So, you’ve stocked up on skin care products, but what about the tools and accessories to use with them?
Using your fingers to cleanse and exfoliate is totally fine, but you’ll be amazed at the seriously deep clean and radiant glow that follows after using a cleansing tool.
Not sure which one’s for you? Read on to find our pick of the best skin care tools to try and why…
If you’re still using a regular face cloth to wash your face, it’s time to upgrade. Standard face cloths are far too harsh on the skin, and can pull at the delicate skin around your eye area. Treat yourself to a softer and gentler face cloth specifically made for cleansing your face. They’re great at gently yet thoroughly buffing away impurities and dead skin cells.
So how do I use a facial cloth?
Wet your face and the facial cloth with warm water and apply a dollop of cleanser or exfoliator to the cloth. Gently smooth it over your skin using circular motions. Remember to rinse and wring out your cloth after each use and hang it to dry. Throw it into the washing machine once a week to keep it clean and free from bacteria.
Rather than just popping your cleanser straight onto your skin and massaging it over your face, step it up a notch with the help of a facial sponge. Designed to help draw out dead skin cells, make-up and impurities from deep within the skin, they’re amazing at thoroughly cleansing skin and lightly exfoliating it at the same time.
So how do I use a facial sponge?
Dampen both your face and the sponge with warm water and apply a pea-sized amount of your cleanser to the sponge. Gently massage the sponge over your entire face using circular motions – but avoid rubbing the skin, as this can cause redness and irritation.
ELECTRIC CLEANSING BRUSHES
Haven’t used a cleansing device yet? Now’s the time to invest in one! While cleansing with your fingers is good, you’ll be amazed at how an electronic device can benefit your complexion. They’re surprisingly gentle, and work to deeply cleanse pores and boost radiance. They also allow your other skin care products to penetrate deeper into the skin, and can even help your make-up to sit better. What’s not to love?!
So how do I use a cleansing device?
Smooth your cleanser over damp skin, then switch on the cleansing device and gently massage it in circular motions over your entire face. Keep your device clean by always rinsing and drying it off after use.
MANUAL CLEANSING BRUSHES
Just like how a facial cloth cleanses and exfoliates your skin, a manual cleansing brush is also a great way to nail two skin care steps in one. The soft bristles on the brush will work hard to dislodge grime and dirt from deep within your skin, while whisking away dulling and pore-clogging dead skin cells.
So how do I use a manual cleansing brush?
Wet your face with warm water and smooth your cleanser over your skin. Now, don’t be tempted to scrub your skin with the brush – for best results, avoid pressing it too firmly onto your skin. Gently buff it over your skin using circular motions. Don’t forget to focus on those often neglected areas like around your hairline, the corners of your nose and your jawline.
What skin care tools do you use? Will you be trying any of these ones?