I’ve seen so many pins on Pinterest on the benefits of dry brushing, but I’ve never tried dry brushing before. I decided I wanted to give it a try to see if it would help with my keratosis pilaris on my upper arms, and I bought the EcoTools Dry Brush as it had really great reviews online.
EcoTools Dry Brush
I had no idea EcoTools even did brushes like this, and the EcoTools Dry Brush was only £4.99 from Boots. When you Google dry brushing or search on Pinterest, there’s lots of brushes with handles but I didn’t fancy one of those, and this EcoTools version looked like it might be easier to use especially if like me, you have dexterity issues.
“The DRY BRUSH is designed with synthetic bristles to exfoliate and smooth for soft, glowing skin.
Before showering, gently brush using long, upward strokes. Start with your legs, then mid-section, then arms, always brushing in an upward motion.“
Like the name suggests, dry brushing involves you brushing your dry skin prior to your shower or bath. Dry brushing is said to be great for exfoliation as well as working to detoxify by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage. You have to use upward strokes too.
The EcoTools Dry Brush is handcrafted with a bamboo handle, with synthetic bristles and a strap to place over your hand during use. I knew the whole dry brush concept would involve a stiff brush, but these bristles are really rough. I don’t know if I’m a snowflake, or my skin is just crazy sensitive but this brush is just too harsh for my skin.
I’ve tried really subtle strokes, and it just leaves my skin inflamed for hours after. Sure it exfoliates, but it feels as if I’m using a dish brush on my arms. I really want to find a dry brush which works for me, as I think it would really help exfoliate the skin but the bristles on this particular brush are uncomfortably rough and it’s really unpleasant to use unfortunately.
You can find the EcoTools Dry Brush right here.