Dry Brushing Face for Skin Rejuvenation

“The vitality of internal organs, working properly, transcends your skin and brings radiance to your face.”  Dry brushing your face with soft plant bristle can rejuvenate tired, dull skin.

The first layer of the skin, the one you see, is called the epidermis. The epidermis is composed of several layers of cells; the outermost of them is made of dead skin cells called the horny layer.  Experiments with human cell cultures show normal cells stop dividing when they touch their neighbours.  Consequently, to speed up the process of the reproduction of new cells, dead cells must be removed.  That is why regular exfoliation can make the world of difference.

Exfoliation is one of the most important parts of a beauty regimen.  Exfoliation rejuvenates skin when dead skin cells are removed, energizes your skin and improves circulation.  All of these combined result in a better looking complexion.

Untitled2Dry facial brushes are very effective at exfoliation, increasing circulation and draining away lymph congestion around the nose and eyes, relieving stress around your temples.  The bristles have to be a soft plant bristle, like Jute.  Jute is a very fine plant bristle that is delicate enough for the skin around the eyes but still very stimulating to drain away puffiness.   The facial brush must not be harsh on facial skin, as it is can scratch and damage the skin.  Bristles like Boar’s hair, coconut plant, Tampico plant are not suitable for delicate skin.  Use the Bodecare’s Jute Dry Face Brush, specifically designed for the sensitive skin on the face.

Most people dry body brush on their bodies but forget about the face.  Gentle manual facial brushing will speed up cell turnover, maximize oxygen intake, strengthen the skin’s inner structure and reverse the effects of aging.  The key is to use an organic moisturizing cream and to regularly use a Hydration Mask or Facial Oil 1-2 week to keep good hydration because the dry face brush exfoliates really well.


Untitled1How to Dry Brush the Face

+ Use gentle upward movement to lift the facial muscles and lightly curve brush down to finish with a light brush stroke.  It is in an upside down U shape. Light pressure up and soft stroke down.

+ Starting from left to right side of face, work your way up the face from chin, lips, cheeks, side of nose, up around the eye lid and forehead. 

+ Be careful never to stretch the skin. The first couple of months be extra gentle, the sensation should be pleasantly stimulating. 

+ Stop immediately if it doesn’t feel good or your skin has an allergic reaction. 

How to Dry Brush Neck and Décolletage

+Starting on left side hold brush just above breast line and brush upward to collarbone. Working from mid to outer décolletage. Repeat this on the right side.

+From left side, at base of neck very lightly brush up to the jaw line and curve down to the collarbone, the point at which the head and neck drain into the lymph nodes. Repeat on right side.

At first the whole procedure should only take about 60 seconds, gradually increase the time to a couple of minutes for a great massage to the face.  After brushing spritz the bristles with the Bodecare Tea Tree Cleaner and once a week wash the bristles with hot soapy water and leave in the sun to dry hanging in a well ventilated area.  Do not leave the Jute brush hanging in the shower, over the laundry tub or in a humid place the bristles will mildew. Recommended to dry brush 1-2 per week to begin with until your skin gets use to dry brushing.

A lot of skin is sloughed off when dry brushing the face and décolletage so it is essential to look after your skin with a good moisturiser and use a hydration mask or facial oil 1-2 week also.  You will notice an amazing improvement to your skin, increase skin tone, beautiful sheen and more hydrated.

Happy Brushing!

Jodie Smith




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