How to Dry Brush Your Face
this post is sponsored but all of the opinions expressed are my own.
In my recent Q & A with Alexandra Soveral, one of my followers asked about using an exfoliating cleanser. While Alexandra does not recommend using these products, she does recommend dry brushing every morning so that any dead skin cells are removed from the skin while maintaining the acid mantle (which protects against bacteria, fungus and infections).
Dry brushing has many benefits. It activates the lymphatic system, which helps boost your immunity. It stimulates blood flow which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to cells. It clears the sinuses and helps trapped toxins drain from the face.
I dry brush every morning. It takes a little bit of time to get used to it – the bristles feel a bit prickly, but it leaves the skin rosy and glowing. The Soveral facial brushes have been designed not to be too harsh on the skin but effective enough to reap all of the benefits. They come in a set of two and are made lovely olive wood. You should use both brushes simultaneously with light to medium pressure.
To start, brush the neck with upward strokes towards the glands and back of the ears. Continue along the chin and jawbone and brush all of the way back toward the ears.
Move to the forehead and brush upwards over the eyebrows and back and forth over the eyebrows. Use firm pressure when going over the eyebrows. Finish by brushing from the center outwards over the entire forehead.
Next, move to the cheeks and brush lightly from the cheekbones towards the ears. Then add a bit of pressure and brush from the corners of the nose towards the ears. Brush the cupids bow and chin (still towards the ears) with regular pressure from the center to behind the earlobes.
To drain the eyes (helps reduce puffiness), lightly brush circles around the eyes starting at the outer corners and working inwards towards the bridge of the nose. Brush in circles over the brow bone, repeat a few times.
To finish, brush over the lips a few times and then gently brush downwards over the glands in your neck using alternate hands. Start behind the ear and push down towards your collar bone.
Voilà… there you have it, friends. No need for harsh exfoliating cleansers, just these pretty, dry brushes. Shop these and the complete lineup of Soveral skincare products at alexandrasoveral.co.uk or netaporter.com.
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