So you’re sold on the benefits of Dry Brushing. Now you’re wondering how to choose the brush that suits your individual needs the most. There are so many different types of dry brushes it's hard to discern them from one another.
Here are a few things to consider as you browse:
Handle size: Make sure your brush has a large enough handle for you to grip so you can manage all the different parts of your body that you’re looking to detoxify. Or, make sure it’s small enough so it’s manageable.
Vegan and Cruelty Free: If you care about the environment, then look for natural vegan bristles to make sure no animal was harmed in its production (all of our brushes are vegan).
Bristle Strength: Decide what kind of bristles you want based on your skin type.Do you refer to a softer grain or a harsher grain. Are you going to use it as a dual dry brush and shower brush? Once you determine your goal you can easily find the right option. Here are some considerations for the vegan brushes we sell.
If you have thin, sensitive, or very dry skin then opt for these soft coconut bristles. Also best for anyone new to the dry brushing practice. This is great for sensitive areas like your chest and neck. If you’re new to the ritual, this brush allows you to learn the ropes without being too harsh on your skin. This is the best option for Vata skin.
This hand-held option is perfect for the days you feel like dry brushing and the days you just want to remove dead skin in the shower. Also, our top pick for travel. We don’t recommend you use this on your face. This is a good second dry brush or for those who like to dry brush a few times a week. This is a good brush for Pitta or Kapha skin.
3. Strong bristles: For Tough or Oily Skin
If your skin is thick, or holds moisture well, then use this classic brush to remove dead cells and create a more even skin tone. This is the harshest of all the brushes sure to help detox the lymph. Use this if you are already an experienced dry brusher and know what you’re doing. This is also great for removing a lot of dead skin or dirt. But don’t forget, if it hurts then stop as this may be too harsh of a dry brush for you. This is best for Kapha skin.
4. Massage Bristles: For Cellulite
If you have pockets where the skin is less firm that you’d like, use the massage side to stimulate circulation and break up deposits of unwanted cellulite. For best results, rub the massage side of the brush in the desired area twice daily. If you feel pain then stop. Only use as frequently as feels good on your skin. You can also use this brush in the shower as a cellulite massage. Read our blog post, How to Dry Brush to Reduce Cellulite.
Don’t forget, change your dry brush every six months to maintain maximum hygiene!