Hi guys! So, yesterday I made a post on how to clean your facial cleansing brushes, and earlier this week, I finally bought a new silicone cleansing pad to replace my facial brush, so I thought, why not do a blog on the different cleansing tools? Today we’ll be going over the 3 basic types of cleasnig tools that you can use. They’ll be the facial brushes, silicone pads, and sponges. Of course, there’s different variations in each category, like electrically powered brushes, but we’ll just stick to the general categories today.
Facial Brushes are basically brushes made of soft fibers that have a sort of handle at the end. You would wet the brush, dab a bit of your favorite cleanser on the bristles, and cleanse you face in a circular motion with the brush. It’s extremely soft and non-irritating, so those with extremely sensitive skin would probably enjoy it.
- Extremely Gentle
- Manual brushes are very cheap.
- Deeper cleanse than when using hands
- Long fibers can clean hard-to-reach areas like the corners of the nose
- Have to be replaced every 3 months
- Have to be sanitized at least once a week
- Bristles take a long time to dry completely (Usually around 8 hours)
If you are looking for a facial brush, here are some good options:
Facial sponges work similarly to the facial brushes, only these cleansing tools have woven fibers instead of bristles. It can vary depending on the sponge shape, but they are also often able to reach harder-to-reach areas. Sponges often need to be sanitized weekly as well. Place the sponge in steaming hot water for around 4 minutes, then let air dry. Be sure to replace them at least every 3 months!
- Dries quickly
- Easy to sanitize
- Requires a very small amount of
- Needs to be sanitized weekly
- Must be replaced every 3 months
- Konjac sponges may disintegrate over time
Here are a few popular options for sponges:
- Konjac Sponges These sponges are made of a plant root that originates from Japan.
- The Body Shop Facial Sponge is a great option as well
Silicone Pore Brushes
Silicone pore brushes are probably the newest addition to the mainstream family of cleansing tools. They work in a similar manner as the sponge and brush, but the advantage is how it doesn’t have to be replaced, and it doesn’t have to be sanitized. Because they’re made of silicone, bacteria won’t be able to grow on them, which means no need for sanitization. If you really want to clean it, just throw this into a cup of boiling water to sterilize it.
- Long-lasting (Can last for years)
- No need for sanitation
- Dries quickly
- Gentle on the skin
- Very Cheap
- Handle on the back make be hard to grip for some
Here are some options for those looking for a silicone pore brush!
Hope this review helped anyone looking for a new cleansing tool! I’ve used all three cleansing tools before, but I definetely feel like the silicone pore brush is the best deal. It works just as well, if not better, than the other tools, and I don’t have the hassle of cleaning and replacing it all the time. That said, I know everyone’s skin is different, so try and see which one would be best for you!