Which brush should I use for Dry body brushing?
Whether you are a beginner or have been body brushing for years, your bristle preference will vary. Every body brush in the range will give you excellent exfoliation and stimulation, you don’t have to press hard on your skin to get the results. Bodecare bristles are categorised as Extra Soft, Soft, Medium and Firm. So as you become more experienced in body brushing you can graduate to the next level bristle and continue getting the results you are after.
Extra Soft –
Face brush: Meant for delicate skin on the face, the bristles are silky soft, gentle enough for a baby. Suitable for working with Cleansers and removing face masks
Face brush: Soft bristles suitable for cleansing and removing face masks.
Nails/Feet: Suitable for buffing residue off nails and lightly cleaning dirt under nail.
Dry Body Brushing: Best for someone just new to dry body brushing, will still provide good stimulation. This is a great starting point until your skin gets use to dry brushing and then you can graduate to firmer brush bristles.
Dry Body Brushing: Suitable for someone wanting extra stimulation, flexible bristle, great exfoliation. First time dry body brushers could also start with this level brush, because you only need to use light strokes for dry brushing.
Dry Body Brushing: Suitable for experienced dry body brushers, firm, stiff bristles, providing optimum exfoliation, stimulation and massage for the skin.
Nails: Firm, stiff bristles great for removing dirt from under nails, especially if you are a gardener or mechanic.
It is simply a choice of which brush meets your needs and comfort levels.
How do you recommend cleaning the brush and how often?
As so much dead skin cells sloughs off while dry brushing and works its way into the brush bristles, it’s important to clean your dry skin brush regularly. After each dry brush spritz the bristles with an organic tea tree spray and leave to hang in a well ventilated area. For a great clean, wash in hot soapy water with a Tea Tree Oil Soap once a week and leave in the sun to dry or a well ventilated area, with bristles facing down. With regards to the Natural Face brush, it is best to hang this brush to dry. Resting this brush face down on the delicate goat’s hair bristles will bend them out of shape.
Cleaning schedule guide:
- As a guide if you dry brush daily, it is best to clean your brush once a week.
- If you dry brush every 2nd to 3rd day, it is best to clean your brush once a fortnight.
- and if you dry brush once a week, it is best to clean your brush once a month
Why work from the left to right of the body?
- Working from left to right or Clockwise motion is generally favoured for massage as it releases tension, helps strengthen and enrich the body.
- Anticlockwise motion ‘stirs up’ energy in the body. It is usually followed by clockwise massage. That is why you use circular motion both clockwise and anti-clockwise on the stomach, to energise your digestive system.
- Line strokes up, against the direction of hair growth are to assist with exfoliating the dry skin build up around the hair follicle and reduce risk of ingrown hair and increasing circulation.
Brushing with dry plant bristles on dry skin gives optimum results in exfoliation of skin and stimulating the circulation and lymphatic system. If the bristles are wet, they will be too soft and scratchy and will not exfoliate or stimulate the skin in the same way.
How often can you body brush?
Brushing once a day, just before a shower or bath is perfect. Morning, noon or night it doesn’t matter, just when it fits in with your schedule. The ultimate is body brushing in an open space with fresh air, combined with deep breathing. I recommend not to dry brush on freshly shaved or waxed skin as this may be too irritating. Wait for a day or two to start dry brushing again, especially if you have a firm dry body brush.
Is the Cino Brush synthetic? Why use a synthetic brush over a natural fibre brush?
The Cino brushes are synthetic. The Cino Bath brush, is purely for lathering up bath soaps and lotions while in the shower or bath. It is a luxury item and feels great. The bristles on this brush are so soft you could use them on your face.
It is not meant for dry brushing.
I included a synthetic range as well, because I had a group of beauty therapist colleagues who only used synthetic face brushes on their clients because the bristles do not mildew.
Synthetic brushes are great for any water based use, because they do not tend to mildew. However for dry body brushing I would always recommend a natural bristle and would never body brush with any type of synthetic brush/glove.
What are toxins? How does dry body brushing help to reduce toxins in your body via our circulatory system?
