Natural Bristle Dry Brush
Natural bristle small round dry brush on white birch wood with a cotton hanging rope. It's a great way to exfoliate the body. The short handle gives you more control and it's more travel friendly. Great to use this before a bath or shower and finish up with one of my body oils to rehydrate!
Curated by awholenewwitch ☾
- Handle size: 8"
- Brush Head: 3 1/8"
Benefits of Dry Brushing:
-increases blood flow and circulation to promote healthy glowing skin
-offers lymphatic support-stimulates lymph flow which helps natural body detoxing
-cleans the pores on the body-clean pores = less visible/smaller pores
-can aid in reducing cellulite
-helps prevent ingrown hairs
Instructions: No more than 1-2 times a week, brush right before a shower or bath on dry skin. This way you can rinse off the dry dead skin.
You typically want to brush toward the heart.
Start at the feet. You can brush the tops and bottoms of the feet, up to personal preference. Always brush toward the center of your body. Brush in long smooth strokes up to 10 times on each section or side. This is where the lymph system drains.
Repeat the same process with the arms, starting with the palms or tops of the hands and brushing up the arm toward the heart.
On the stomach and/or underarms, brush in a circular clockwise motion. For prevention of ingrown hairs, you can exfoliate the upper pelvic region in a small gentle circular motion.
*Don’t brush too hard! The skin may be a little pink after brushing, but it should never be too red or sting. If it hurts at all, use lighten the pressure.
*Always rehydrate the skin after dry brushing and a shower or bath. Put on your favorite body oil or lotion. Oil works typically works best and locks in the moisture.
You can clean your brush face down in a bowl of warm water with 3 drops of tea tree or peppermint oil. Move it around for about a minute or so in the water. Then switch for a bowl of plain water to rinse. Use a clean towel to remove excess water. Dry your brush in direct sunlight if you can. A windowsill works well if it can't be placed outside. Another trick is to use a blowdryer for a couple minutes.
*It’s important to get the brush dry as quickly as possible. Keeping natural fiber bristles wet for too long can weaken them. If the wood is wet for too long, this can result in damage as well.
*Using alcohol to disinfect can actually damage the bristles.
*Do not store in the shower or a damp place.
Dry brushes on average last 6-12 months, but with proper care and cleaning can be used longer. Be sure to wash your brush at least once a month.