Facial cleansing brushes and other tools to take care of the skin at home

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Araceli Nicholas

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In beauty there are no miracles, but perseverance and some tricks help to show off a more radiant skin. Years ago, appliances were something exclusive to aesthetic centers, however, now it is possible have devices at home which can have very positive effects for the skin. The best known are the facial cleansing brushes, but there are more like manual massagers that are all the rage on the networks.

What benefits does using a facial cleansing brush have for the skin?

Facial hygiene is the first step and, for dermatologists, the most important, to have healthy skin. Although using a cleansing product suitable for the type of skin and being consistent with this ritual (morning and night) is enough, a manual or electric brush can also be included.

According to experts from Better «lSonic brushes offer up to ten times deeper cleaning, respecting sensitive skin. In general, these brushes help to cleanse the skin, eliminating toxins, by exerting a gentle exfoliation, which will result in cleaner pores and therefore less visible, and a more radiant skin and bright.

It is important to differentiate between cleaning and makeup removal, in general these devices only clean, that is, when using them, you have to remove makeup first. Then you must apply a cleaner
on the wet face and activate the device. Some brushes can be used daily, but they should be introduced to the routine gradually to see how the skin reacts. Although some are specifically designed to be used in sensitive skin, it is always advisable to consult a dermatologist in case of skin with problems such as acne, rosacea or dermatitis.

From left to right: Beter So Nice Skin Sonic Facial Brush (€34.90);  Foreo Luna 3 Facial Cleanser ($159.99);  Usu Cosmetics facial cleansing brush (€47.50).
From left to right: Beter So Nice Skin Sonic Facial Brush (€34.90); Foreo Luna 3 Facial Cleanser ($159.99); Usu Cosmetics facial cleansing brush (€47.50). – DR

Cleansing brushes have been evolving and some also provide the option of massage, with benefits that are not only relaxing, but also firming. Precisely the boom of the self-massage has made the rollers and jade or quartz stones have become viral tools.

What is a jade roller for?

The jade roller helps relax muscles and improve skin texture.
The jade roller helps relax muscles and improve skin texture. – Pexels

The jade roller is the hand massager which has become more popular lately thanks to social networks. It is a tool that has two cylinder-shaped jade stones at each end. According to the expert carmen navarro «the jade roller improves the texture and quality of the skin, and also has calming properties, relaxing… With its regular use, blood circulation is activated, the muscles relax, which favors the relaxation of expression lines and wrinkles. In addition, it also helps improve the bags, by exerting a draining action in that area.

The constancy is the key to seeing all these benefits. Just as the muscles of the body are exercised, experts recommend exercising those of the face, and the jade roller is a tool that helps to work them, providing, on the one hand, a relaxing effect immediate and, on the other hand, in the long term, and together with the necessary facial care for the skin, an effect anti-aging. When using the jade roller, Carmen Navarro advises “always carry out smooth movements, starting with the chin and cheeks, rising. On the forehead, from the center you have to move to the sides. Also pass it through the neck and neckline in an ascending manner. In the area around the eyes, the smallest roller will be used, making drainage movements, starting at the inner tip of the eyebrow, going down around the eye to the tear duct. keep it in the fridge It helps the stone to stay even colder than usual due to its own characteristics. The night, after cleaning and after applying a serum, it is the best time to use the jade roller or other massage tools such as Gua Sha.

Affya Jade Roller (€27) and Plantifique Jade Roller and Gua Sha Pack (€17.95, on Amazon).
Affya Jade Roller (€27) and Plantifique Jade Roller and Gua Sha Pack (€17.95, on Amazon). – DR

What is the GuaSha?

The Gua Sha It is a tool whose origin is in traditional Chinese medicine. It is a predecessor of the acupuncture and its meaning is “scratch”. Valeria Navarro, technical director of Boutijour, explains that, in addition to relaxing, this tool helps stimulate lymphatic flow. “Because the flow of lymph is slower than that of blood, sediments and toxins in the lymph can easily accumulate and accelerate skin aging, if the lymph is not circulated frequently. This tool works the accumulated waste in the blood vessels between the skin and the muscles to help increase vitality of the skin, as well as providing a lifting effect”. It is used, just like the roller, on clean skin, and after applying the serum or cream, so that it glides more easily, without rubbing the skin.

Bouti Gua Sha (€55, available at purenichelab.com) and Gua Sha Quartz Rose from Sephora Collection (€12.99).
Bouti Gua Sha (€55, available at purenichelab.com) and Gua Sha Quartz Rose from Sephora Collection (€12.99). – DR

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