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Facial cleansing brush: benefits and how to use


The facial cleansing brush is the new trend among skincare lovers. In addition to cleaning the skin, it also exfoliates and reduces oiliness.

The facial cleansing brush is an item that has been revolutionizing the skin care market. A simple product, which can be electric or manual, is capable of helping the skin in several aspects. Mainly oily skin, which is the predominant skin type among Brazilian women.

According to experts, this item is capable of deeply cleaning your pores and eliminating all types of residue. From this, it helps combat various skin problems and maintains the freshness of the face. And for that reason, it has won the hearts of many people. But despite this, there are many issues to be addressed and some pros and cons to be analyzed.

Benefits of facial cleansing brush

Facial cleansing brush - benefits, how to use, pros and cons
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In addition to leaving the skin feeling smooth and soft, the facial cleansing brush has other benefits, including:

  • Cleanses the face gently and deeply;
  • Lightly exfoliates the skin;
  • Removes makeup residue and denser products;
  • Helps with better blood circulation.

Facial cleansing brush models


Facial cleansing brush - benefits, how to use, pros and cons
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This facial brush cleans gently but deeply. The cleansing she does removes up to 99.5% of dirt and oil, as well as dead cells and makeup residue.

Brush with bristles

Facial cleansing brush - benefits, how to use, pros and cons
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The model is electric and is also waterproof, so it can be used safely while taking a shower. This brush promotes deep cleaning, thus preventing the emergence of acne and removing blackheads. It comes with two types of nozzle, bristles and sponge. It works on batteries.


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With an anatomical shape, this brush is perfect for cleaning, exfoliating and stimulating your skin. Therefore, it provides skin free of dead cells and with more vibrancy. By using it frequently, it can help prevent acne breakouts.

Pros and cons of facial cleansing brushes

Facial cleansing brush - benefits, how to use, pros and cons
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Among the advantages of using a facial cleansing brush are:

  • Trauma is good for the skin: The brush can be aggressive to the skin, but this can be very beneficial as this way, it will be stimulating the facial cells to regenerate. Therefore, you will have a much healthier face;
  • Deep cleaning: Cleaning your face well is essential, especially for those who have acne problems. This way, when you perform a deep cleanse, you will also be unclogging your pores. In other words, avoiding acne and blackheads in the future;
  • Exfoliate the skin: Exfoliation removes all dead cells, which is why it is essential to maintain the health of your face;
  • Improves blood circulation: By stimulating blood circulation, you will also be better distributing the vitamins and nutrients that are ingested through food.

However, unfortunately there are also some disadvantages. Are they:

  • Dryness: By using the facial cleansing brush too frequently, you may end up affecting the skin's protective layer and causing irritation. This way, the skin ends up becoming dehydrated and prone to allergies.
  • Inflammations: Facial skin is one of the most sensitive on our body. Therefore, using brushes can cause inflammation. Even the less visible and non-visible ones.
  • Stimulate melanin: This could end up being negative because when you stimulate the cells too much, discoloration can occur over time.


Therefore, to conclude, we emphasize that cleansing your skin is good, but there is a limit. Just like any other part of the body, there is a healthy amount of oil that helps control hydration. This naturally produced oil keeps the skin protected. Therefore, cleaning too much and with too much force can cause an imbalance in this barrier.

Therefore, we highlight that the use of these brushes should be limited to two to three times a week, at most, to avoid major problems.

How to use

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Using the facial cleansing brush is super simple and very easy. It only takes a few steps and you will have your skin clean and free of any fungi and bacteria.

1 – Wet your face with running water.

2 – If the soap is liquid, apply the product directly to the brush. If it's a bar, make a foam with the product in your hands, apply it to your face and then use the brush.

3 – Now just handle the brush over the skin, making circular movements so as not to harm the face, always from bottom to top. Pay attention to the most oily areas, such as the T-zone, and the eye and cheekbone area (if your skin is more sensitive), just slide the bristles or silicone dots over the area to avoid irritation. Cleaning can be done for one minute.

4 – After using the brush, rinse your face with cold water to close the pores and keep them clean. Be sure to clean the brush well with a neutral soap to prevent bacteria from accumulating.


Prices for this product can vary greatly. For example, a manual silicone facial cleansing brush costs an average of R$25. Electric silicone versions can range from R$30 to R$900. It all depends on the power and intensity of the product. Electric versions with bristles cost around R$110. Some brushes have exclusive technologies, which means they end up being more expensive.

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Source: Marie Claire Magazine, Dermaclub

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