The Facial Massager Mistake You Didn't Even Realize You Were Making

September 15, 2017
Rebecca Norris
By: Rebecca Norris | by L'Oréal
The Facial Massager Mistake You Didn't Even Realize You Were Making

Your facial massager routine may seem foolproof, but are you remembering one of the most important steps? Think back to the last time you gave your facial massager device a thorough scrub down. If it has been longer than you can remember, you could be doing a serious disservice to your skin. Before we give you the scoop on how to clean your facial massager device the right way, we’re sharing a few eye-opening reasons as to why you’ll want to do so as soon as you get home.

Why You Need to Clean Your Facial Massager Device Regularly

Using a Facial massager device can help provide a number of benefits. The process can help relieve tension, help promote a youthful-looking glow, and turn your skin care routine into a spa-like experience. Those benefits, however, can all be for naught if you neglect to wash your facial massager device thoroughly. If you are massaging your face with your favorite anti-aging creams, oils, and serums day after day without washing the massage head properly in between uses, you could be creating a perfect environment for bacteria to thrive. You do the math: bacteria + skin = recipe for disaster. Long story short, a dirty device could be wreaking havoc on your skin even when you think you’re taking a conscious step towards caring for your skin. Not. Good.

How Often Should You Clean Your Device?

Now that we’ve hopefully convinced you on how important it is to clean your facial massaging device, let’s talk timing. This will largely depend on the tool that you use. For instance, the Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift—which can offer 2-in-1 benefits of sonic cleansing + facial massage—massage head should be swapped out every six months, per the brand’s recommendation, and should be cleaned after every use with a little bit of warm, soapy water to keep the massage head free of residue. Once a week, remove the massage head and wash the handle using warm, soapy water, as well as underneath the massage head. Lastly, allow the massage head to dry in a cool place, since warm and wet environments can be a breeding ground for mold. By washing your device as directed, you can help ensure that it doesn’t become your skin’s worst enemy and instead  is a relaxing welcome addition to your skin care routine. No build-up, no grime, no transfer.

Editor’s note: Don’t use the Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift? Whatever facial massaging device you do use, be sure to follow the use and care information listed on the product’s packaging for proper instruction on how to care for your skin (and your device) the right way.


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