the skin clean and moisturized. When we’re out in public the skin is subjected to UV rays, sun, wind, and dust. Dirt and sweat that gets trapped underneath face masks can irritate sensitive skin. How can you keep your skin healthy and clean at the same time? By practicing good skincare and using a facial cleansing brush in the evening before bed.
Why Cleansing Your Face is Important
With the current pandemic (COVID-19) people who have to venture out in public need to wear masks to protect them from the virus. Our skin is exposed to the elements on a daily basis (when not wearing a mask). Dirt, dust, and grime from sweat collect on the surface of the skin and can clog pores if not washed properly. For proper skincare, you should be washing your face every night and using a moisturizer to keep skin hydrated.
Benefits of Exfoliating the Skin
Exfoliation removes the top dead layer of skin cells that makes your face look dry and scaly. Dead skin naturally sloughs off, and the new layer of skin underneath is healthy and pink. Besides unclogging pores, exfoliating makes the skin for the application of toners and moisturizers. It helps the products absorb into the skin faster and more efficiently. Exfoliation:
- Improves skin tone
- ‘Increases firmness
- Improves moisture absorption
- Reduces the appearance of lines
What Should You Use to Wash Your Face?
When you clean your skin at night, is it best to use a sponge, washcloth, or my fingertips? Are facial cleansing brushes good to use? Yes, a facial cleansing brush like the VKK Electrical Facial Cleansing Brush is excellent for removing dirt and leaving the skin clean and smooth. It has soft silicone bristles that gently massage the face when you wash.
In the old days, exfoliator creams were made with crushed nutshells, eggs shells, and fruit pits. The particles of these ingredients were too large often irritated the skin. Smooth silicone or bristle brushes are soft and will not scratch or irritate the skin.
What face wash can you use with a cleansing brush?
Any type of facial cleanser that is non-greasy and low-foaming will work great. You could also use plain soap and water if your skin is sensitive to perfumes and dyes. You can also use cleansing brushes to help skincare products to be absorbed better. Creams and lotions are made to soak into the skin, including your fingers while applying it. Applying your face cream with a cleansing brush should be included in your nightly skincare routine.
Using VKK Facial Cleansing Brush to deep clean pores:
Whenever you clean your face with a cloth or your fingertips, the gentle circular motion stimulates the skin causing it to produce more collagen and elastin which helps firm up the skin and increase elasticity. If you’ve never used a facial cleansing brush before, just follow these easy steps.
- Wet your face and apply a drop or two of facial cleanser to a cotton pad, or directly to the bristles of your cleansing brush. The skin should be damp to help the bristles glide over the skin without causing irritation.
Use a gentle circular motion to “scrub” or exfoliate the skin. Do not press too hard, keep a light hand, and go gently all over the face. Providing gentle friction helps remove dead skin cells without irritation or redness.
- Rinse with cool water to close the pores and pat dry with a soft towel. The skin looks radiant and clean.
- Apply a non-greasy moisturizer to seal moisture in the skin. When applying eye cream, be careful not to stretch or pull too hard on the skin around the eye. Keep cream away from the corner of the eye to avoid irritation.
Wash your face twice per day or more when sweating heavily. A gentle scrub in the morning to prepare skin for makeup and once at night to clean away the day's dirt before going to sleep. Sweat irritates the skin so be sure to wash your face as soon as possible after exercise.
VKK also has masks and disinfectant generator to protect your safety during the outbreak of COVID-19.