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Welcome to the rejuvenating world of Dry Body Brushing. Embraced for centuries for its holistic approach to skin health, this timeless practice is making a comeback. Renowned for its simplicity and its abundance of benefits for your skin and body, dry body brushing is more than a beauty ritual; it’s a wellness journey. In this guide, we’ll explore the top 10 questions about Dry Body Brushing, unlocking the secrets of this age-old practice.

What is Dry Body Brushing?

Dry Body Brushing is an energising ancient ritual to awaken and exfoliate the skin whilst invigorating and energising the body. 

What are the Benefits of Dry Body Brushing?

Dry Body Brushing is known for its potential to stimulate lymphatic flow to help natural detoxification, as well as buffing away dry and dead skin cells for brighter and softer skin whilst giving you an invigorating energy boost and waking up the senses.

What is the Best Time to Dry Body Brush?

Dry Body Brushing can be done either in the morning or evening, but we prefer a five minute dry brushing ritual in the morning before a shower to provide an energising start to the day.

Can I Dry Brush Everyday?

This is very much a personal choice and depends on your skin type, but we would recommend starting with dry body brushing two or three times a week.

Is Dry Brushing Suitable for All Skin Types?

It’s essential to choose the right brush for your skin type which is why Hydréa London offers a wide range of Body Brushes with different exfoliating strengths ranging from our softest at strength 2 through to our cactus bristle brushes at strength 5. It’s important to never dry brush sensitive areas on your body or broken skin.

Which Body Brush is Good for a Beginner?

We recommend starting with our Professional Dry Body Brush with Natural Bristle which is our softest brush rated at exfoliating strength 2.

Which Body Brush is Good for a Pro?

We recommend using our Professional Dry Body Brush with stiff Cactus Bristle which provides an invigorating dry brushing experience and is rated at exfoliating strength 5.

How Do I Dry Body Brush?

Always brush towards the heart and lymph nodes, starting from the feet and moving upwards. Apply light pressure and let the brush do the work. You can use short, swift strokes for an energy boost or slow, long strokes for a relaxing effect.

How Do I Clean My Body Brush?

Tap the brush after each use to get rid of dead skin cells. It’s best to wash the bristles occasionally in warm, soapy water, rinse off then shake out excess water and leave the brush to dry with the bristles facing down, always away from moisture.

What Should I do After Dry Brushing?

After dry brushing it’s best to jump in the shower to wash away the dead skin cells. Try to use warm rather than hot water. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel and apply your favourite body moisturiser or oil to hydrate the skin.


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