Who doesn’t want glowing, silky smooth skin? Well, dry brushing is the easiest way to get it. Not only that, it will leave you feeling totally revitalised and set for the day. All you need is a few minutes, and the desire to treat yourself to a little 'you time'.
So how does dry skin brushing work?
Here are four main benefits:
Brushing stimulating the lymphatic system, helping to release toxins and aid detoxification. When this system is not working properly waste and toxins can build up and make you sick. So start brushing.
Exfoliating dead skin cells improves overall appearance and texture. Brushing also helps to clear clogged pores and increase circulation. The better your skin condition is the firmer and smoother it will appear.
Cellulite can appear to be reduced. Dry brushing helps to remove toxins, which may break down connective tissue. The results develop over time but they are temporary so keep brushing as often as possible.
Taking the time to focus on your body is a chance to check in with yourself, to get grounded. Sound weird? Most of the time we’re focused on everything outside of us and as a result are oblivious to our own needs.
How do you do it?
- You need a good quality brush made with natural bristles. The bristles should feel stiff but not hard.
- Ideally, purchase a brush with a long handle so it’s easier to reach your back and hard-to-reach spots.
- Brush before a shower, preferably in the morning. Beware of brushing in the evening unless you want to be energised before going to bed.
- Start brushing from your feet and work your way up your legs, stomach, chest, arms and back, always stroking towards your heart.
- The pressure needs to be firm, but not painful or uncomfortable. Your skin should be pink, not irritated, after a session.
- Apply a delicious body cream after your shower to help keep your skin soft and nourished from the outside.