Dry Body Brushing - Frequently Asked Questions

Dry Body Brushing - Frequently Asked Questions

Which dry body brush is the best for my skin?

Our collections of dry body brushes are made with three types of plant fibres. Our jute dry body brushes are soft and suitable for delicate, sensitive or mature skin. If you like gentle exfoliation, then our jute dry body brushes are your choice. They still give you the tingling feeling, cleanse your skin and remove dead skin effectively and effortlessly. Alternatively, you may decide to use the jute brush on more sensitive parts of our body, such as the neck, décolletage or stomach, and the sisal body brush on the rest of the body, where the skin is not sensitive. 

Sisal body brushes are medium-strength and excellent for most skin types. They give you stimulating and invigorating exfoliation as the sisal fibre is firm yet not harsh on the skin.

Our foot brush is made with strong, hard coconut fibre, great for pampering foot massage and exfoliation.

When is the best time to dry body brush?

You can practice dry body brushing in the morning or in the evening. For instance, if you dry body brush in the morning, you get this wonderful energising kick. Believe me, your whole body will feel enlivened. Because dry body brushing helps boost energy and increase circulation, you feel energised and, as one of our customers said, exhilarated. Alternatively, when you want to relax, unwind and de-stress, try dry body brushing at the end of the day. 

Try using one of our medium-strength sisal body brushes in the morning, and a jute soft dry body brush in evening times. 

Do I need to dry brush every day?

No, there is no need to dry body brush every day. Start brushing two or three times a week, and you will soon know what works the best for you.

Can I use my dry body brush in a shower?

Depends on what fibre is the body brush made of. So, if you want to use a body brush in a shower, bath or sauna, choose from our sisal body brush collection. On the other hand, you can use jute dry body brushes only on dry skin.

Can I use soap with my body brush?

Yes, you can. However, if you decide to use soap, use a mild natural soap with a body brush made with sisal fibres. Palm Body Brush is perfect of this. 

What is the best dry body brushing technique?

Dry body brushing practice is a simple routine, done within 3-5 minutes of your time.

Use short, swift strokes if you feel like you need an energy boost and get the blood flowing. But, when you feel like having a relaxing self-massage, then use slow, long strokes instead. Try both ways, and you will soon learn what works the best for you. 

Firstly, start dry body brushing at our feet. Secondly, always brush towards your heart and lymph nodes which are located around the groin, armpits and neck. 

Continue towards your hips, then move onto your stomach, arms and then back. Remember to brush towards your heart and lymph nodes - so, start brushing from the palms towards your shoulders and underarms. After dry body brushing, wash off any remaining dead skin in a shower, then apply a moisturising cream. Afterwards, always remember to drink a glass of water to keep you hydrated.

Dry body brushing helps promote our lymphatic system. In this article, we explained why to incorporate lymphatic drainage self-massage into your routine.

How do I clean my dry body brush?

Sisal body brush:

  1. After each use, lightly run your palms over the bristles to remove any remaining skin particles left on the brush. Then, wash the brush with warm water and a mild antibacterial soap or natural antiseptic, such as a tea tree oil solution. 
  2. Make sure you don’t soak and leave the whole brush immersed in water for too long. Rinse the brush, shake out and pad excess water with a towel, then let it air dry to prevent mould developing. 
  3. Hang it to ensure the bristles are pointing down whilst drying. 
  4. Allow the brush to dry completely before using it again. Do not leave in water or a damp environment for extended periods.

Jute dry body brush:

However, a jute dry body brush doesn’t like water. Therefore, after each use, run your palms over your dry brush to remove remaining skin particles. After that, you can regularly spray it with an antibacterial tea tree solution.

  1. Depending on how often you use your dry body brush, we recommend cleaning dry body brushes with luke-warm water and mild soap, using fingers instead of completely dipping or soaking the brush in water.
  2. Prepare a bowl of luke-warm soapy water.
  3. Dip your hands into the water and clean the brush bristles with your fingers and palm, in circular, gentle motions while making sure the brush is not soaked with water.
  4. When finished, pad excess water with a towel and let it dry in an airy, well-ventilated area. 

Does my dry body brush get mouldy?

As all our body brushes are made of natural plant fibres. Therefore, when left wet for a long time, they are susceptible to moulds. Same as with towels and face cloths. But, if we look after them, you can prolong their life and enjoy our dry body brush much longer. After body brushing in a shower, shake your body brush to remove any excess water and let it dry in a ventilated area, for example, close to a window or outside if possible. 

What are the key benefits of dry body brushing?

  • Exfoliates and removes dead, dry skin cells to allow for healthy new cell growth.
  • Enables the skin to absorb moisture and beauty products more effectively.
  • Cleanses pores, removes dirt and impurities for blemish-free and healthy glowing skin.
  • Dry brushing helps boost lymphatic flow and activate lymphatic drainage, which leads to the lymph system running smoothly and flushing trapped toxins in a faster way.
  • Increases blood circulation, which in turn helps to deliver oxygen and other nutrients to our organs and skin. As a result, increased blood flow promotes supple and radiant appearance.
  • Prepares the skin for waxing and beauty treatments such as tanning for a longer-lasting tan.
  • Gives us a natural energy boost and soothes sore muscles.
  • Provides stress relief and an invigorating massage.
  • Prevents in-growing hairs.

Discover more about the dry body brushing benefits here.

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