Do you find that your regular cleanser is not working or just not cutting it? Then this might be the solution you are looking for. Facial Cleansing brushes have taken our daily face routine to the next level. With rotating bristles heads that make your products work efficiently while polishing the skin, it is no wonder that it has become one of the most popular skincare tools these days.

Yes, you may think that you already have your skincare routine – using your favourite cleanser, then finishing it up with serums, moisturisers, masks, eye cream, and the like. But is it enough to completely clean your face and enhance the effectiveness of your skincare products?

What is a facial cleansing brush?

Facial brushes are not a substitute for your good cleanser. Instead, they are the best tandem with your skincare products to help you achieve the best results. They are skincare devices that can provide a more thorough clean than simply cleaning your face by hand.

To use, simply apply your cleanser, as usual, wet the cleansing brush head, and massage around your face – and that’s all there is to it!

They help to remove make-up and grime more effectively, and they provide a far deeper cleansing than a typical washcloth. Facial cleansing brushes are also good for eliminating dead skin cells and can help keep blemishes at bay, so they’re great for anyone looking for a clearer complexion.

Furthermore, the circular motions utilised can aid lymphatic drainage by stimulating the skin’s surface and aiding in detoxification.

How to use cleansing brush?

It is very easy and straightforward. The best thing about owning one is that they come with adjustable heads to cater to various skin types and concerns. There are versions for sensitive skin types, oily skin, hydration, and extra-exfoliating attachments.

Here’s how to use it properly:

Start by selecting the right bristle attachment

Many facial brushes come with a variety of interchangeable heads that snap on and off the base. Some are more suited to acne-prone skin, while others are better suited to very dry skin and sensitive skin. Select a brush head that is appropriate for your skin type.

Remove any makeup, foundation, or lipstick on your face

Make sure that your face is free of makeup residue and other skin products to make sure that the cleanser will penetrate your skin.

Wet the facial brush with water and add your cleanser

Stick your brush under the faucet and squeeze a dollop of gentle cleanser onto the brush head. Avoid using cleansers with abrasive particles. You can also wet your face to make the brush glide on your face easier.

Work the facial brush in small circular motions

Start working the facial brush on your face in a circular motion. Be sure to use them on the four parts of your face – forehead, right and left cheeks, and your chin. No matter what type of bristles the brush has, avoid using it on the delicate area around your eyes.

Brush hard-to-reach areas like your brows and the sides of your nose using the brush. Do not use the brush for more than a minute and keep the brush moving, making sure not to hold it over one spot too long.

Rinse your face and pat dry

Once you are done cleaning your entire face, rinse the soap off using warm water then pat dry. You may also use a bit of cold water to help close the pores on your face after it is exfoliated.

Apply your favourite skincare products

Once you are done cleansing your face, you may now apply your skincare products such as serum, cream, or moisturiser. If you have topical medications, apply them first and do the rest of your regular skincare routine.

Caring for your facial cleansing brush

It is very important that you clean and thoroughly rinse your facial brush to keep it clean and safe when using it. Make sure that after every use, you wash the brush under running water to remove any residue. Rub the bristles with your fingers to make sure that you get rid of any soap or other residues.

You may also use mild disinfecting soap when rinsing the brush to help kill bacteria that may be on the bristles after use. Just ensure that it is washed thoroughly so that the antibacterial liquid will not stay on the brush and irritate your skin.

Cleaning the brush will avoid dirt and bacteria from growing and it is also a good way of maintaining your facial brush for longer use.

Change the brush head every three months, especially when using it daily. This will ensure that you can get the best results when using it. But if you use your facial brush once or twice a week, then you may wait a bit longer before changing it or read the manufacturer’s guide for further instructions.

If you want to enhance your skincare routine, then this is another way to do it. Facial cleansing brushes are becoming popular for a reason. Not only are they safe and easy to use, but they also provide a deep cleanse resulting in smoother and radiant skin.


Nicola is always on the lookout for the best beauty tools and skincare products. She believes in "prevention is better than cure" so she is always trying to perfect her beauty routine to avoid premature aging. Fun fact about Nicola: She owns a lot of sunscreens as she carries a mini sunscreen in each of her handbags and backpacks.