Top 5 Benefits Of Dry Skin Brushing
We spend so much money looking after the skin on our face, regularly exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing with the newest products on the market. But tell me when was the last time you properly looked after the skin on the rest of your body? If I told you there is one simple step that you could add to your morning routine that would greatly improve its health, you’d be curious right?
The answer my beautiful friend is – dry skin brushing.
Not only does dry skin brushing offer a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, tighter skin and amazing exfoliation, it’s perks go far beyond this. There are a whole host of amazing benefits to your health too!
1. Increased Circulation – When you dry brush your skin, it increases circulation to, which encourages the elimination of waste and toxins helping your skin to look more glowing and vibrant!
2. Cleans The Lymphatic System – When our lymphatic system is not working properly, waste and toxins can build up and make us sick. Dry body brushing stimulates your lymphatic system and helps it release these toxins,
3. Strengthens The Immune System– By stimulating your lymphatic system you help to eliminate lymphatic congestion which is a major factor leading to inflammation and disease in the body. Dry body brushing also helps with digestion and kidney/liver detoxification.
4. Reduced Cellulite – Dry skin brushing helps to soften those stubborn hard fat deposits below the skin and distribute fat deposits more evenly. This can help to diminish the appearance of your cellulite.
5. Stress Relief – The act of dry brushing can be something quite meditative (especially if you do it in a quiet space) it can help to reduce muscle tension, calm your mind, and relieve stress.
Ok I’m liking the sound of this! So, how do I do it?
First you’ll need a high-quality dry brush. I love this one( LINK). A brush with a long handle is best so you can reach your entire back and those tricky to reach spots.
When brushing, always brush toward your heart, this is best for boosting your circulation and your lymphatic system.
You can brush your entire body, I find starting at the soles your feet and working your way up your legs to your arms, chest, back, and stomach is best. Avoid brushing your face as the skin there is far too delicate.
The pressure you apply while brushing your skin should be firm but not painful- don’t scrub! Your skin should be pink after a session and may feel tingly this is normal, if it looks red or irritated don’t use as much pressure next time.
You can brush for as long (or as little) as you’d like, but I find that around 20 mins max is enough. For the best results, dry skin brushing should be done daily and I love to incorporating it into my normal routine, and always do it before my morning shower!
Once you have started and discovered the amazing benefits for yourself you will not want to stop!