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What Redheads Should Know About Using a Skincare Fan 

Is This Beauty Tool Right for You?

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Skincare fans are one of the beauty tools that have been gaining popularity online recently. They are simply handheld fans and are usually electric (some people opt for fold-out fans). Their purpose is to help you dry down your skincare. They can be super helpful, but there are also a few downsides you should be aware of. Here’s everything you need to know before you add one to your routine

First, let’s talk about some of the pros of using a skincare fan

The biggest thing is it cuts down on the time your skincare takes. If you wear a lot of skincare products, you’ve probably stood in front of the mirror waiting for them to dry before you can add the next layer. This can be a long and tedious process and sometimes you just don’t have the time for it. A skincare fan cuts down on that time and allows you to apply the next step in your routine more quickly. 

Skincare fans can also help to reduce mess. Some products can be very liquidy or messy and if you’ve got to get out the door, or need to get your hair down you don’t want to leave them like that. Using a skincare fan can make it easier to reduce that mess, and of course, save time in the process. This also works well for drying down face masks.

Another way to use a skincare fan is after you’ve washed your face, instead of using a towel which can carry bacteria, you can speed up the air drying process. Skincare fans also feel really nice on your skin. There’s a cooling effect that happens when you’re blowing air at your face and it can feel quite refreshing.

Now let’s talk about some of the downsides

The downsides of skincare fans depend on two things, the type of products you’re using and your skin type. Some products may have ingredients that evaporate when dried down too quickly, meaning that your skin is not absorbing all of the ingredients and getting the full effect. Additionally, some products may pill or dry with an uneven texture if dried too fast. This depends on the product though. 

The second thing is your skin type. If you have naturally dry skin, adding that extra air blowing on your face every day may increase your dryness. Adding hydrating products could combat this, but you may find your hydrating products aren’t working as well. Overall, using a skincare fan isn’t bad for your skin, but you may notice that letting your products fully soak in on their own gives you better results.

So, adding a skincare fan to your beauty tools collection might be a good idea if you find yourself in a rush, but if you have the time let those products soak in and get the full effect it’s worth it!

Skincare Fan Recs:

TriPole Mini Handheld Fan: $20

Gaiatop Mini Portable Fan: $18

Rock it like a Redhead! 


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