Facial dry brushing has a lot of benefits for the skin, especially if you have tired dull skin. It will give you a glowing skin. It detoxifies the skin to help clear congestion, tones and firms the skin, and help to reduce puffiness. It also helps exfoliates and stimulates cellular turnover.
So, I have been doing it for months and I can tell you that my skin loves it. One of my skin obsessions is with my skin texture; I have underskin bumps. With dry brushing, my skin is smoother and glowing and my pores are less congested.
There is a caveat here though; the only skin care benefit claim that is supported by dermatologist is that facial dry brushing increase circulation in the area of the face that is brushed. I could not find any research supported other skin care benefits claims regarding facial dry brushing; however, let's me say that natural beauty estheticians and dermatologists praise this natural skin care routine. One claim that is supported by all dermatologists is that facial dry brushing helps the skin absorb topical treatments better.
[source health.com, MindBodyGreen.com].
Everyone agrees though that one of the biggest risks to the skin is to choose a harsh brush. I learned that facial dry brushing is about very gently exfoliating the skin, stimulating your facial muscles, increase blood circulation to help us get a healthy skin.
So this blog post is about find the right facial brush before even doing facial dry brushing. If you want to learn about How To Dry Brush Your face. I have a blog post for you.
One of the first facial brush I use was too harsh and I noticed little cuts on my skin. Always test your brush before using is it. Stop using any facial brushes that gives you light breakouts or small wounds after using it.
My experience is that I have a good facial brush when I am able to easily move my thumb in the bristles of my facial brush without discomfort at all.
After trying many facial brushes, here are my top three.
This is an ultra soft brush bristles 100% vegan and cruelty-free brush. This may not have the best handle, but it is so gentle that there is no risk of irritated the skin. For first times like I was, one of the challenges is to use the gentle pressure for dry brushing. with this facial brush, it was easy to practice having gentle pressure without irritated my skin.
Get the Soft Bristle Face Cleaning Beauty Brush, $8
I love the Bath Blossom Face Cleansing Brush. This is a spa like brush; it is easy to handle and the bristles are very gentle on the skin but still strong and flexible for dry brushing without causing any irritation to the skin. The bristles shed just a little. I still love this brush and use it to this day.
Get the Bath Blossom Face Cleansing Brush, $14 (3 Pack)
I recommend the Daily Glow Facial Dry Brush from Proving Apothecary. This is an expensive brush that costs $52, but you will have it for a very long time. It has been designed by Holistic Skin Therapists to give the best skin care results. They use it in their spa and customers love it. And, I am totally in love with this brush.
Also, there is a special way to care for this brush: Do not get brush wet. Do not wash with soap and water. Store in a dry place.
To clean, sprinkle bristles with clay or cornstarch.
Massage into bristles gently and then shake out all powder. Repeat weekly to absorb and remove dirt + oil.
Get the Daily Glow Facial Dry Brush, $52