If you care about your skin, you’d be wise to invest in an exfoliating face brush. An electric face brush, to be exact. The reason is simple: The best exfoliating brushes do wonders for your complexion. A great scrub brush, which has a round brush head and sort of looks like a mini orbital sander for your face, is easy to use (just add whatever exfoliating scrub you like to the top) and leaves your face feeling like it’s been buffed to a high shine. Sounds weird, but it’s pretty nice.
Still not convinced? Your body is covered in trillions of skin cells. When those skin cells die, they need to be removed from the face or else they’ll block pores, causing irritation, in-grown hairs, and pimples. It’s important to scrub at all ages, but a bi-weekly exfoliating routine becomes critical as you age. According to dermatologist Dr. Caroline Chang, when we’re younger, our body naturally exfoliates; over time those dead skin cells just don’t slough off as easily. Translation: If you want to look your best, you better get familiar with exfoliation.
“Shaving can definitely irritate the skin,” says Dr. Chang. “Using a gentle exfoliator like this one in the general ‘beard area’ is a good idea to prevent blocked pores, and make your skin look better.”
This all-in-one device delivers more than 7,000 vibrations per minute to cleanse, tone, and lift the skin. You never need to replace the brush head, because it's made of silicone, and it has four customizable modes for all major skin types. Instead of exfoliating per se, it uses vibrations to break down oil and dirt.
Not only does this facial device look more like something you'd find at the Apple store as opposed to your local drugstore. But it's beloved by industry insiders for a reason: It works. You rub it in circles over your face and it uses nanocurrency (electricity) to reduce acne, smooth the eye area, and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, both of which help your skin look younger and more supple. It syncs with an app to make sure whatever you do is customized to your skin type and needs.
If you're a road warrior, get this portable and compact Luna face brush. It has T-sonic technology, meaning you get the benefit of up to 8,000 T-Sonic pulsations per minute directed through soft silicone touch-points. The Luna, with its patented T-Sonic pulsation technology, claims to remove 99.5 percent of dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from your pores. In addition, the Luna features an 'Anti-Aging Mode' that uses target low-frequency pulses to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It's great at exfoliation and is an excellent device to use if you shave regularly.
The pricier and newer version of the Foreo Luna works with the brand's app to create specific massages and cleansing routines for your face. It also has an upgraded design with silicone ridges shaped to glide smoothly over your face. Low-frequency pulsations help with puffiness.
When your ordinary face brush won't cut it, try the Dermaflash pore cleaner. It deep cleans your skin by removing dirt, oil, and blackheads. By hoovering out your pores, your skin immediately looks fresher and brighter. And it soaks up any anti-aging creams you would of course put on.
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