Toxins can be made by normal activities like breathing or exercise which can produce wastes like carbon dioxide, lactic acid and glycolic acid or from medication, food, pollution and many other influences. Toxins are tucked away in whatever available spaces can be found, pending removal. They are stored in places like: the mucus membrane in the respiratory system; as cholesterol in artery walls; stones in kidneys and bladder; crystals around joints. Regular body brushing assists the body in normal removal of metabolic wastes. The skin is the largest organ of the body and is sometimes called the “third kidney” due to its role in the elimination of waste from the body. The lymph is a transit system which travel via vessel much like the blood. The lymph transports food and oxygen from the blood to the cells and the cells then return the waste back through the lymph to the blood. Dry brushing helps improve the movement of lymph, so that are cells receive the food and oxygen at a better rate and the cells excrete waste back to the blood at a better rate. So to with our Circulation, underlying the skin is vast network of capillaries called the circulatory system. Dry brushing stimulates the connective tissue attached to the capillaries to improve circulation travelling to the heart.
Does dry body brushing make my skin glow?
Yes regular body brushing will make your skin glow because it is assisting the body in a number of functions like:
- Exfoliates dry, rough skin, enabling moisturizing products to readily absorb into the skin
- Assists with stimulation of sweat and oil glands, contributing to the restoration of moist, supple skin
- Strengthen the skin pores by assisting with increased skin tone
- Gentle stretching of connective tissues from brushing helps to regenerate production of collagen and elastin fibres.
- Alleviates vein and lymph conjestion to reduce orange-peel appearance or cellulite
Pure plant bristle, has tiny hooks and imperfections which gather the dead skin while sweeping over the body, leaving the skin with that healthy glow. Where as, nylon, synthetic bristle or gloves are smooth and do not offer any health benefits or the same type of exfoliation. The tiny hooks and imperfections of the plant bristle are so good at picking up debris that I have a client who successfully removed head lice with the Japanese Body Brush.
Each plant bristle has it’s own unique feel and texture. Every dry brush user has a preference to how firm a bristle they like to use. Different parts of the body also require a firmer or softer bristle, eg. The feet it is recommended to use a firm bristle, for the rest of the body you can use soft-medium-firm, for the face it is recommended to use extra soft and for the scalp we recommend a firm bristle or the wood pin hair brush.
We suggest timber backed brushes. For short or thin hair use a soft bristle brush like the slim line hair brush. For thick hair or long hair use the rubber cushion base with timber pins as it assists with detangling. Anyone looking for anti-static brushes must use a rubber cushion base.
When will my order ship?
Bodecare.com endeavours to ship purchases within 48 hours of receiving your order. Each address you instruct us to ship to, including gift-recipient addresses, is considered a separate order and is subject to applicable shipping charges. We ship via Australia Post Home Delivery when you choose the standard delivery option. Depending on the destination and how far it is from our dispatch warehouse in Brisbane, Queensland, please allow up to 7 working days. Actual delivery times may vary depending on shipping locations. When estimating package delivery time, please allow time for credit approval, address verification and order processing.
What does it cost to ship my order?
Shipping rates are calculated according to the weight and dimensions of your order, with current Australia Post rates. Sometimes we offer free shipping promotions whereby the shipping rates will change.
Do you ship outside Australia?
Online Bodecare ships Australia wide and Internationally.
By which carrier will my order be shipped?
We ship via Australia Post for local home delivery and international freight at the standard delivery option.
What if I change my mind and want a different product after my order is placed?
Once an order is placed at Bodecare.com, you need to contact us immediately if you want to make changes because the order will be shipped as stated on the invoice. For assistance please call the Bodecare office on 07 3870 0860 .
Can I ship to an address other than my own?
Yes, you can ship to another address besides your own. When you register with Bodecare.com, you will have the option to create your own address list. This feature allows you to store the names and addresses of people to whom you frequently send gifts. It’s easy to add, change or delete information from your address list at any time. (Please note: The information that you store in your address list is for your use only. Bodecare.com will not contact anyone listed unless we have a specific question about a delivery.)
