Electric facial cleansing brushes have become a popular addition to many beauty regimes. But are they a good idea?
The Evening Standard published a review of cleansing brushes which promise a deeper cleanse.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics founder, Dr Ross Perry, gave his expert views on the benefits of using an electric brush:
Electric brush cleansers go a step further than simple washing, providing more of an exfoliating function for a more thorough cleanse. They can be a great help to those who struggle with build-up of oil or work in the city, where grime and pollution can linger on the skin.
Further to the advice published in the Evening Standard, Dr Perry says that the exfoliating action has longer term benefits too:
Exfoliation not only removes the outer layer of dead skin cells and sebum more efficiently, but also stimulates the skin’s own production of new skin cells. It stimulates blood flow and leaves the skin looking more radiant.
However, Dr Perry also warns against overuse of electric brushes, saying:
However, it is important not to overdo it.
Firstly, ensure that you choose an appropriate brush which is not too hard or too fast.
Secondly, I generally would not recommend these for daily use, as they can be too aggressive, overstimulating the skin’s natural responses. I would recommend using 1-2 times a week ongoing – or else use 3-5 days in a row once a month.
Finally, ensure that you keep the brush clean to avoid it contaminating the skin. Always rinse well after every use. You could even look at sterilising the brush head every so often by soaking in a sterilisation fluid (e.g. that used for baby bottles).
Exfoliation is an excellent booster for the skin, but there are professional treatments which can offer more intensive results in a more controlled environment.
Cosmedics Beauty based in Putney and Harley Street offers a range of options:
Benefits of a professional exfoliation treatment could include:
Results depend on the individual and treatment chosen. Courses are often recommended for more significant results, as these build up with each session.
Cosmedics’ Beauty Salons offer a range of advanced hair removal, face and body treatments. The company has invested in top technology such as Harmony XL Pro laser, CACI Ultimate, EDS Dermastamp and Guinot Hydradermie.
Their Beauty Therapists are fully trained and qualified to use the powerful technology and offer an extensive choice of customisable options.
We now have a choice of two fabulously equipped and appointed salons: