Sometimes washing your face with your hands is not enough. That’s what these skin care tools, such as sonic cleaning brushes and konjac sponges, are for. But how do you make the most out of them? Here are a few tips:
1. Don’t be surprised if you get a breakout the first time you use a facial cleaning or sonic cleaning brush. This is only because your skin’s still getting used to the brush. There’s a good chunk of dead skin cells that need to be removed. After a couple of weeks of use, your skin will clear up and eventually look better than before.
That said, make sure you use the right tool. Some sonic brush heads may be too abrasive for your face and may end up worsening breakouts. Meanwhile, there are also several kinds of konjac sponges out in the market, each designed for specific conditions.
Make sure to clean up your tools thoroughly. Whether you’re using a sponge or a brush, this piece of advice applies. No one wants gunk in their cleaning tool, so make sure that they’re washed thoroughly with the appropriate cleanser and left out to air-dry.
Replace the brush head every three months. Just like a toothbrush, you should replace the brush head of your sonic cleaning system. An old brush head is not only less effective at removing dirt from your face. Even if you clean it thoroughly, it may have also amassed dirt from the past few months of use—that same dirt that you wanted off your face. Replacement heads are readily available here on BeautyMNL.
For konjac sponges, replace them every month. Unlike sonic cleaning brushes, they aren’t exactly self-cleaning. So make sure to replace the sponge if you don’t want the gunk to return to your face.