What payment methods can I use?
Bodecare.com accepts the following methods of payment for purchases:
Credit cards accepted:
Other forms of payment:
- Over the Phone ( you can pay by credit card )
- You can arrange to send us payment via Direct Debit into our bank account, we can send you our BSB and Account Number
- Send us a cheque.
Please Note: if a phone order has arranged to pay via direct debit or cheque, payment must be received before the goods will be dispatched.
Online shopping we do not accept:
- American Express
- Money orders
*Orders cannot be split between two forms of payment.
Bodecare Return Policy
Returns can be made by mail to Bodecare Head Office- Returns, P.O. Box 2066, Toowong Qld 4066. Items must not be used, still in package, new condition and unworn to be accepted as a return.
Full price merchandise returned within 14 days from the ship date on your invoice will be credited to the original method of payment (credit card), if accompanied by the original invoice. After 14 days, full price product is not eligible for return credit.
Sale price merchandise returned within 14 days from the ship date on your invoice will be credited to the original method of payment (credit card), if accompanied by the original invoice. After 14 days, sale product is not eligible for return credit.
1. Making a Return by Mail
Returns and exchanges must be made within the guidelines in our Return Policy. All returns will be credited to the original form of payment unless otherwise specified on the return/exchange form. Your credit card account will be credited upon processing of the returned item(s), and the credit should appear on your next statement. You will receive an e-mail notification upon the completion of return processing.
Please use the original shipping box and packing materials. You pay for the return postage yourself. Original shipping charges are not refundable.
Please allow 5 -7 business days for us to receive and process your return or exchange.
Create Your Own items cannot be returned or exchanged.
Specify the exchange item and the new color or size on the return/exchange form. Include the form in your return package. Ask for the form when you contact Bodecare with your request for exchange. If you’re exchanging an item because of a mistake on the part of Bodecare.com or because of quality issues, bodecare.com will pay the shipping cost to send a replacement item to you. The replacement order will be sent via standard Australia Post service.
Returned items for exchange will be credited to the original form of payment and a new order will be placed for replacement item(s). Availability of replacement item is not guaranteed. You will receive an e-mail notification upon the completion of exchange processing.
If you need an additional assistance, please contact Bodecare 07… or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take the package to your postal carrier and mail it to the following address:
Bodecare Head Office – Returns
P.O. Box 2066
Toowong QLD 4066
When paying for return postage yourself, we suggest you insure the package with Australia Post, and use the registered mail service for your protection. Save the shipping receipt for your records. Only merchandise received by our warehouse can be credited.
2. Making a Return to any of our Bodecare Stockists stores
If you purchased Bodecare products from one of our stockist, you will need to return the product to that store. Each store will have their own return policy. Bodecare is not responsible for the return policy of each stockist. If you are unhappy with the service you received from a Bodecare stockist please contact our office on 07 3870 0860 or email your complaint to email@example.com .
Returns of products purchased online are accepted only by mail back to bodecare.com, not at our stores.
Will my order be taxed?
Applicable goods and services tax will be included on all orders based in Australia.
What do I do if my item arrives damaged?
Customer satisfaction is our goal at Bodecare.com. Please contact Bodecare on 07 3870 0860 and we will replace the order.
How long does it take to process my return?
Please allow 10 to 12 business days for us to receive and process your return. You will receive an e-mail notification upon the completion of return processing. We are not able to issue credit until your return package has been received and processed.
Do you have gift boxes?
Bodecare.com we do have gift boxes in 2 sizes, which includes tissue paper, embroided ribbon and a gift tag to make it very special for your loved ones.
Can I have a package delivered on Saturday or Sunday?
We do not offer Saturday or Sunday delivery at this time.
How do I know which brush to purchase?
All brushes are made of natural materials and vary in bristle firmness to cater for individual preferences. In the Shop Products section, every brush has details on what the brush is made of, dimensions and the firmness of the brush bristles. You can also visit our Brush Resource Centre located on the left bottom side of the Home Page.