Secret #3: Power Facial Cleansers
Top plastic surgeons agree that power cleansers can help you look younger. These devices are like an electric toothbrush for your face. They run on minute-long cycles that take traditional cleansing one step further. The gentle exfoliation removes the top layer of dead skin that makes your face look dull. It also allows anything meant to treat the skin including creams, serums or salicylic acid lotions to soak in more thoroughly.
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Try using a power cleanser 3-4 times per week. Make sure the device is charged and apply light pressure while moving the cleanser in a circular motion on wet skin. Use for 20 seconds on the forehead, nose and chin and for 10 seconds on each cheek. Be careful to avoid over-exfoliating. Limit your use of the electric cleanser to every other day – anything more than that can strip your skin of its natural oils. Be especially mindful of your usage if you have sensitive skin.
Power cleansers are sold in a variety of different brands. Drugstores carry versions that can be less than $20. These models have a pad or bristles that fluctuate anywhere from four to five times a second. More expensive models have bristles that swivel up to 300 times a second and can run up to $200. It may be worth it to spend more money if you have sensitive skin – the more times the brush moves per second, the less abrasive it will be.