Dry Skin Brushing has been used for many years even in Ayurveda’s 5,000-year-old healing science which began in India. It has exceptional benefits to the skin as well as internally including:
- Increased circulation
- Improved lymphatic drainage to boost the immune system
- Removes dead skin cells allowing for new cell regrowth
- Creates smooth, silky skin
- Gives you a boost of energy!
Learn more about the benefits of dry skin brushing in our last post.
Before you begin dry brushing, you need to select a natural bristle dry brush. Natural bristle brushes are softer than their synthetic counterparts which allows for your skin to be exfoliated without the risk of abrasion.
Next, be sure your skin is dry. In circular motions, beginning at your feet, move upwards to your ankles, calves, thighs, buttocks, back, abdomen, hands, arms, shoulders, chest, and neck. Ladies, you may dry brush your breasts, but be gentle as the tissue on your chest is more sensitive than other areas. Be sure to always move the brush in circular motions toward your heart. This will assist your blood flow and pump more blood toward your heart. Hello increased circulation and energy!
After you’ve dry brushed your whole body, hop in the shower to cleanse and wash away dead skin cells with a hydrating natural soap. We recommend any of our Moisturizing Soaps.
After cleansing thoroughly, use a Body Butter Bar to hydrate and replenish lost moisture. A Body Butter Bar penetrates deeply into the skin leaving your skin smooth, hydrated, and moisturized all day.
Dry skin brushing may be done up to twice a day, in the morning and evening before a shower or bath. Always make sure you shower and cleanse your body after dry brushing. Your pores are open after brushing, and you need to remove any impurities, cleanse, and re-hydrate your skin.
With so many benefits to dry brushing, there’s no reason you shouldn’t try it!