Why should dry brushing be your new detox skin practice?
First of all, did you know that your skin sheds about 50,000 dead skin cells every single minute — that’s not a day; that’s a minute!
Some of those skin cells remain attached to your body, leading to blocked pores that can cause an array of problems such as outbreaks, bumpy skin, and irregular skin tonality.
So in the field of skincare; dry brushing can be your inexpensive home-based spa treatment to help provide you with the best skin results you need!
Moreover, if you take on a dry skin brushing routine and do it more than a couple of times a week, it will greatly reduce those skin problems and affect your lymph system, which is a great way to improve your overall health.
Dry brushing not only detoxifies your skin and helps remove cellulite and stretch marks, but dry brushing also helps to normalize lymphatic flow to help soften your skin.
Essentially, dry skin brushing should clear out dead pores and improve the entire body, to make it much stronger.
Let’s look at how to incorporate dry brushing into your skin routine while breaking down how you can practice dry body brushing at home, followed by an extremely easy 6-minute dry brushing routine!
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The Benefits of dry skin brushing.
First, even though you read a few reasons why 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
- Supports the immune system
- Cellulite reduction (built-up toxins in the skin get released through dry brushing!)
Dry brushing is one way to detox from the outside in.
Dry skin brushing exfoliation helps the skin remain clean, healthy, and rejuvenated while also helping the skin look tight and smooth again.
Moreover, skin brushing is a marvelous way to exfoliate the skin and help lymphatic drainage, accelerating sweating and detoxification considerably. It does this well because the lymph fluid circulates in the bloodstream and flows from the lymph nodes more easily after a dry brush.
Essentially, dry brushing improves blood supply through the lymphatic system and can help remove toxins and pathogens from the body more efficiently.
How to know if dry brushing is for you?
If you have sensitive skin, dry brushing might be too abrasive for hypersensitive skin conditions. And 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 use your common sense and speak to a healthcare professional before starting. Still, dry brushing is for anyone ready to start treating their skin as an essential body organ that needs the self-care it deserves.
How many times should you dry brush per week?
Experts suggest that dry brushing three times weekly will work well for your body and skin. Start experimenting to see what feels right for you. Once you start treating your skin this way, just like your hair, your body will start showing you some amazing results, such as tighter skin.
Is Dry Brushing good for removing cellulite?
Dry skin brushing is fantastic for smoothing out cellulite because the firm bristles applied from the dry brush (with the right pressure in the areas) help break up toxins and toxic build-up. When it does this, the area of concern will also have more energy to help smooth cellulite build-up.
Did you know that your body will give clues if you are due for a dry brush?
When you get into a great routine with dry brushing, you also may find lymph fluid pooling in the lower part of your body; taking a break from your routine could make your lymph system out of whack!
Some of the symptoms your body will signal to you when you need a dry brush to include; brain fog and headaches, skin swelling, tiredness, and recurrent colds.
Always check with your doctor, as it may be something else, but dry brushing is helpful for your lymphatic health.
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When buying a dry brush, know that the wrong brush can transfer chemicals.
If you are now considering adding a dry brushing skincare routine for your skin, remember to invest in a good quality brush that is free of chemicals and has natural bristles.
Remember, you want to rid your body of toxins, so don’t risk using a chemical-covered body brush!
You deserve the highest quality, and investing in a natural brush is highly advisable to achieve the best results.
How do you keep your dry brush clean?
Another thing that is strongly suggested that you will want to keep a close eye on is your dry brush needs to stay clean. We tend to forget to clean our self-care or makeup tools all too often, and your dry brush is an important tool you will want to keep clean after every use. This way, it does not develop any nasty bacteria that can easily transfer onto your skin.
You can clean your dry brush using a spray with organic tea tree oil, and any time it needs to be cleaned, you can spray it to let stand, or you can use simple soap and extra hot water.
If you live somewhere sunny, you can leave your dry brush in the sun. Leaving your brush in the sun once a week (for roughly 3 hours) will help sanitize your brush even more!
Is it okay to Dry brush right after a warm bath or shower?
It’s best to consider dry brushing while the skin’s pores are open; that way, you can see results even faster to a greater effect. So dry brushing just after a bath or shower is highly recommended but be careful not to be too rough with your pressure.
Is slightly pink skin in the beginning normal?
Now that you know the basics of dry brushing and are ready to start implementing this skincare routine in your life three times a week, your skin will be quite sensitive in the beginning.
It might turn slightly pink or even red after the first few practices; however, not to worry because this is normal. Your skin will begin to strengthen over time, and the redness won’t happen the more your practice.
Now that you know how this skincare routine works, here is a fantastic run-through of a typical dry brushing session below!
The Best 6-Minute Dry Brushing Routine
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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. Still, through my research and personal experience, I believe that as long as you’re using firm pressure, you will gain the maximum benefit you’re looking for.
Step #2. Start from the base & Work Your Way Up.
Make sure you start at the base of your body (from your feet first) and work upwards, brushing towards the heart in long, sweeping circular motions (more on that in step 3).
Step #3. Brush in Circular Strokes towards Your Heart.
Doing strokes in a circular motion, directed towards the heart, and with firm pressure, will push the blood upwards to allow your body to start exfoliating properly.
Step #4. Be Cautious In Sensitive Areas.
Be cautious in sensitive areas like the breasts and underarms, and don’t forget to brush your WHOLE body. This way, you get the full benefits of creating tighter and stronger skin.
Step #5. Keep It Short And Sweet.
Keep your routine short and simple. If you’d like, you can do this longer than 6 minutes, but just go with how your body feels. Everyone is different, so only you know what your body desires most.
There you have it! I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial on how to do dry body brushing at home.
There is no doubt that treating your skin with a healthy routine of dry brushing will give it the love and care you need.
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Tuesday 31st of August 2021
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Saturday 27th of April 2019
On the other, it will also help you burn the fat.
Monday 29th of April 2019
Hi Latia! It sure does help, as you are loosening up those fatty tissues by dry brushing. Thanks! :)