You may have come across dry brushing for your body, but would you ever do it for your face?
Over the past few years, dry body brushing has cropped up as a popular method to help promote positive well being and better skin health. With so many people seeing positive results from dry brushing their bodies, it’s no surprise that the technique is now adjusted to be adopted for the face.
If you’ve ever seen a dry brush before, you’ll probably be concerned with how harsh the brush will be to your face. But rest assured as dry brushes for the face are made differently with softer bristles for a gentler touch to the skin.
Just like for the body, facial dry brushing can help to stimulate the lymphatic system and remove any built-up toxins that cause puffiness or sallow skin. It’s a great way to boost blood flow and encourage cell rejuvenation to reveal a natural glow on the face. In fact, it’s a great product to replace exfoliating scrubs that contain micro-beads — an ideal way to turn your beauty routine more environmental-friendly.
But how exactly does dry brushing work?
Dry face brushes are not the same as cleansing brushes such as Clarisonic or Foreo. These are electrically-powered and meant to be used with cleansers on wet skin. Just like the name implies, dry brushing should be done on clean dry skin by gently buffing the brush in small circular motions.
Starting from the chin area, work the brush upwards and outwards until you’ve buffed it over your entire face, avoiding the delicate eye area. Once you’re done, follow up with your usual skincare routine or apply a few drops of nutrient-rich oil or serum for an optimal glow and antioxidant boost.
Which skin type is it suitable for?
While it’s said that the gentle bristle and technique used can benefit most skin types including sensitive skin, it’s important to take extra caution if you have very dry skin as this method might dry out your skin even more through over-exfoliation. People with rosacea and acne-prone skin should also be careful as it can irritate and exacerbate the condition.
Where do I get a facial dry brush?
Interested to find out how dry brushing fares on your face? Facial dry brushes may be more difficult to source than body brushes, but here are our finds on where you can easily get them in Malaysia!
Tulasāra Radiant Facial Dry Brush, RM190, Aveda
(all Aveda stores nationwide)
Facial Brush With Pure Bristle, RM20.50, Hydrea London