What is Dry Brushing?

Dry brushing is a skincare routine, basically a form of exfoliation. It is also known as mechanical or physical exfoliation. It is meant to polish away dry skin and remove dead cells from the skin’s surface. It also enhances absorption into the skin. This prepares our skin for the hydration of a shower or bath that we will be taking. After taking a bath, it is recommended to use body lotion to allow your skin to lock in the skin’s ability to stay hydrated and moisturized. How does dry brushing work and what are the most significant tips you must know before starting to dry brush your skin? It’s all ahead! 

How to Dry Brush?

Dry brushing is done by using a dry body brush or a loofah (loofah is good for all skin types, but if you have sensitive skin – loofah is the preferred choice for you). The idea is to gently brush the skin – meaning not forcing it into our skin – be as gentle as you can, especially as you start. In time you’ll find where are the areas where your skin is a bit rougher which you can rub just a little stronger. 

Where to Dry Brushing?

Some of us have very sensitive skin and so it will take time to get used to dry brushing. Therefore, it is important to start gently with your feet, where the skin is usually a little bit rougher. Start with your feet and work your way up. You can dry brush your skin from your feet to the chest – never dry brush your neck and face (we’ll get to that later).

How Often Should I Dry Brush?

As mentioned, some of us have more sensitive skin and so it would be more than enough to dry brush once a week. You can start once a week and when you are ready, you can dry brush your skin more often should you want to. Some people like to dry brush their skin daily and it is totally ok! Let your skin guide you on how often you should do it.

Don’t Dry Brush Your Facial Skin!

As mentioned above, dry brushing your face is a big no-no. The neck and facial skin are much more sensitive than the rest of the body (even if you don’t have sensitive skin), and therefore it is not recommended to dry brush your neck and face. To exfoliate your neck and facial skin, use only face scrubs, such as L’core Paris face scrubs.