Cleansing your face is the first and most fundamental step to your skincare routine. Massaged by your fingers, the gentle lather of a facial foam gets rid of the oil, dirt and bacteria that have made a home on your skin during the day, and after a wash, you feel instantly refreshed and ready for the rest of the products you layer on.
Except, it’s not always that simple, especially if you live in an environment where invisible pollutants are rampant and have the bad habit of settling into your pores. The smooth pads of your fingers are not always the best tool for getting the grime out of there, and there is a limit to how much you can use a physical exfoliant every week (twice to thrice, to be clear). The solution to ensure your pores stay gunk-free, and you always have baby-soft skin? Facial cleansing brushes.
The Clarisonic boom a couple years back saw everyone who’s anyone on Instagram buzzing the wand over their face during their daily cleanse, and since then, a league of other facial cleansing brushes have surfaced from various brands to compete.
It is quite a saturated category to tackle, but the tool is an investment worth making if you’re dedicated to clear skin. To make shopping easier for you, read on to find out which facial cleansing brush best suits your skin type.