At Cait + Co, we’re completely obsessed with dry brushing. It’s chock-full of benefits, making it the perfect addition to any self-care routine. While you may have heard of dry brushing for the body, today we’re breaking down dry brushing for the face – and why it needs to be added to your beauty routine.
Benefits of Dry Brushing Your Face
If you’re still unsure whether or not dry brushing would fit into your skincare routine, take a look at these amazing benefits:
Our bodies naturally shed skin, even on the face. Without proper exfoliation, that dead skin can accumulate, clogging pores and leading to irritated skin and breakouts.
Dry brushing provides the gentle physical exfoliation your face needs to clear away old cells and avoid irritation. Plus, clear pores make it easier for your face to expel toxins, allowing you to get the bad out and feel your best, radiant self all. day. long.
Reducing the Appearance of Fine Lines
Beauty routines can be costly and time-consuming, especially when it comes to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Trying to keep up with routine chemical peels and laser treatments can be taxing on both your wallet and time.
Thank goodness we have dry brushing as the perfect approachable alternative! By massaging old cells away and bringing new, rejuvenated ones to the surface, dry brushing can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and keep your face looking and feeling young and refreshed.
Dry brushing also helps to increase blood circulation, which can breathe new life into your skin and make it look bright and refreshed.
If you’ve ever woken up after a night of too many cocktails and found that your face is puffier than usual – it’s time to try dry brushing.
Our bodies are very temperamental, especially our lymphatic system, and the slightest change (even a few sips of alcohol) can lead to swelling. To prevent this, integrate a dry brush into your routine a couple of times a week to reduce water retention and promote lymphatic drainage, pulling those night-out toxins from the body.
How to Dry Brush Your Face
Dry brushing is one of the simplest steps you can add to your skincare routine that will still boast major benefits.
Step One: Choose a Dry Brush
The first step is choosing a dry brush safe for your face. Cait + Co's Dry Brush is made with natural palm bristles that allow for gentle yet effective brushing, making it perfect for weekly use.
Step Two: Cleanse Your Face
Before dry brushing, you’ll want to be sure you have a clean face to work with. Clean your face with a gentle cleanser and pat dry prior to dry brushing for best results.
Step Three: Dry Brushing
Time to dry brush! The important part is finding a perfect balance between pressure and comfort. Work from your forehead to your temples and down your cheeks, toward your heart. Keep an even pressure and use slow strokes as you work down.
Remember: you don’t need any products on the face during this process, and your face should be completely dry (that’s why it’s called “dry” brushing).
Skincare After Dry Brushing
After dry brushing, rinse your face with warm water to wash away any remaining dead skin. Add a generous amount of your favorite Cait + Co handcrafted body cream to soothe and hydrate your face after the exfoliation process.
Be sure to avoid following up with any other physical or chemical exfoliants for a few days, as this can over-exfoliate and irritate your skin.
Dry Brushing in a Nutshell
Out of the dozens of face tools out there, dry brushing is among the most affordable, easy to use, safe, and effective. If you’re hoping to refresh your complexion, add some exfoliation to your beauty routine, or even ease the symptoms of that extra cocktail (or three!), dry brushing is your new skincare holy grail!