Have you heard of dry brushing?
If you haven’t I hope this post will help clear things out for you. We will talk what is dry brushing, how to dry brush and what are the benefits of dry brushing.
It’s truly an amazing thing for your skin, so if you haven’t started, you should. It leaves you with smooth and soft skin. It removes dead skin cells plus it’s the best way to exfoliate the skin.
Dry brushing has been around for years. But recently (well not so recent, more like in the last 3 years) there’s been a lot of talk about it and why it is so good for you.
WHAT IS DRY BRUSHING?
Dry brushing is brushing the skin in a circular motion, usually before you get in the shower. You can apply body oil right after you take a shower.
CHOOSING A BRUSH
It’s best to choose a brush with natural, not synthetic bristles. Brushes with stiff and hard bristles are going to do a better job at exfoliating your skin. Although if your skin is very sensitive, it might be better to choose a brush with a bit softer bristles.
BENEFITS OF DRY BRUSHING:
- Increases skin circulation.
- Reduces the appearance of cellulite.
- Removes dead cells from the skin and stimulates new cell renewal!
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Increases blood circulation and releases toxins from your body.
- Detoxifies the lymphatic system.
HOW TO DRY BRUSH:
- Start before you shower on a dry skin.
- Begin at the ankles in circular, upwards motion towards the heart. Always brush towards the heart! Then move to the stomach, arms, and shoulders.
- When brushing your back, go from the neck towards your lower back.
- Dry brush between 3 to 5 minutes.
- Avoid sensitive areas, such us burns, sores or dry patches of eczema.
- Shower right after dry brushing to wash away all the dead skin cells.
You can also dry brush your face, but be extra gentle and choose a brush that is specifically for face dry brushing.