The benefits of dry skin brushing (and how to do it)
There are many reasons why you should take up dry skin brushing!
I absolutely love the way it makes me feel. Make it part of your morning ritual and see how YOU feel!
But first, how do you do dry skin brushing?
Get naked. Grab a dry, long-handled, natural bristle brush – you can find these at health food stores, chemists or online.
Start gently brushing your body. Use long, sweeping strokes, all over your body, always brushing towards the heart, not away from it.
Take your time and make sure each area is brushed thoroughly. Be careful of any sensitive parts of your skin and any acne, rashes etc. Be very gentle on the boobs!
Don’t forget the soles of your feet. I don’t do my face as I already exfoliate it or you could use a smaller brush designed for the face.
Now have a warm shower. If you want to really get the blood pumping, finish with a spritz of cold water. Make sure you moisturize well afterwards.
Because of the detoxing effect of dry skin brushing, clean your brush at least once a week in a tea-tree oil and water solution and dry well.
So, what are the benefits?
It feels AMAZING! It’s a bit like a mini-massage!
It stimulates your nerve endings and helps your nervous system.
It gets rid of all the dead skin cells sitting on your skin.
It gets your circulation pumping.
It can help with your muscle tone and cellulite.
It helps detoxify your body.
It can help tighten up your skin, because of the increased blood flow to the area.
It gets the lymphatic system stimulated.
It will make your skin feel really smooth and look glowing.
It’s a cheap way to get beautiful skin without salon visits.
Because it feels AMAZING!
What should you use?
Use a natural body brush, rather than a synthetic one to avoid scratching the skin. This body brush by Bodecare is specifically designed for dry skin brushing. I love the detachable head with canvas strap so you can really get in close to the areas that need it.
I also like the Bass brush, which is all natural and a little cheaper, but not contoured.
Want more info?
Did you know? Our skin is our largest organ. One quarter of the body’s detoxing goes on via our skin! Try dry skin brushing every morning for a month. Report back and tell me how you feel!
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