Why should dry brushing be your new skin detox practice?
In the field of skincare, this home-based treatment gains a lot of attention and provides you with the best skin results you need.
Did you know, first of all, that your skin sheds about 50,000 dead skin cells every minute? Hey, that’s not a day, that’s a minute!
Some of these skin cells remain attached to your body, which can lead to blocked pores that cause problems such as outbreaks, bumpy skin, and irregular skin tonality.
If you take a dry skin brushing routine, it will greatly affect your lymph system and improve your overall health.
It not only detoxifies your skin and helps remove cellulite and even stretch marks, but also helps to normalize lymphatic flow and soften your skin.
Essentially, dry skin brushing should clear out the pores and improve the entire body, to make the whole body just that much stronger.
This is how you can practice dry body brushing at home followed with an easy 6-minute dry brushing!
Let’s get to it!
Benefits of dry skin brushing
First, dry Brushing is going to be your new favorite detox practice! By Dry Brushing, you may see some or more of these benefits…
- Smoother skin
- Removes toxins
- Skin breathes easier
- Support the immune system
- Cellulite reduction (built-up toxins in the skin get released!)
Dry brushing is one way to detox from the outside-in
Skin brushing exfoliation helps the skin remain clean, healthy, and rejuvenated, making it look tight and smooth! Skin brushing is a marvelous way to exfoliate the skin and also to help lymphatic drainage and can accelerate sweating and detoxification considerably.
Dry Brushing is fantastic for cellulite
Dry skin brushing is actually fantastic for cellulite because of the firm bristles which help to break up the toxins of fat (in the areas that need it most) so that they can be utilized for energy by the body when necessary.
Your body will give you clues if you are due for a dry-brush
Moreover, you may find lymph fluid pooling in the lower part of your body as this could be your lymph system out of whack! The symptoms are brain fog and headaches, swelling of the skin, tiredness, and recurrent colds.
Always do check with your doctor as it may be another question, but dry brushing is certainly helpful!
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Dry brush right after a warm bath or shower
Consider dry brushing while the pores of the skin are open so you can see results even faster to greater effect. Be careful not to be rough with your pressure.
Stick to dry brushing three times a week
Experts suggest that dry brushing three times per week, sometimes four times a week will work well for your body and skin. Start experimenting and seeing what feels good and right for you. Once you start treating your skin, just like you do with your hair? Your body will start showing you some amazing results such as tighter skin.
How to know if dry brushing is for you?
Dry brushing might be too abrasive for hypersensitive skin, so if you have skin sensitivities? You certainly don’t want to dry brush too hard IF you have any kind of wounds or sensitive sores on your skin. Furthermore, always make sure to use your common sense and speak to a health care professional before starting.
Always keep your brush clean
Another thing that you want to remember is that your brush needs to stay clean. You will want it to be very nice and clean so it does not develop nasty bacteria (then transfer on your skin). You can use a spray with organic tea tree oil any time it needs to be cleaned, or simple soap and extra hot water.
If you live somewhere sunny, leave your brush out in the sun! If you happen to live somewhere sunny, then leaving your brush in the sun once a week (for about 3 hours), will sanitize your brush even more.
Go for quality when buying a dry brush
If you want to rid your body of toxins, then don’t risk using a chemical-covered body brush! The highest quality is what you deserve. It is highly advisable to invest in a natural brush to achieve the best results.
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Step #1. Start with Firm Pressure
Many people have different opinions about the best way and technique to do dry body brushing but through my research and personal experience, I believe that as long as you’re using a pretty firm pressure you will gain the maximum benefit you’re looking for.
Step #2. Work Your Way Up
Make sure that you start at the base of your body (from your feet) and work your way upwards, always brushing towards the heart in long, sweeping circular motions.
Step #3. Do Circular Strokes towards Your Heart
Doing strokes that are in a circular motion directing towards the heart, along with firm pressure will push the blood upwards to allow your body to start exfoliating properly.
Step #4. Be Cautious In Sensitive Areas
Make sure to be cautious in sensitive areas like the breasts and underarms and don’t forget to brush your WHOLE body. This way you are getting the full benefits of creating tighter and stronger skin.
Step #5. Keep It Short And Sweet
You can do this longer than 6 minutes if you like, just go with how your body feels. Everyone is different so only you know what your body desires.
Slightly pink skin, in the beginning, is normal
Your skin will be quite sensitive in the beginning and you might find that it turns slightly pink or even red after the first few practices of body brushing. But this is totally normal. Your skin will begin to strengthen over time and that won’t happen anymore.
I really hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial on how to do dry body brushing at home. If you have any questions I’m happy to help!
Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am the face behind Everything Abode! I am a home and lifestyle writer based out of Vancouver Island. When I’m not writing or exploring mountains and beaches with my furry rescue, I love spending time learning creative ways to manifest a healthy home. Thanks for stopping by!
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