If You Don't Clean Your Facial Roller, You Need to Read This Now
If that viral video of a bug-infested makeup sponge wasn't reason enough to clean your brushes regularly, consider this: the tools that touch your face every day collect bacteria (and apparently, even bugs) along with excess product, putting a flawless application in jeopardy and your skin at risk of a breakout (or worse). Skincare devices like facial rollers are no exception.
If you're an avid follower of Asian skincare practices, your morning routine likely includes a quick face massage with a roller to depuff the aftermath of the weekend. But as you roll through the week — pun intended — have you ever thought to yourself, "I should probably wash that," and then stuck your facial roller back on the shelf next to the other brushes you keep meaning to wash? The answer is probably yes.
The head of your facial roller is made from semiprecious stones, like jade or quartz, that are fragile like the fine hairs of a makeup brush. Don't overlook the importance of caring for it like you would your favorite foundation brush. The good news? It's actually much easier than you'd think.
Ahead, two skincare experts break down how to care for your facial roller.