My skin always breaks out after using facial brush
I have been using the Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System because I can’t afford the more expensive Clarasonic ones. I don’t use it every day, only when my skin gets dry and flaky, but every time I use it, my skin breaks out and gets red. I always use the low setting on the brush, and I go in circles around my face as slow as I can. I use Olay Foaming Face Wash for sensitive skin, only because other cleansers I have tred irritate my eyes. Does anybody have any suggestions on what I should be using to put on my skin when it breaks out? Or if I should just stop using it and try something else for my dry skin?
I’m not an expert by any means, so all I can give you are ideas or my opinion.
Do you use the Olay foaming face wash daily (without the brush) ?
How often do you use the Cleansing Brush Head ?
Do you clean the brush after each use ?
How often do you use the Microdermabrasion Foam Head?
Their site says you can use the Cleansing Brush Head daily, which I would think would help with lightly removing dead dry skin. I would try that, using the lightest setting. And don’t push the brush into your face, lightly skim your face. When done, clean your brush head off.
I also might try a different cleanser.
My daughter has very dry skin & some products make it worse…such as Clinique. What she found that works the best is Bare Minerals Purifying face wash…very mild, non drying, no eye irritation at all. Seriously, you can rub it all over your face and open up your eyes.
My family uses this face wash daily & we even travel with it. We all have different skin types. She also LOVES the new Bare Minerals Mineralixirs Facial Cleansing Oil. She says it leaves her face feeling softer. It is also gentle & no… it does not leave your face oily.
We have both tried the Josie Maran Argan cleansing oil & DO NOT like it.
I use her Argan oil daily & love it, but hate her cleansing oil.
My daughter & I each have a Clarisonic Mia ( a pricey little unit with 1 speed, ridiculously priced replacement brushes & a crappy battery life). My hubby, daughter & myself each have the Ultrasonic Facial Cleansing System, orig bought for travel. It’s a great low cost unit with 2 speeds and a long battery life. So don’t kick yourself for not getting a Clarisonic…the sonic technology isn’t exclusive to them anymore.
Ok, so now that I’ve jumped the shark & gone for a long swim & lost my towel on shore…
if your still reading this…
What do you use to moisturize your face ?
Do you moisturize daily or only after using your Olay Cleansing Brush ?
Could your moisturizer be the problem ?
Have you called the Olay company to see if they have any suggestions ?
Good luck to you !!!!
I have owned three clarisonic machines and have found when breakouts occur usually the brush needs to be replaced. My new fav is the Foreo-Luna. I bought it when it was a ts and was amazed how great this little machine cleaned my face, how long the charge lasts and no brush replacements. I did buy the cleaning spray for it also. I use it with Philosophy Purity cleanser. Perhaps the surface of the Foreo- Luna won’t be as abrasive as a brush. It feels like a massage.
Friction cleansing methods are not for everyone. You might try to a mild fruit acid peel.
Hi mr4 and welcome to the HSN forums!!
Myself I love the Foreo-Luna 432-453 at $139.00 with 3 flex of $46.33 and have been using this since HSN had this has a TV (Today’s special). I find it to be the best facial cleansing brush I have ever used and break-outs/dry skin patches and blackheads have really gone for me! Plus no brush heads to change, ever! Also for cleansing I use Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cleanser 402-903 at $26.00 for the Fall and Winter because it’s formulated with “Greek yoghurt soap-free cleansing. Helps moisturize skin and helps deliver a smooth and even-looking complexion and can be used every day as a part of your daily skin routine Ideal for all skin types. Free of petrolatum, mineral oil, silicone, propylene glycol and parabens.”
Hope this helps and please do what’s right for you and your budget and always check the program guide for the TV’s to see if either products become a special again for an added discount too!!
I used to have a similar problem when I first purchased my Clarisonic. I couldn’t understand why everyone raved about it. I put it away for a very long time until I saw that they came out with a variety of brush heads. I purchased the one for delicate skin and now I love it and my skin looks very good. I don’t know if your brand has this option but this is what solved my problem. I also use the ultra gentle Neutrogena wash for sensitive skin.
If you have a reaction to anything….stop using it. I myself quit using the facial brushes because they were just to harsh for my mature skin. Instead I started using a low percent glycolic acid on my face at night only to remove dead flaky skin. I mix the glycolic acid with my night cream.
Many brush cleansing systems advise against using alcohol on their brushes so be sure to check the instructions that accompanied your system.
I quit using facial brushes when I got broken capillaries from it. There’s some information below on brushes and products so you may want to try some of those suggestions. Also, humidifiers are good for dry skin. If you can, add an oil to your skin care routine. Marula and Argan oils are good. I use them at night before bed and during the day when I’m home. For extremely dry skin try morning and night. It doesn’t take much, just a few drops. It doesn’t have to be the expensive brand either. I get great results from a lower cost cost line. And I use a facial scrub instead of the brushes. It exfoliates without the giving me broken capillaries.
"Too much of anything is never a good thing," according to skincare line creator Dr. Dennis Gross. "Overuse [of face cleansing brushes] can lead to broken capillaries, excessive dryness, irritation, redness, and sensitivity. If these warning signs occur, it is important to stop or alter your usage immediately."
New York City-based dermatologist Ariel Ostad echoes this warning, saying, "Facial cleansing brushes do work, but you must be careful. Any exfoliation treatments performed at home should always be prescribed by your doctor or practitioner to avoid side effects or reactions."
But are these brushes so bad that we need to shelve them indefinitely? What exactly can we do differently?
Because breakouts can occur as a result of the tool not being maintained properly, Dr. Gross recommends cleansing the brush with soap and water or alcohol to avoid acne-causing build-up. Another way to kill bacteria? After cleaning off the brush, Dr. Ostad says to place it into the microwave for a few seconds.
Three other face cleansing brush sins we — and you — might be committing: Using it too frequently (nighttime cleansing is ideal to rid the skin of debris and sebum from the day), sharing it with your family and friends, or using it in combination with a manual or chemical exfoliant.
In order to treat problem skin, Dr. Gross suggests using calming products that contain green tea extract. "It soothes the skin and studies show it can help prevent skin cancer. Bisabolol is another effective anti-inflammatory ingredient derived from chamomile, which will alleviate redness and reduce inflammation. Licorice root extract and cucumber extract also work."
Hi mr4! How often are you replacing the brush head? I use a different system but I replace my brush head every three months even if I’m not using it every day and even though it still looks good. To kill potential break out causing bacteria the best I can, I clean the brush head by making baking soda & hydrogen peroxide paste that I add a slice of lemon juice to….after it fizzes for a while, I dip the head into the paste and turn it on for a minute or so. Rinse thoroughly with hot water and let dry before using again. I do this once a week and it stopped the breakouts. I have extremely dry skin but tend to break out easily.
I hope you find a solution to breaking out that allows you to keep using your cleansing system. Let us know how you’re doing and what suggestions might be working. Thank you for bringing up this important topic.
Based on my personal experience with clarisonic , break outs are a indication the device is working to get all of the gunk out . The cleanser could possibly be the problem . Try only using the cleanser for a few days . HSN offers a great facial brush equal to the Clarisonic . Check out the reviews . HTH
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