View Full Version : Skin brush for Dry brushin
03-08-2009, 08:34 PM
I have sensitve, eczema, acne prone skin.what would be the best place or type of skin brush to use for dry brushing? I have heard many good things about skin brushing..is it good for sensitve skin?
Thanks in advance!
03-08-2009, 09:02 PM
Yes, it's good for all skin types. It improves circulation, lymph drainage..and the one thing I've noticed is I don't have to moisturize as often. Which is amazing to me, because I usually have to moisturize every day in the winter season. Just start with gentle strokes, and then firmer as you get used to it. I would use a natural bristle wood brush. You can find them in the bath section of almost any store.
03-08-2009, 09:12 PM
I use a natural bristle wood brush with a loooooooooooooooooonnnnnnng handle. It helps reach all parts to have a long handle.
03-09-2009, 04:34 AM
You know, I must start doing this also. Sounds like a RAWinner. Thanks for the Thread.
03-09-2009, 06:44 AM
Spicy, I'm sure you'll love it! Skin brushing feels so good and makes your skin really soft. I do it every day before I shower . . . but now I'm at home on break from college and I left my brush at school, and I really miss it.
My skin is sensitive to products. Fun, fun, huh? It does get pink when I skin brush, but it fades and doesn't last. Maybe you would have the same luck. I totally agree with the other posts and especially regarding a long handle. I can get my whole back with one a lot like this one (http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/bodyshop/browse/product_detail.jsp;jsessionid=60mmD2XuHy4puV1j3EP9 dg**.bsbwilapp03-bsprd-app-101?productId=prod150025&categoryId=search) from The Body Shop.
I've tried using my own fresh urine as a topical treatment to rid myself of recurring eczema issues. Worked like a charm on this awful rash on my elbows that would not go away no matter how much raw food I would throw at it. When I get really stressed out (like now), it flares up. Urine therapy is a common treatment in other parts of the world, but people in the West in general seem to need to pay big pharma to get rid of ailments. Feel free to let me know here or via PM if you're interested in more information on that.
03-09-2009, 07:35 AM
Eva- I'm very intrested in it. Can I pm you.
Eva- I'm very intrested in it. Can I pm you. No problem at all. I really don't want to discuss that so much here in this thread since it's obviously not about skin brushing! (And anyone else that is ever curious about something I post, I don't mind at all sharing about anything, although I don't always respond immediately if I have a busy day.)
03-09-2009, 08:04 AM
i'm having the hardest time finding a wood brush w/ vegan bristles - all the ones i've seen are boar or horse - ICK.
03-09-2009, 09:11 AM
appifanie - me too!
If anyone has any knowledge of vegan brushes that are good, please share :)
The one I posted a few posts up is made of cactus -- no animals. :)
Edited to add the link here: http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/bodyshop/browse/product_detail.jsp;jsessionid=60mmD2XuHy4puV1j3EP9 dg**.bsbwilapp03-bsprd-app-101?productId=prod150025&categoryId=search
03-09-2009, 09:55 AM
Eva - That is awesome, thanks so much!!
03-09-2009, 10:09 AM
I would be careful of brushing right on the eczema...brush the rest of your body, and when the eczema heals, then brush those areas! Brushing right over top of already irritated skin....not a good idea! ouch! I dry brush too, and it definitely makes your skin softer, and smoother
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