Okay, Beauties- first off- why are we brushing our faces? I know that every time I post on social media about brushing our faces, the questions come rolling in! Lol. I don't blame anyone for raising an eyebrow at the thought of brushing their face. It sounds somewhat harsh and maybe even abusive to do to our sensitive facial skin, but trust me, it is a must!
Let's start off with the WHY? of dry face brushing:
Body brushing and face brushing are essential components of a health and beauty regimen and should be done daily. Though body brushing is not a new concept, it is a commonly held belief by many in the beauty industry that brushing one's face is not necessary, and perhaps is not even beneficial. I beg to differ, and this is why:
Dry skin brushing removes dead dry skin, improving appearance, clearing your clogged pores, and allowing your skin to "breathe."
When you dry brush your skin, it increases circulation to your skin, which encourages the elimination of toxins, and metabolic waste.
You see, skin plays a significant role in supporting optimal detoxification. But if your skin is overrunning with toxins or dead skin cells, it will not be able to eliminate wastes from your body efficiently. Remember my 3 Ps of removing toxins from the body? Poop, Pee, and Pores!
Okay, so now that I've proven why you should brush your face, let's talk about the HOW?
Directions: How to use the facial brush
First wash your face,pat dry with a towel, and then proceed with the facial dry brushing. When facial brushing, use a gentle, upward movement. Smooth, upward gliding strokes lift the muscles of the face instead of dragging them down. We don't need to give gravity any extra help!
Your facial brushing strokes should move up the neck and along the contour of the face. Make several gentle circling movements counter-clockwise on the right cheek and clockwise on the left always moving along the cheek muscles. Be careful never to stretch the skin. Sweep the forehead gently from the center to each temple.
The first couple of months you should be extra gentle! The sensation should be pleasantly stimulating. Stop immediately if it doesn't feel good and increase the brushing intensity more gradually.
***Important: If you have sensitive skin or are over 50 and this is your first time performing facial brushing, be extra GENTLE when you begin facial brushing. Do not press down hard with the bristles at all. In a couple of months, your skin will adjust, and you can be more vigorous.***
At first, the whole procedure should not last more than 30 seconds. Gradually increase the time to one, two and finally, three minutes.
After completing the facial brushing, apply facial cream or serum immediately and massage the face and neck areas in small symmetrical circles.
Note: Occasionally you need to clean your facial brush. The best way is to rub some cornmeal into the brush for a few seconds, let it sit and then scrub it out with your fingers or by vigorously brushing a clean rag. The cornmeal will absorb dust and oil from the brush and whisk it away to keep your brush it tip top shape. Do not use water and soap as this will shorten the lifespan of the brush.Purchase A Facial Brush From Us: