Our skin, our largest organ and the first line of defense against the outside elements, is something we all take for granted until it becomes damaged or irritated. But even if you treat your skin well overall, chances are you’re making a major mistake in your beauty routine, according to dermatologists. In this blog post, we’re going to explore which mistake you shouldn’t make again to profit from your skincare products.

According to dermatologists, how you apply your skincare is just as important as the products you use. New research shows that applying a skincare product to damp skin allows for better absorption, but what about other essential tips for successful application? Unlike our usual method of applying skincare with the hands, dermatologists now recommend using a brush for more effective results.

There are three reasons involved in using a brush in our skin care ritual.

Reason 1: The brush distributes the product evenly.

Applying skincare products correctly is key to maintaining healthy, supple skin. Using a brush to apply lotions, creams and serums helps ensure that all areas are properly covered. Unlike applying the product with the hands, the brush distributes the product evenly over the area to be treated, so that no area is missed or over saturated. This process allows for maximum absorption and effectiveness of the product without wasting it. By using a brush to apply our skincare products, we can help maintain beautiful, glowing skin.

Reason 2: The brush is more hygienic than the hands.

Applying skin care products with a brush rather than with the hands can be very beneficial in maintaining hygiene and therefore the effectiveness of the product. While fingertips are handy for quick application, germs and bacteria from our hands can transfer to the product more easily, and since it’s used on our face, this needs to be taken into account. A brush also has soft bristles that allow the product to be distributed over the entire face without rubbing, which is perfect especially for dry skin and mature skin.

Reason 3: The brush promotes circulation.

Using a brush to apply skin care products has many benefits. Most importantly, the gentle circular motion of the brush promotes circulation, which helps improve the overall health and appearance of the skin. Also, brushes can help your skin absorb more of whatever product, while saving you from wasting it by absorbing it into your hands. This allows you to get maximum effectiveness from your skin care products.

What type of brush is the most recommended?

With advances in cosmetic technology, the tools we use to apply skincare products have also evolved. This means that now more than ever, there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to choosing a brush for your skincare routine.

For example, many cosmetic brands offer brushes specifically designed for skin care products. They are usually made of silk or nylon and feature soft, flexible bristles so as not to irritate the skin. Along with using skincare-specific brushes, you need to make sure those tools stay clean too. To do this, it is recommended that you clean your skin care brushes daily after each use to prevent residue or bacteria from forming. For more hygiene, you can choose to use a different brush for each product in your skincare routine.

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