Cleansing is something we do every day - but sometimes, it's not enough to just use our fingertips.
According to skin experts, facial cleansing brushes, sponges and tools are great at thoroughly removing every last scrap of make-up, pore-clogging sunscreen and everyday grime you may have missed with your hands, and they are especially useful for city dwellers.
Whether you walk to work or exercise outside, micro-particles found in the air in polluted environments are small enough to penetrate the skin and this can lead to all manner of complexion concerns, such as pigmentation and breakouts.
So, step up your cleansing game with one of these babies, because who doesn't want a natural, Insta-worthy glow?More
Panasonic - £149.99
This dual-ended powerhouse makes the chore of double cleansing feel more like a luxury facial. The first step is quite cool: Simply smooth on a cleansing oil and glide the satisfyingly warm plate over your skin to melt away make-up. Then, squeeze a little foaming cleanser and a capful of water into the compartment above the handle. Once switched on, the bristles create a lather that removes the dirt you missed during the initial cleanse. There's also a silicone brush head with smaller bristles to target your nose. Buh-bye, blackheads.
Look Fantastic - £129
Oh Foreo Luna, how we love thee. Unlike cleansing brushes, this egg-shaped contraption harnesses teeny tiny and ultra-gentle silicone bristles which oscillate back and forth to target every single nook and cranny of your face. The result? Skin that is much clearer, brighter and smoother. If you're prone to the odd breakout or suffer with congested skin all year round, invest and team with an AHA/BHA cleansing formula.
Current Body - £300
Clarisonic's Smart Profile takes the humble cleanse to clever new heights - really clever. Thanks to the hidden microchip technology, it has the ability to adjust to the frequency required for each brush head - including the new Revitalising Cleanse, a super-soft brush which can purge pores of dirt, oil and make-up 6 times better than fingertips alone - and the new Firming Massage. A bit like a workout for your face, this head firms and tones for a plump, pillowy look and feel. Alternate between them for skin even a supermodel would be jealous of.