I came across the concept of dry brushing about a month ago. I will start with this technique as soon as I find the right brush and I wanted to share this technique with you because I totally loved it. I am pretty sure that it will work too because all the reading that I have caught up on says nice and positive things about this. You know me, I look at inexpensive ways of maintaining a good body.
So when I came across this technique that involved roughly 10 minutes of work everyday (and 20 minutes if you did it twice) and in return gave you softer and toned skin, I was curious to know more. Dry brushing is a very simple technique that involves brushing the dry skin in upward strokes towards the heart.
Dry Skin Brushing Benefits
Dry skin brushing comes loads of benefits. It helps to exfoliate and get rid of the dry and dead skin, prevents breakouts and also helps to eliminate toxins from your body. It also improves your circulation in your lymphatic system and you’ll notice a rejuvenated you! My search showed that the skin had a huge difference posts a month of dry brushing, when done regularly of course. Dry skin brushing will also help to tone and tighten your skin. With regular usage you will get rid of the cellulite and welcome a softer and glowing skin. So yes, you can pretty much say bye to the expensive skin scrubs you’ve been buying for so long because this will give you naturally soft skin.
How to brush dry skin?
- You need a natural bristle brush with a long handle. It will help you reach all the areas in your body. Do not buy a brush with synthetic bristles.
- Start with your feet. Perform light strokes in long sweeping motions in upward motion. Do not brush downward, you always have to brush towards your heart.
- You can brush multiple times in the same area.
- Use upward strokes all through the time that you are brushing the skin.
- Brush for a few extra second on the dry skin like the soles of your feet, knees and the elbows.
- Brush in circles on the palms to promote better blood circulation.
- Brush in circular motions on the upper shoulder region and slowly move the strokes towards the direction of the heart.
- For the back you would need to brush in vertical strokes starting from the buttocks towards the upper shoulder.
- Indulge in a bath with tepid water post the dry skin brushing.
- Apply a natural moisturiser post a bath.
How often can one brush dry skin?
At least once a day, twice a day works better actually! Ensure that you clean your brush with a mild soap and warm water at least once a week to get rid of the accumulated dirt. Leave it in the sun to dry naturally. Ensure that the brush is always dry and clean before every use.
One useful tip I found on the internet was that alternating temperatures in the shower from hot to cold invigorates your skin and stimulate blood circulation. It aids in bringing more blood to the outer layers of the skin. And yes, follow this technique for at least a month for fab results!
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