A lot of people are sometimes unsure of what the benefits from daily dry brushing are. The obvious one is exfoliation but there are so many more. Awaken your face first thing in the morning, stimulate lymphatic drainage, tighten and tone skin. We recommend 4 steps to stimulate your lymphatic drainage but the most important part is that you are using your brush on clean, dry skin.
What is lymphatic drainage?
Your lymphatic drainage is a major part of the body’s immune system. It is responsible for ridding the body of toxins through lymph fluid. When built up this fluid can cause tired, puffy looking skin. Many of these vessels run just below the skin and dry brushing regularly can help stimulate flow, helping the body to detoxify itself naturally.
What is Facial Dry Brushing?
Facial Dry Brushing It's not just for your body and it's our favourite way to wake up in the morning. Stimulate drainage, tighten and tone, promote exfoliation/cell turnover, boost circulation, reduce puffiness and dark circles, and smooth fine lines. Oh, its also great help with your pores!
Facial Dry Brushing for Acne:
When there is a lot of inflammation on the skin or under the skin’s surface (ie cystic acne) our lymph nodes go into defensive mode and swell up. Under these conditions, they act as a factory to produce and store white blood cells and immune cells. Dry brushing will help move lymph along the channel and clear up any excess white blood cells and inflammation near the cystic lesions - helping them to shrink faster, and reduce pain.
How to Facial Dry Brush (in 4-steps):
- Start by warming up the face and stimulating lymphatic drainage. Move the dry brush down, along the jawline from the cheekbone to the chin.
- Brush across your forehead, down the center of the nose, and in light circles over the eyes, repeat a few times.
- Brush the front of our face down the cheeks towards the chin. Then brush outwards, from the apples of your cheeks towards your temples.
- Sweep across your jawline towards the ear. Continue down the neck.
What is Body Dry Brushing?
Body Dry Brushing is our favourite way to wake the body up naturally and get your circulation moving. Using a Dry Body Brush on clean, dry skin pre-shower is the best way to exfoliate and invigorate the skin (plus it's great for cellulite breakdown and all-over skin health)
Dry-brushing is one of those rare things that feels just as good when you do it and it’s incredibly easy to incorporate into your routine.
General Tips for Dry Brushing
- Always use brush on clean, DRY skin. There should be no makeup on your skin when you dry brush.
- Use lighter strokes than facial brush than body brushing
- Use your Facial Brush 4-5 per week. You are more than welcome to use it everyday, but listen to your skin. If you have dry/sensitive/irritable skin we recommend starting off with 2-3 per week.
- Do not share your brush with anyone else.
- Our brushes are meant to be cleaned every 1-2 weeks. Simply use any gentle shampoo, rinse and dry. Your brush should not be damp or wet. This is important.