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The difference between Dry Facial Brush and Wet Facial Brush

Morning loves!

This is a question we get on the regular, and we get it! It’s like, what the heck is the diff? Do I need both? When do I use them? Let’s get right to it.

Dry Facial Brush (click to see on the site)

The practice of dry brushing activates your lymphatic system to awaken the face and support overall skin health from within. The benefits of daily facial dry brushing are endless. We have had multiple customers comment on how pesky bumps, cystic acne, and uneven skin tone have all greatly improved with the regular use of this brush. Here are a few of our other favourite reasons why:

  • Smooths fine lines and brightens appearance

  • Reduces puffiness and dark circles

  • Detoxifies to help clear congestion

  • Tones & firms skin 

  • Gently exfoliates and stimulates cellular turnover 

  • Increases lymphatic flow, therefore improved circulation and nutrient assimilation = glowing, happy skin!

  • Sweeps away dead skin cells so gently, it's perfect for sensitive skin too

HOW TO:
Use this brush dry, on a clean dry face. Either before you wash (if you don’t have a full face of make-up on), or after your toner (and before your serums/ moisturizers). Don't put any water on it, as it will ruin the goat fibre. Massage with circular motions for 5 minutes 1x day if you can or 3-5 times a week if that is all your schedule allows, avoiding the eyes and mouth. For a complete facial workout with transformative results, we recommend practicing facial brushing on dry skin, first thing every morning. Like dry brushing the body, always use circular motions, up and out. Starting at the collar bone and working your way up the neck, and onto + up the face. Always up and out! Make sure to complete the routine on both sides of the neck and face.

No need to wash the brush. I just give it a good few taps on the back, over the skin, to sloth off all the dead skin cells I’ve just worked out:)

*These brushes have been consciously hand-crafted by their collective of visually impaired artisans at Sweden’s IRIS HANTVERK.

Wet Facial Brush (click to see on the site)

The practice of wet brushing activates your lymphatic system as well, but is a much deeper cleanse, and the bristles are rougher then the dry brush. If you have very sensitive skin, this may not be your best brush option. This one you will use wet, with a cleanser, and then ideally mask after for 5-10minutes. The benefits of daily facial wet brushing are many! Our customers that do use this a few times a week have noticed a decrease in black and white heads, as well as smaller pores when using a mask afterwards. Here are a few more benefits of using this brush:

  • Get’s deep into those pores to encourage them to open up and release the gunk!

  • A great way to exfoliate a few times a week if you have oily skin, or work/ live where pollution is high

  • Detoxifies to help clear congestion

  • Smoother + brighter skin because of cell turnover, exfoliation and deep stimulation.

HOW TO:
Either use as your first cleanse or your second, get brush wet with warm water, and use with your cleanser of choice. Massage with circular motions for 5 minutes once or twice a week, avoiding the eyes and mouth. Like the dry brush, start at your collar bone and work your way up (your neck and face) and out, using gentle circular motions. It’s ideal to use a mask after wards, to pull the garbage from the pores that are now open. Apply mask for 5-10minutes, and continue with your usual facial routine. Rinse brush with water and hang to dry out.

*These brushes have been consciously hand-crafted by their collective of visually impaired artisans at Sweden’s IRIS HANTVERK.

Is this something you already include in your facial routine? If so let us know which one you like the best and how you use it!