Facial Brushing 101: Everything you need to know

Facial brushes are our favorite tool because they're gentle on the skin and incredible easy to use and maintain. The first thing to note is that there are two kinds: dry brushes and wet brushes. Dry brushes are mainly for facial massage and gentle exfoliation, while wet brushes are meant to be used with a cleanser for deep cleansing. The type of brush will be indicated on the handle. 

Dry Brushes

When using your dry brush, it is best to start with clean skin. Massage the brush along your face using gentle circular motions for around five minutes. Try to avoid brushing over your eyes or your mouth since those areas are especially delicate. For best results, do this once or twice a week. 

When it comes time to clean your brush, be careful not to get it completely wet. This will destroy the fibers. Pour some water and gentle shampoo or soap into the palm of your hand and carefully circulate the brush. When you are finished with the shampoo, gradually add in more water and continue to circulate until the brush is completely cleaned. Gently squeeze it with a towel, then leave to dry. If you're feeling motivated, you can also dry it with a hairdryer. 

Wet Brushes

Wet brushes are a little more straightforward. Use the brush to massage your cleanser into your skin to remove makeup and dead skin cells. The brush provides a deep cleanse and exfoliation, so we would not recommend using it with an exfoliating cleanser. The combination may be too harsh on the skin. Again, avoid your eyes and mouth. 

The cleaning instructions are much the same as the dry brush, although you do not need to be as delicate. Use a gentle soap and circular motions on your palm until clean then carefully rinse your brush (or use the method for the dry brush). Gentle squeeze with a towel and leave to dry. 


If you have any questions on facial brushing, please let us know. We're always happy to answer questions and chat about products!

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