I’ve obsessed with brushing my face. Yes, really. Lymphatic drainage brushes are a regular part of my skincare regime. And so I wanted to share some of my tips and techniques. Face brushing is the way of the future!
We’ve long been told the benefits of dry brushing our bodies, but the face needs a gentler approach to this technique. It’s important to find the right brushes, and then learn how to maximise their benefits. But firstly, what does brushing do for our face?
Lymphatic drainage brushes are brilliant at banishing a build-up of toxics and water retention, which helps to eliminate puffiness. By stimulating your face like this, you’re helping to ease congestion, while at same time exfoliating the surface of your skin. I’m always impressed with the results, and notice my face glows and looks more alive. Always a bonus when I’m running low on sleep!
And if this all seems like a big skincare commitment, it really isn’t time consuming at all. This is something you can do one or two times a week, for a minute or so at a time. I use Shaquda’s Suvé Naderu brushes (£115 for two, available at store.wallpaper.com). These gorgeously soft synthetic hair brushes are definitely on the pricey side, so I always look after them well. Simply wash was a non-toxic formula and leave to dry. This will help prolong the lifetime of your brushes.
In terms of technique, I always do this in the evening, and begin by cleansing my skin, using Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleansing Oil and Cream (£24 for 100ml, available at cultbeauty.co.uk). After first applying the oil and removing with a muslin, I move on to the cleansing cream. This is where my brushes come in. Using gentle strokes, start at your chin and brush upwards and away from the heart. This will boost circulation and kick start your complexion. Circular motions should also be incorporated, and travel outwards from the centre of your face. Make sure to give your neck some love too!
Gently brushing face promotes clearer, smoother skin and is much kinder than using chemical-packed exfoliants. I finish by slathering my face in oil or serum, as my skin can handle heavier products at night.
So there you have it. Why not give face brushing a go? If you’ve got any tips to share with the readers of You Glow Girl, pop them in the comments box below!