Categories: Beauty

Benefits of Dry Brushing Your Skin

Skin brushing is very stimulating, easy, and a cheap investment of time and money. It isn’t meant to be a medical treatment and rather a therapeutic experience that you can follow every day. It is usually agreed that the habit is safe and at worst ineffective. Read on to find out what dry brushing is all about and just how beneficial it can be your entire body and health.

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Why To Dry Brush Your Skin

A classic treatment in spas, dry brushing is a good way to rejuvenate your body by brushing all over your skin in a particular pattern. Done usually before showering, dry brushing helps your body in many ways from skincare to health care.

How To Dry Brush

The first thing you do is select the right brush for this task. Most people prefer a wooden long handle brush with firm bristles. You can look for dry brushing brush sets with different bristle qualities depending on your face and body. Start by brushing softly with a little pressure and move on to the firmer brush with more pressure as you get used to the feeling.

Dry brushing is usually started from the hands and legs moving towards the heart in an effort to increase blood flow. Brush each section up to 10 times upwards and towards the middle of the body. Brush on your stomach and armpits with circular stroke. Use circular motions on your back, abdomen, and face.

Dry brushing is usually done before a shower so that you can directly get into the shower and get rid of any dead skin cells and grime from all that scrubbing. Furthermore, don’t overdo the brushing or damage your skin. It can turn pink with the excess blood flow but shouldn’t hurt you.

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Benefits of Dry Brushing

  • Softer Skin

Dry brushing helps soften your skin. A firm bristled brush helps to loosen and discard dead skin cells by exfoliating your skin and clearing out your pores. It also effectively removes out oils, dirt, residue from smaller pores. Use a softer brush on your face to clear out your pores.

  • Lymphatic Dispatch 

Lymphatic nerves are an important part of your body’s immune system which is made of your lymph nodes, ducts and blood vessels that run throughout your body. Brushing your body helps stimulate these lymphatic nerves to act and dispatch blood around your body.

  • Reduces Cellulite

Not really scientifically proven yet, but it is said that dry brushing actually helps reduce cellulite and acts as a natural energy booster. It could be because the brushing helps increase blood flow and make you feel more awake.

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Rhea Tony

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