Choosing the Right Body Brush

Choosing the right body brush is both simple and important as choosing the wrong brush can lead to issues such as soreness, discomfort and other dry body brushing problems. Thankfully the below guide will ensure you get the right body brush for you.

Body brushes vary in terms of bristle firmness, shape and size which all serve different functions in a dry body brushing routine, but it is bristle firmness which decides the best body brush for you.

Body Brush Firmness

Body brush bristles are made of natural plant based fibers such as Tampico and Jute and are categorised under Soft, Medium and Firm.

Soft

Face brushing:  Soft bristles suitable for gentle exfoliation and lymphatic drainage for normal to dry skin, mature skin, topical eczema, psoriasis and those who suffer from open pores.  It is also suitable for those with mild breakout and congestion, to help open pores allowing excess sebum to flow naturally from the pores. It will also activate blood flow to enhance collagen production to heal skin.  However, it is not suitable for skin that has severe pustular activity, cystic acne, significant active lesions or lots of red inflamed skin.  It is best to wait until the skin has healed before trying to dry face brush. Example: The Bodecare Jute Dry Face Brush

Dry Body Brushing:  Soft bristles are best for those new to dry brushing and who are sensitive to touch, e.g. children, mature skin types or people suffering from dry skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. Softer bristles mean you will still get the benefits of dry body brushing, but enables your skin to get get used to a brushing routine without pain or discomfort. Once your skin gets used to dry brushing you can then graduate to firmer brush bristles. Example: The Bodecare Jute Dry Body Brush

Nails/Feet:  Suitable for buffing residue off nails and lightly cleaning dirt under nail.

Medium

Face brushing: A soft bristle brush is best for face brushing.

Dry Body Brushing:  Medium bristles are suitable for those new to body brushing but who do not have sensitive skin  or other skin issues where a softer bristle is required. Medium bristle brushes are also for those wanting extra stimulation or exfoliation after progressing from a soft bristled brush. Medium bristles should not be used on sensitive skin such as the face or neck. Example: The Bodecare – Detox FSC Dry Body Brush

Nails/Feet:  Suitable for buffing residue off nails and lightly cleaning dirt under nail.

Firm

Face brushing: A soft bristle brush is best for face brushing.

Dry Body Brushing:  Suitable for experienced dry body brushers.  Firm stiff bristles provide optimum exfoliation, stimulation and massage for the skin. Example: The Bodecare – Tampico FSC Dry Body Brush

Nails/Feet:  Firm, stiff bristles are great for removing dirt from under nails, especially if you are a gardener or work with your hands. Excellent stimulation around the nail bed which helps increase blood circulation and nail strength with regular use.

 

 

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