Why Silicone Cleansing Brushes Are a Hygienic Choice?
Silicone cleansing brushes have become a popular tool for skincare professionals due to their effectiveness in deep cleaning and gentle exfoliation. One of the benefits of silicone brushes is that they are non-porous, meaning they don’t hold onto bacteria and other impurities that can lead to breakouts and skin irritation. However, it’s still important to take proper sanitation measures to ensure your silicone brush is clean and ready to use for each client.
Here are the steps you should follow:
Firstly, after using the brush on a client, thoroughly rinse it with warm water to remove any remaining cleanser or debris. Then, use a gentle soap or facial cleanser and lather up the brush. Use your fingers to gently massage the bristles to make sure all the dirt and oils are removed. Rinse the brush well with warm water to remove all the soap.
Secondly, to disinfect the brush, you can use a solution of whatever disinfectant you are using in your studio: Caviside or Barbiside, or even rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. Simply spray a small amount of the disinfectant onto the brush bristles. Make sure to cover all areas of the bristles and let the disinfectant sit on the brush for a few minutes.
Finally, rinse the brush again with warm water to remove any remaining disinfectant, and then allow it to air dry completely before using it on another client.
It’s important to note that while silicone cleansing brushes are hygienic, they should still be replaced every six to 12 months, depending on how frequently they are used. Over time, the bristles may become worn and less effective, which can lead to uneven cleansing and exfoliation.
By following these tips and making sure your silicone cleansing brush is properly disinfected and replaced regularly, you can ensure that your clients receive the best possible skincare treatment while minimizing the risk of cross-contamination.