how to clean dry brush

How to Clean a Dry Body Brush

When it comes to how to clean a dry body brush, let's start at the beginning. So, you’ve just bought your brand new Dry Body Brush. You’ve been using it for a month or so and are loving the results – you feel a morning transformation from a sleepy Sally to a motivated Mandy (not to mention your skin feels silky and smooth. Goodbye ingrown leg hairs.)

But, you are wondering how to clean your brush. It is definitely something we recommend doing to keep the vegan bristles in tip-top condition. Exfoliate, smooth and tone with our holistic body brush. Dry brushing daily is a natural way to increase circulation, support a healthy metabolism, eliminate dead skin cells and help the body's natural detoxification process. Perfect for targeting cellulite, ingrown hairs and dry skin, the pure natural bristles improve the texture and tone of your skin, for a softer, smoother feeling from head to toe. Here is Everything You Need To Know About Your Brush:
  1. Quick Dry Body Brushing FAQs
  2. How To Clean Your Body Brush
  3. How To Use Your Body Brush
  4. The Benefits of Using a Body Brush
  5. Post Brush Body Care
  6. Body Brushing To Remove Dead Skin Cells
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Quick Dry Body Brushing FAQs

  1. What is dry brushing?

A technique that involves using a dry, stiff-bristled brush to help get rid of flaky skin, increase circulation, and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
  1. How often should you dry brush?

Dry brushing can be performed on a daily basis.
  1. Can I dry brush in the shower?

You won’t get the full benefits of dry brushing if you do it in the shower. The hot water can dry out your skin and exfoliation won’t be as effective. Yes, it might be chilly for five minutes in your undies, but trust us, it’s worth it. You’ll need a brush with firm, natural bristles like to slough away those dead skin cells. In a perfect world, both your brush and skin should be dry when used. You can follow dry brushing with a shower to help remove dead skin.
  1. How should I clean my brush?

Read our step-by-step instructions below. how to clean a dry body brush

How To Clean Your Body Brush

It’s not just your body that needs regular TLC, your brush does too. After every dry brushing sesh, be sure to clean it properly. Clean brush, happy skin! To clean your body brush, please follow these steps:
  • Fill a bowl with warm water. The water level should just cover the bristles, not the wood.
  • Add three drops of tea tree oil (it has disinfectant properties).
  • Place the brush in the bowl, bristles facing downwards.
  • Move the brush around. The movement frees dead cells and dirt in the bristles.
  • Let it soak for 5-10 minutes then rinse with clean water, moving the bristles around to remove all tea tree oil.
  • Shake the brush then place it on a dry towel, bristles down to absorb excess water for a few minutes, then air dry away from the sun.
  • Enjoy using your brush all over again!
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How To Use Your Body Brush:

Use every morning or evening before bathing. Get naked or in your undies. Start with the soles of your feet and legs, brushing upwards towards your heart in short, firm strokes – let the brush do the work – don’t press too hard as the bristles might scratch your skin. Use circular motions on your tummy and armpits, instead of short, firm strokes. Starting at the soles of the feet work, dry brush the skin with long sweeping movements towards the heart, focusing on areas prone to cellulite. When you get to your arms, begin at your hands and work the brush upwards. Don’t brush on sore, irritated or sunburnt skin. For those new to dry body brushing, have a read of our other blog about the Ritual of Garshana which explains more about the internal and external benefits for the skin, lymphatic system and mental state of mind. It also gives an easy-to-follow breakdown of how to get the most out of your brush and exactly how to use it. body brush

The Benefits of Using a Body Brush:

Dry brushing is a skin exfoliation technique that will help you achieve smooth, glowing skin – and it only takes five minutes. Sounds good, right? Here are the reasons why you need to get it into your daily beauty routine. The Big Boy Benefits:
  • It removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores – leaving skin feeling softer and smoother.
  • Massage is said to help boost circulation and stimulate your lymphatic system.
  • Your moisturizer will work better because you will have brushed away the outermost dead skin cells.
  • It helps scrub off old fake tan, so you can speed through that dreaded orange peel skin patchy stage.
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Post Brush Body Care:

Following the steps above, use your Brush regularly – every day or two should do it – and give some love to those parts that don’t usually get any. After dry brushing, hop in the shower to wash away dead skin cells with our luxurious Soothing Shower Wash. Post-wash and moisturize to soothe your skin and replenish moisture. Our Soothing Body Lotion can be used on damp or dry skin and sinks in instantly, leaving you feeling soft and moisturized. Body Brush

Body Brushing To Remove Dead Skin Cells:

Dry body brushing has been all the rave as of late. Logically you think to yourself, body brushing has to hurt sensitive skin, all those natural cactus bristles everyone is raving about sound rather abrasive. If you are looking for a dry brush that won't leave your skin's surface feeling like it's just been scraped raw, we suggest dabbling in our extra-gentle bristles. Designed to remove dead skin cells without damaging your skin's surface, our brush is designed to be incorporated into your daily skincare routine to stimulate blood circulation. Body brushes help increase blood flow and strengthen your immune system by giving your lymphatic system and lymph nodes some TLC. Body brushes exfoliate your skin and increase the overall health of your skin cells. We’d love to hear how you are getting on with your brushes, so please feel free to leave a review or email with your progress.