Silicone face brushers have taken the skincare world by storm. And why shouldn't they? They exfoliate the skin, making it look fresh and glowing, without irritating your skin. However, there’s one question that has been raised recently and that is, “Can I use a silicone face brush every day?”
Let’s find out in the article what is the correct frequency of using a silicone face brush.
Frequency of using a silicone face brush based on skin type
Just like your cleanser, your silicone face brush also needs to be used according to your skin type. Our skin takes a period of 28 days to renew itself and silicone face brushes accelerate the process. Does this mean that using a silicone face brush to scrub your face will help you renew your skin every day? Well, no. While most beauty experts recommend using a silicone face brush 2-4 times a week, let’s find out how many times we can use different types of skin.
Oily And Non-sensitive Skin
Oily skin needs scrubbing to eliminate oil and dirt clogging pores. If your skin is oily and non-sensitive, start using a silicone face brush two times a week. If you see a noticeable change in your skin within 3-4 weeks then and then increase the frequency to every alternate day. If the gentle scrubbing of the silicone face brush suits your skin, then you can go up to once a day. However, you can give a break once in a while, particularly on days when you don’t step outdoors.
Scrub your face using a silicone face brush in the morning when your face has accumulated oil and sweat after sleeping on the pillow. Otherwise, you can also scrub your face at night before going to bed This allows the skin pores to breathe. The best thing you can do is scrub your face one day in the morning and then the next day at night. Whichever routine makes your skin feel fresher, you can stick to that time.
Once you are used to scrubbing your face using silicone brushes you can try a double-speed brush. Start with a slower speed on delicate areas and then speed up while scrubbing the neck and chin. Try to follow a circular motion while you scrub your face to promote blood circulation while deep cleaning your facial pores.
Oily And Sensitive Skin
If you have oily skin that is prone to acne and gets irritated easily then use a silicone face brush once a week to begin with. Eventually, you can scrub your face once a week. As soon as you are sure that the silicone face brush suits you, you can gently scrub your face 2-3 times a week.
In case your skin feels irritated and tends to break out after scrubbing with a silicone face brush, you can try changing the cleanser. The gentle bristles of a silicone brush are suited for all skin types.
Another reason why your skin can feel irritated after scrubbing is improper hydration. Make sure that you use a no-greasy moisturizer after scrubbing your face to lock all essential oils and prevent them from getting sensitive.
Since a silicone face brush is known to provide mild and gentler exfoliation to sensitive skin, it is one of the best ways to get rid of dirt and oil build-up in the pores. Silicone face brushes also relieve your skin from bacterial build-ups.
For sensitive skin, start with a silicone brush with soft and delicate bristles that will give you a gentle and irritation-free scrubbing experience. Also, you can look for electronic brushes which come with a capacity of automatic dry out and lessen the germs in your brush.
Dry And Non-sensitive Skin
Dry and non-sensitive skin is quite a blessing if you take proper care of your skin! However, dry skin may lead to flaky skin if you don’t exfoliate dead skin cells, If your skin is dry but sensitive, use a manual silicone-based face brush starting about twice or thrice a week. The reason to choose a manual brush is to make sure that you can control the motion completely throughout the scrubbing process.
After scrubbing, make sure to use a hydrating moisturizer so that your skin doesn't feel dry. Before bed, use a mild face cleanser, and don’t forget to moisturize your face which will help it to eliminate flaky skin.
Develop a habit of using silicone face brushes and help your skin to breathe. There is a myth that a silicone face brush is another ordinary cleaning brush. But in reality, it renders great benefits to your skin without causing any harm for sure.
Dry And Sensitive Skin
It isn’t so common, but people with dry skin also can be prone to developing acne, irritation and itchiness. To take care of your dry and sensitive skin, choose a silicone face brush that has very fine bristles and can be controlled manually. For the first time, scrub for less than a minute and see if you have any irritation on your skin. Try using warm water to wet your face and also to wash off the cleanser.
One myth about silicone face brushes is that they should be used on sensitive skin. However, beauty experts recommend using a silicone face brush on all types of skins. Just make sure, that for dry-sensitive skin, you use gentle circular motions, a cleanser that suits your skin type and proper frequency which should not be more than twice a week. Follow up with proper hydration using moisturizer and serums to soothe the skin.
What to keep in mind while using a silicone face brush
Always choose a cleanser that suits your skin type. Scrubbing your face with the wrong kind of cleanser can have negative effects on the skin.
Always be gentle with your scrubbing process. No matter how grimy your face feels, don’t exert too much pressure hoping for a better result. The bristles of silicone face brushes are made to take out oil and dirt build-up with gentle scrubbing.
Avoid using silicone face brush on delicate areas like the eyes and lips. Irrespective of what type of skin you have, you can use a silicone face brush at least once a week. If you are blessed with oily and non-sensitive glass-like skin, only then you can use a silicone face brush every day. However, make sure to use the proper cleanser and hydrate your skin after scrubbing.