While you've probably heard about the many benefits of dry brushing your body, you may not be aware that you can reap those same benefits from applying this technique to your face. Using one of the best dry brushes for your face, can help increase blood flow to the skin (hello, rosy cheeks!) and stimulate your lymphatic system — both of which brighten up the complexion and help relieve temporary under-eye puffiness. As an added bonus, dry brushing is a great gentle form of exfoliation, so you’ll be sweeping away dead skin cells in the process.
So, how exactly do you dry brush your face? As with any skin care routine, begin by washing your face with a gentle cleanser. Pat your skin dry and brush your tool of choice from your chin to your hairline using light, gentle strokes. Repeat this move until you've covered your entire face. But remember to always move away from the direction of your heart so that you’re encouraging circulation. And like getting a good facial at the spa, don’t neglect your neck and chest!
Dry brushing is a great way to prime your skin to better absorb the rest of the products in your skin care routine, so be sure to finish with a serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen if it's daytime. Clean skin care tools always work best, so don’t forget to clean your brush with warm water and soap at least once a week.
It may take some getting used to, but once you've tried dry brushing your face, the technique will become as much of a part of your routine as washing your face, especially once you see that post-brush glow.