This facial cleansing brush removes dirt and makeup, and also gently exfoliates, buffing off rough dead skin cells. Use the brush wet with your facial cleansing lotion to remove makeup. Use very light and gentle circular motions, avoiding the eye and mouth. Rinse the brush after use and let it dry on the bristles to avoid the water flowing through the wood. Clean the brush by putting a small amount of your cleansing cream, mild shampoo or soap in your palm and circulate the brush, then rinse and let dry.