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6 Skin Care Tools That Will Make Washing Your Face a Breeze

As exhausting as it can sometimes be, going to bed without washing your face is a big no-no. And this is especially true for those of us who love sporting a full face of makeup. According to Dr. Hadley King, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City, in addition to removing makeup, cleansing your skin helps to remove dead skin cells, dirt, debris, sebum and pollution residue. Truthfully speaking, there’s so much more that sits on our skin than the naked eye can see. That’s where cleansing devices come to the rescue.

Cleansing tools can be more effective than washing with your hands and gentler than using a cloth. Dr. King says, “They can even be a great way to gently exfoliate.” Dr. King adds that since regular cleansing and exfoliating can increase the turnover of skin cells, keeping your complexion as clean and healthy as possible is key to your healthiest skin yet.

Although most cleansing devices are suitable for most skin types, those with sensitive skin should opt for a model with soft bristles and test the device on a small area of skin before using it on your face to ensure there is no irritation or inflammation. As far as how to care for a cleansing device, you want to make sure it’s cleaned properly in between each use and that the massaging head is replaced at least once a month to avoid any bacteria buildup.

Now that you know the nitty-gritty, it’s time to up your cleansing game. Here are the best cleansing tools and brushes to try.

  1. FOREO LUNA 3 for Sensitive Skin
    $199.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    FOREO LUNA 3 for Sensitive Skin

    Looking for a deeper cleanse on your face and body? The Luna 3 works to keep you looking younger and smoother from head to toe. In addition to cleansing, this device is made with concentric ridges that help to relax and reduce muscle tension points on the face, all while keeping your skin soft and supple.

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  2. PMD Clean Pro RQ
    $179.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    PMD Clean Pro RQ

    The brand’s SonicGlow ™ technology uses over 7,000 vibrations per minute that break down dirt and oil while lifting and toning the skin. And since the brush head is made with hygienic silicone, you don’t have to worry about replacing it, which is a huge bonus. Not to mention, shoppers can’t stop raving about how soft and silky their skin feels after each use.

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  3. DERMAFLASH DERMAPORE Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser
    $99.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    DERMAFLASH DERMAPORE Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser

    When your skin is feeling congested and your pores seem to be looking larger by the day, this award-winning device will come in handy. The Extract Mode uses a rounded spatula to help remove dirt, oil and even blackheads. The Infuse Mode uses an ultrasonic vibration and blue light to enhance the penetration of your favorite skin care products. One shopper refers to this tool as “a powerful little guy” that removes gunk and pushes your favorite serums deeper into the skin.

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  4. ReFa ReFa CLEAR
    $300.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    ReFa ReFa CLEAR

    One glance at the reviews on this spa-worthy skin care device and you’ll be adding this to cart. The ReFa CLEAR was the world’s first device to use 3D Sonic Ion technology that deeply cleanses the skin without stripping any necessary moisture. It’s also ergonomically designed for a comfortable fit in your hand no matter where you are. Shoppers agree that this splurge-worthy device is like getting a professional facial in the comfort of your own home.

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  5. PMD PMD Personal Microderm Elite Pro
    $299.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    PMD PMD Personal Microderm Elite Pro

    We agree, one of the best parts of a facial is the microdermabrasion. Essentially, microdermabrasion is a really thorough exfoliation that leaves your skin feeling and looking as smooth as butter. This at-home device suctions away dead skin cells, which helps to promote new cell growth, leaving you with minimized pores, blemishes and fine lines.

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  6. Nurse Jamie Exfoliband Silicone Loofah
    $16.50 Buy now with Dermstore

    Nurse Jamie Exfoliband Silicone Loofah

    If you’re looking for an exfoliation tool, you’ll love this silicone sleeve. Simply slip it over your hand and gently scrub away dirt and debris. Shoppers love how gently it cleans even the most sensitive complexions without causing irritation. The best part? It’s made from pure anti-microbial silicone that repels bacteria.

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Beauty Writer

Andrea Jordan

Andrea Jordan is a lifestyle and beauty writer who is obsessed with skin care. She'd choose a luxurious mask over makeup any day of the week. She loves learning about new ingredients and will never turn down an opportunity to try a new treatment. Her skin care must-haves include water, spot treatment and eye cream.