Dry Brush your Face for Less Acne

Dry brushing your face is great to keep your acne at bay. In yesterday’s post, we discussed dry brushing your body to relieve toxins that lead to acne. The article yesterday is more about the entire body, while this post focuses on just the face.

Before you get crazy and sand your face off—don’t. Take it slow. Your skin may not be used to this level of exfoliation, so don’t go too hard. Plus, excessive brushing will OVER stimulate the skin and bring about some side effects that you won’t like. If this is your first time, do it softly and very gently until your face gets used to the rough feeling. A note: again, if this is your first experience, you must know that you are going to be stirring up some toxins and they will be looking to vacate your body. This could result in an acne flare up—but don’t be discourage. Stick with it, as these pimples were going to come out eventually and it is better to get it out of the way now. Also, before you start brushing, be sure you aren’t constipated; this type of blockage will cause too many toxins to leave through the skin. (Sorry, it is gross, but you needed to know.)

Ok, you’re going to spend about 5-15 minutes on your dry brushing session. Before you work out or before you shower, you will start with gentle; very light circular motions on your face. NOTE: If you have severe acne, you should really just gently massage with a clean hot face towel and NOT brush your face. It could leave you with seriously inflamed acne.

Next, always brush in the same direction—the direction of your heart. If you look at it from the feet upward, brush UP toward the heart. If you are at your neck, brush downward toward the heart. Once you finish dry brushing, give it about 5 minutes and hop into the shower to wash and remove the dead, old skin. NOTE: you can use a loofa in the shower with soap and use it to brush your skin as we discussed above. This is a much gentler way to brush your face and wash away the dead skin cells at the same time. You can easily rid yourself of current acne and prevent against future acne with a dry brushing session.

Again, if you have very serious acne, dry brushing may not be for you. I would definitely speak to a dermatologist before you start.

You're definitely...DOING IT WRONG!

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2 Responses

  1. I am impressed, I have to say. Really rarely do I discovered a blog that is both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, youve hit the nail on the head. Your article is outstanding; the issue is something that not many people are speaking intelligently about. Im very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

  2. Hey Allen Port! Thank you for the kind words. I do try to be on the cutting edge of skin care techniques. I think there are several types of ways to combat our skin issues and I like to throw out some thought-provoking ideas. Thank you again!!

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