From an early age, we’re reminded of the importance of cleansing our facial skin on a regular basis. Not only does keeping your face clean help prevent acne and breakouts, but the hydration also helps overall facial health. However, individuals with mature or sensitive skin may contend with special challenges when it comes to how to clean their faces.
One newer tool that some people use for facial cleansing is a motorized brush. These brushes, used in combination with a facial cleanser, clean and exfoliate skin by using a repetitive motion that many have found beneficial.
However, individuals with sensitive or mature skin may discover some side effects when using these motorized brushes, including:
- Broken capillaries: Reddish-colored lines just beneath the skin’s surface that are difficult to remove once you have them.
- Redness and irritation.
Alternatives to motorized brushes
There are alternatives to a motorized facial cleansing brush that can offer the same benefits without the side effects.
- SkinCeuticals: These products are used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medi-spas because they provide advanced skin care that is founded in science. The entire line of SkinCeuticals products, including their facial cleansing products, are available at any Kelsey-Seybold pharmacy.
Some of my favorite products for sensitive or mature skin are the Soothing Cleanser or Gentle Cleanser for sensitive skin; Retexturing Activator, which is an oil-free serum that simultaneously exfoliaes skin and replenishes moisture for radiant, smooth, skin; Metacell Renewal B3, a daily emulsion that improves the appearance of early signs of aging; Phloretin CF Gel, which diminishes the appearance of skin discoloration and fine lines for overall tone improvement and smoothness; and the Equalizing Toner, which gently removes excess residue.
- Exfoliate gently: Exfoliation is important for every skin type – but try to avoid scrubs that are granular. Also, using exfoliating gloves may give you more control over the amount of pressure that is applied to your face.
- Cleanse lightly: Don't rub or scrub. Use light strokes to apply products, splash with tepid water to rinse, and pat dry.
The physicians at Kelsey-Seybold will help you select products and methods that will allow you to put your best face forward.