Dry brushing is exactly what it sounds like – brushing your skin in a particular pattern with a dry brush. This is typically done before you shower, but can be completed at any time of the day. With dry brushing, you typically brush up towards your heart. Therefore you start at the feet and hands, and brush towards the chest. Now that you know what dry brushing is, you’re probably wondering why you should do it. We’re here to share with you the magical benefits of dry brushing!
Exfoliation from Dry Brushing
This is probably the most obvious of the benefits of dry brushing, considering you’re using a firm brush over your skin. The natural bristles don’t only feel great but helps loosen and remove dead skin cells. This natural exfoliant will leave your skin softer even after the first time of use and will stay soft the more you do it. This is the most natural way to exfoliate your skin regularly without any damage or chemicals!
Pore Benefits of Dry Brushing
In addition to exfoliating your skin, dry brushing does a great job of cleaning your pores. This includes clearing dirt, oil, and any residue that can be clogged in your skin. This is mainly on your face, so you’re going to want to invest in a specialized dry brush to use. They make smaller and gentler brushes just for the face, so give it a try! You’ll notice instantly that your pores are smaller and less noticeable, and your face is a lot smoother.
Help with Cellulite
Another huge benefit of dry brushing deals with cellulite. There are many remedies out there, but studies have shown that regular dry brushing has greatly helped clients with their cellulite. Even if it doesn’t work for you, there’s no harm in trying it and exploring the different benefits the brush has to offer. It feels great, it makes your skin softer, AND can get rid of cellulite? Count us in!
Moving away from the outside appearance of the skin, dry brushing also does wonders to our insides. For example, the lymphatic system is a major part of our body’s immune system. It is made up of organs, lymph nodes, ducts, and vessels that transport lymph throughout the body. Many of these lymph vessels run just below the skin and can be directly affected. Dry brushing the skin regularly helps stimulate the normal lymph flow within the body, which then helps the body detoxify itself naturally. How cool is that?
Natural Energy Boost
Along with increased lymph flow, dry brushing increases your circulation. With this, your natural energy also increases! This makes dry brushing a prime activity to add to your morning routine, and should be avoided closer to bedtime. Who’s going to start dry brushing now?
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