Dry Brush Sets
Dry Brush Sets
Why dry brush your skin? Dry brushing is incredibly easy to Incorporate into your daily routine and there are numerous benefits including detox, exfoliation, improving appearance of skin and even increased energy.
How? We’ve got a few tips:
Most experts recommend dry brushing in the morning due to its energizing effects.
Some dry brush with the brush alone, others use a small amount of body oil on the brush. (You may prefer oil during the winter when skin tends to be much dryer and more sensitive and not need any during the summer. This is your routine, do what works best and is most comfortable for you!)
Start at your feet and brush upward towards your heart. When you reach your arms, use the same concept and start at your hands working your way up.
Brush in firm, large sweeping motions or small circular motions (you can even alternate these as you please), brushing several times in each area and overlapping as you go.
When you reach your stomach and heart brush in a larger circular motion around the entire area.
Dedicate 2-5 minutes to this routine daily.
Any brushing or exfoliation should be gentle and should never break the skin.
How does it work?
Your skin is the largest organ in your body that excretes 1/3 of your bodies toxins. Dry brushing helps to unclog pores and excrete toxins that become trapped in the skin.
Dry brushing kick starts your lymphatic system, which assists in removing toxins from the body.
Dry brushing can even help to reduce cellulite (which is simply toxic materials that have accumulated in your body’s fat cells and are trapped, unable to be eliminated from the body). Dry skin brushing helps to break down any trapped toxins from within the body and help your body eliminate them through its usual processes.
Dry brushing stimulates blood circulation bringing more blood flow to the top layers of the skin. Blood flow helps to carry away waste products and cellular debris like free radicals, from working cells. (“Like cleaning your skin from the inside.”)
Dry skin brushing unclogs your skin’s pores and removes dead skin cells promoting healthy, breathing skin and better absorption of beneficial toners, masks and moisturizers.
We carry two brush sizes. A large, short handled body brush and a smaller facial brush. Click on the drop down menu below for bundle discount sets or purchase individually.
Wash your brush once a week with soap and water and let air dry.
If you prefer to use oil on your brush, shower before hand. If you prefer the dry brush, shower after and apply an oil moisturizer after.
Not getting the results you’re hoping for? Try brushing up to twice a day for better results.
Some folks will report feeling an exhilarating ‘rush’ when brushing under their arms, behind their ears and their neck. It’s our favorite too, but you want to be extra gentle in these sensitive areas and on your face (we offer a smaller, slightly softer facial brush for this purpose).
While dry brushing, make sure you avoid abrasions, rashes, and other sensitive areas. Additionally some doctors recommend that if you’ve ever had lymph nodes removed due to cancer (such as the axillary lymph nodes in the armpits that are often removed due to breast cancer), or if you’re dealing with any sort of lymphoma or unexplained swelling, you should forego any and all dry brushing and discuss it with your doctor first.
You may commonly see long handled body brushes sold for these purposes but generally we prefer the short handled brush for two reasons: 1. Increased control over firmness and strokes. 2. Easier storage. Fits in standard drawers and larger ditty bags.