Before you exfoliate with a body scrub, most skincare experts, including the skincare and beauty researchers at Callyssee Cosmetics, recommend brushing your skin with a method called dry brushing. This loosens up dead skin cells and helps make the exfoliating process much more effective.
Of course, you need a high-quality brush to make sure you get the best results from your dry-brushing process. Here are a few things to look for when choosing the best brush for your skin.
Here are 4 tips to Buy the Right Exfoliating Brush:
#1 Make sure it’s a designated skin brush
While your scrub brush might work great for cleaning sinks, you definitely don’t want it anywhere near your skin. Instead, choose a designated “skin brush” to handle the dry brushing that you’ll do before exfoliating. There are many options available.
#2 Look for natural bristles
Another thing to steer clear of are artificial bristles. The best skin brushes have bristles made from natural items such as vegetables or cacti (the body, not the needles), so that’s a good characteristic to look for. The bristles should be somewhat firm in order to be effective.
#3 Choose a long handle
To do the best job of dry brushing, you want to reach every part of your body. That’s why a brush with a long handle is a must for hard-to-reach areas like your back.
#4 Use a gentle touch
Even with the right brush, you want to use the proper technique when dry brushing to have maximum impact. Don’t brush too hard, or you can actually damage the skin. And a circular motion is more effective than an aggressive back and forth approach. Take a little time to practice your technique. Once you have it down, you can do a quick dry-brushing session prior to each body exfoliating session to have the highest impact on your skin.
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