If you care about your skin, you’d be wise to invest in an exfoliating brush. An electric face brush, to be exact. Why, you might ask? Because the best face exfoliators do wonders for your complexion.
Your body is covered in trillions of skin cells and when those skin cells die, they need to be removed or else they’ll block pores, causing irritation, in-grown hairs, and pimples. It’s important to scrub at all ages but the bi-weekly routine of scrubbing this dead skin away becomes more so 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 have to do it.
Now, you could use a loofah, wash cloth, or any number of other products for to banish those skin cells from you face. But for our money, a facial cleansing brush is the best option. Why? The electric tool, 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 our faces feeling buffed to a high shine. Sounds weird, but it’s pretty nice.
Best Face Brushes
The Clarisonic face brush has a charcoal-infused brush head that gently massages your skin to clean it.
You have two power modes: Daily cleanse and power cleanse. The daily is great to use, well, daily, while the power cleanse really gives it a deep clean. It helps to soften your beard, reduce nicks and razor bumps, and just give you all-around smoother skin. Plus, it helps reduce shine and oil. “I love the Clarisonic brush,” says Dr. Chang. “It makes exfoliating fun, which encourages people to do it. The standard brush head is very gentle, so be cautious on overuse if you have sensitive skin, are using other exfoliating products —such as glycolic acid — or are generally prone to redness.”
This face brush is like having a portable facial at your disposal whenever you want or need one.
The brush is made of silicone, and it has microfingers that massage your facial muscles and exfoliate at the same time. It’s waterproof, so you can use it in the shower, and one charge lasts for about a month. It has a high frequency setting that removes dirt, and a low frequency setting that increases blood circulation in wrinkle-prone areas.
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. Dirt and grime is magically removed.
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. “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 face brush is gentle enough to use every day, even if you have a breakout.
This super soft face sander features a 360-degree rotating head with hundreds of charcoal-infused whiskers and a dual-speed motor that removes almost all of the impurities living in your face. “Gentle exfoliating is an important step toward clear skin,” says Dr. Chang. “This product is geared toward acne-prone skin, specifically the buildup of oils and dead skin cells, which are the root causes of acne.”
This brush has anti-microbial properties, to reduce the buildup of bacteria. This means you can go longer without replacing the brush head.
The face brush has three speeds, and works on dry, normal, and mature skin types. It helps wash away dirt, oil, sweat and other grime, plus it cleans up your pores.
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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