Facial Exfoliating Brush
A rotating face brush is one of the most popular methods of facial exfoliation. One of the reasons for this is convenience and another is that it's fast; it only takes about 2 minutes to exfoliate with an exfoliating facial brush. You don't even have to plug them in because most of them are battery operated and ready to go. This means that you can also use them while showering, since there is no electricity involved, so it doesn't get any easier or more convenient than this.
When shopping for a rotating face brush it helps to know the other names by which they are called such as facial cleansing brush, facial exfoliating brush, facial scrubbers and sometimes facial massagers. If you know this then you will have a larger variety to choose from and can find the one that best meets your needs, as all exfoliating facial scrubbers are not the same.
There are a couple of things to consider when it comes to the final selection and they are features and description for the price. What are you getting for this price over what another one offers for the same or lesser price? You also need to know your skin type and it needs to match up with the rotating face brush that you're going to use. For example, if your skin is sensitive, one of the features needs to be that this brush is gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin.
It may seem petty to get into these minor details, but I assure you it won't seem petty when facial skin becomes irritated by using a facial cleansing brush that is too rough. It can take a week or more to get a splotchy face back to normal, so why take the chance when you can prevent it altogether. I have sensitive skin and there is no way I would be willing to risk this.
For those who have never experienced facial exfoliation and are wondering why it needs to be done at all let me give you a brief explanation. The issue is what I call face scrum. Face scum is the junk left behind from basic face washing such as make up, residues, oily buildup and dead skin cells. A rotating face brush really digs in and can cleanse the face 6X better and does it in 1-2 minutes.
Once this face scum is removed the new skin cells are uncovered and the skin feels softer and has a refreshing glow that is visibly noticeable. Another benefit is that other facial skin care products are now able to be absorbed into the skin readily, instead of lying on the surface blocked by the face scum. You won't have to reapply makeup over and over trying to get it to look right.
If you care about how your facial skin looks and feels, even just a little bit, facial exfoliation is a must when it comes to skin care. The best news is that it doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg to do it. While it's true that some facial cleaning brushes are costly it's also true that there are just as many that are affordable. Besides, there are other ways to exfoliate the face .
Rotating Face Brush- Prices & Brands
One of the best ways to find a quality battery operated facial scrubber is to read reviews and check ratings on Amazon. This way you can find what other consumers have to say about a product that they are currently using and thus help you to make a better informed decision.
Just so that you will know what brands to look for and get an idea of cost here's a few of the most popular rotating face brushes on Amazon with positive reviews and high ratings.
The Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System is in the lead with 437 reviews and a 4+ star rating. The price is under $30, which is excellent and probably why it's a best seller. Facial cleanser, batteries and all included, so it is ready to go. You can't lose on this one.
The only one close to having this many reviews is the Clarisonic, which is a high end facial exfolating unit. The Clarisonic brand is well known and of excellent quality, so price is a good bit higher, over $100. There are 255 reviews with a 4+ star rating and the really cool thing about Clarisonic is that it is available in choice of colors of blue, pink and white.
Going to the other extreme in price we have the Dove SkinVitalizer Facial Cleansing Massager with Six Exfoliating Pillows. This is a great unit for beginners who want to give facial exfoliating a go. It is under $10, so there isn't much to lose. It has 33 reviews with a 4 star rating and comes ready to go with batteries just like many of the other more expensive units.
Another excellent facial exfoliating tool in a similar price range is the Neutrogena Wave Power Cleanser with Deep Clean Foaming Pads for under $15. It has 185 reviews with a 4 star rating and is gentle enough to be used daily. This unit has an ergonomic design for ease of use.
If you are just as concerned with body exfoliation as facial then this unit might be a good choice. It is the Face and Body Ultra Clean Brush 4 in 1 Spa Cleansing System by US Advanced Healthcare for under $40. There are 11 reviews with a 4+ star rating.
With this list you should be able to find a good affordable rotating face brush that will meet your needs and get you started on a consistent deep cleansing face regimen.